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NBA Free Pick: Orlando Magic @ Washington Wizards March 13

NBA Free Pick Linebacker Orlando Magic at Washington Wizards

Orlando Magic @ Washington Wizards (WAS -2, O/U 227)

Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards play host to Nikola Vucevic and the Orlando Magic tonight. Both teams are within three games of the eighth spot in the East, giving this game extra importance in the chase for the playoffs. Vegas opened the line for tonight’s game at ORL +3, and it’s since moved to +2. The Linebacker projects the Magic will cover the spread, giving us a solid play on Orlando. Our model suggests a wager of $78 on ORL +2 for a $100 average bettor.

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Why will Orlando cover the spread?

  • The Wizards allow opponents to shoot 47.6 percent from the field and 36.8 percent from three-point range, which are both the third-highest marks in the NBA.
  • Orlando has allowed the fewest points per game in the league over its last 10 games. The Magic are top three in opponent field-goal percentage and three-point percentage allowed over that span.
  • The Magic have the sixth-best point differential over their last 10 games (+3.4 per game), having played six of those games on the road.
  • Washington has no true center to match up with Nikola Vucevic on the defensive end. Bobby Portis is listed as the starting center, but is ranked as a PF on ESPN, where his -1.57 DRPM ranks 92nd among 95 qualified power forwards. His backup, Thomas Bryant, is 31st among 67 centers with a 1.46 DRPM.

How to bet the total in Magic @ Wizards:

The Linebacker projects a final score of 114.6 - 113.3 in favor of the Magic. With a projected total of 227.9 and an OVER/UNDER of 227, we have no suggested bet on the total in this one.