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Washington WizardsOrlando Magic
Feb 1, 7:00 PM | Amway Center

Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic Odds

4-17TEAM RECORD12-9

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Wizards travelling to Orlando Wednesday to face the Magic on Wednesday.

The Wizards will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 7-14 ATS against the number this season, while the Magic are 11-10 ATS. Washington is 8-13 on the totals; Orlando is 9-12.

View Washington vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Magic installed as 9.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 182.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Magic sit at No. 20 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Wizards are at No. 28 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Magic will win this game 93-83.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Orlando's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 91.2 PPG, against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 25 at 98.2 PPG. The Magic field goal percentage has averaged 43.4% so far, more than the Wizards shooters have achieved on the year, 41.9% per game.

Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 101 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Washington was a 98-88 loser at home against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (186) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Washington got 20 points from John Wall but lost anyway 98-88 against the Bulls on Monday at Verizon Center.

Last time out for Orlando, they were a 74-69 loser as they battled the 76ers on the road. The Magic covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 143 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Dwight Howard scored 17 points in a failed effort to lead the Magic to victory (they lost 74-69 to Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center on Monday).

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Wizards at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Washington's last 16 games on the road
Washington is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Orlando is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Orlando's last 9 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Washington at Toronto, Friday, February 3
Orlando home to Cleveland, Friday, February 3

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