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Wizards visit Magic in hoops battle

Washington WizardsOrlando Magic
Jan 4, 7:00 PM | Amway Center

Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic Odds


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

The Magic sport records of 4-2 and 3-3 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Wizards sit at 0-5 and 1-4 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-4 for the Magic and 1-4 for the Wizards.

View Washington vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Magic are listed as 13-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 186.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Magic - Wizards odds would favor the Magic if the lines were set according to power ranks. Orlando is rated No. 8 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Wizards sit at No. 29. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 97-79 win for the Magic.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Orlando's No. 17-ranked offense (94.5 PPG) against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 22 at 97.4 PPG. The Magic have averaged 45.4% from the field per game, more than the Wizards have managed so far this season (39.8% on average).

Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 101 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Washington was a 100-92 loser on the road against the Celtics. They covered the 11–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (192) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Wizards wasted a 28-point performance from Andray Blatche as Boston ran past them 100-92 on Monday at TD Garden.

The Magic were an 89-78 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (167) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Magic endured an 89-78 loss at the hands of the Pistons on Monday, despite a 19-point effort from Dwight Howard at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing New York are 3-7
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Chicago are 8-2
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

A few Wizards at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Orlando
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Orlando is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Orlando's last 11 games

Next up:
Washington home to New York, Friday, January 6
Orlando home to Chicago, Friday, January 6