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Magic visit Wizards in hoops battle

Orlando MagicWashington Wizards
17-41February 25, 2014, 07:00 | Verizon Center28-28

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

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Wizards are 28-28 so far on the season, and 30-25-1 ATS vs. the number. The Magic, meanwhile, are 17-41 and 24-33-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 30-26 and the Magic go 26-32 on the totals.

View Orlando Magic vs Washington Wizards Odds and Stats.

Washington opened as -10-point Favorite at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 196 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wizards at No. 9 and the Magic at No. 27 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 92-87 result in favor of the Wizards.

In their last action, Orlando was a 105-90 loser on the road against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (195) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Tobias Harris went off for 28 points and added 6 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Toronto defeated Orlando, 105-90 at Air Canada Centre.

The Wizards were a 96-83 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (179) made winners of UNDER bettors. Washington earned a 96-83 victory over Cleveland on Sunday, getting 21 points from John Wall at Quicken Loans Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Magic rank No. 23 in the league with 42.05 per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 19 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Washington is the NBA’s No. 15-ranked team at 7.79 per game, while the Magic rate No. 19 with 7 per contest.

A few Magic at Wizards trends to consider:
Orlando is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Orlando is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Orlando is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Orlando is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Washington is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Orlando at Philadelphia, Wednesday, February 26th
Washington at Toronto, Thursday, February 27th