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Magic face Wizards: NBA odds preview

Orlando MagicWashington Wizards
Feb 29, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Orlando Magic vs Washington Wizards Odds

22-13TEAM RECORD7-27

The Wizards hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Wednesday as the Magic pay a visit to Verizon Center in NBA betting action.

The Wizards sport records of 7-27 and 11-23 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Magic sit at 22-13 and 20-15 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 16-18 for the Wizards and 16-18-1 for the Magic.

View Orlando vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Magic are listed as 7.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 191.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 27-rated Wizards and the No. 12-rated Magic in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 97-86 win for the Magic on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Washington's No. 21-rated squad against Orlando's No. 9-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Washington rates No. 25 in the league with 4.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 10.1 per outing.

Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 90.2 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Orlando was an 83-78 loser on the road against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (161) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Orlando suffered an 83-78 loss against Atlanta on Thursday, getting 13 points from J.J. Redick in a losing effort at Philips Arena.

Washington lost its last outing, a 119-118 result against the Bucks on February 28. The Wizards covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog, while the 237 combined points took the game OVER the total. Washington got 20 points and 11 rebounds from Trevor Booker in a losing cause in a 119-118 loss to Milwaukee on Tuesday at Bradley Center.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 0-10
After a loss are 2-8

A few Magic at Wizards trends to consider:
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Orlando is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games
Orlando is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Orlando
Washington is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games when playing at home against Orlando

Next up:
Orlando home to Oklahoma City, Thursday, March 1
Washington home to Cleveland, Saturday, March 3