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Magic face Wizards: NBA odds preview

Orlando MagicWashington Wizards
Jan 14, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Orlando Magic vs Washington Wizards Odds

13-23TEAM RECORD6-28

Orlando pays a visit to Washington on Monday, hoping to send the Wizards to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Verizon Center.

The Magic will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 20-16 ATS against the number this season, while the Wizards are 19-14-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Orlando is 19-16-1 on the totals; Washington is 15-18-1.

View Orlando vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Wizards as 3.5-point favorites in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 193.5 earlier at GTbets.eu.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 22-rated Wizards and the No. 21-rated Magic in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 92-87 win for the Magic on Monday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Washington's No. 6-rated squad against Orlando's No. 12-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Washington rates No. 21 in the league with 6.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 17 with 6.5 per outing.

Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, giving up 97.1 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Orlando, they were a 104-101 winner as they battled the Clippers on the road. The Magic covered in the match as a 12.5-point underdog, while 205 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles was victimized by Arron Afflalo for 30 points as the Magic defeated the Clippers 104-101 in NBA action on Saturday.

In their last action, Washington was a 93-83 winner at home against the Hawks. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (176) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Washington earned a 93-83 victory over Atlanta on Saturday, getting 16 points from A.J. Price at Verizon Center.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Sacramento are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Magic at Wizards trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games on the road
Orlando is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Washington
Orlando is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing at home against Orlando
Washington is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games at home
Washington is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Orlando

Next up:
Orlando home to Indiana, Wednesday, January 16
Washington at Sacramento, Wednesday, January 16