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Wizards battle vs Magic highlights NBA odds

Orlando MagicWashington Wizards
Dec 28, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Orlando Magic vs Washington Wizards Odds

12-16TEAM RECORD3-23

The Magic will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Wizards in Washington at Verizon Center on Friday in NBA action.

Washington will face the 12-16 Magic, who own a 15-13 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Wizards are 11-14-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Magic are 11-16-1 favoring the OVER.

View Orlando vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 26-rated Wizards and the No. 19-rated Magic in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 92-85 win for the Magic on Friday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 88.6 PPG, against a Magic defense that ranks No. 7 at 94.4 PPG. The Wizards field goal percentage has averaged 40.4% so far, less than the Magic shooters have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.

Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, giving up 93.2 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

The Magic were a 97-94 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Hornets. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (191) made winners of OVER bettors. Jameer Nelson scored 28 points and added 10 assists for a double-double, but his team still lost 97-94 against New Orleans in NBA action at Amway Center.

The Wizards were an 87-84 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (171) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Wizards endured an 87-84 loss at the hands of the Cavaliers on Wednesday, despite a 17-point effort from Emeka Okafor at Verizon Center.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing New Orleans are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Magic at Wizards trends to consider:
Orlando is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games on the road
Orlando is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Orlando
Washington is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Washington is 6-12-1 ATS in its last 19 games when playing at home against Orlando

Next up:
Orlando home to Toronto, Saturday, December 29
Washington at Chicago, Saturday, December 29

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