The Orlando Magic (12-30) look to put an end to their six-game losing streak when they clash with the Washington Wizards (23-18) at Capital One Arena. The game will air on Fox SportsNet Florida at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, January 12, 2018.
The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 217.5 points with Washington opening as a 10.5-point favorite.
Orlando Magic at Washington Wizards ATS Prediction
The Magic are trying to rebound after their 110-103 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in their last contest. Milwaukee’s 27.8 offensive rebounding percentage was their largest advantage over Orlando, who had a mark of 18.2. The Bucks’ mark was above their season average of 18.9. Evan Fournier led Orlando in scoring with 21 points on 8-for-14 shooting.
In the Wizards’ last game, they lost a close one to the Utah Jazz, 107-104. Utah’s turnover percentage was their biggest strength over Washington. The Jazz had a rate of 10.9 (better than their season average of 13.3), while the Wizards posted a mark of 21.2 (above their season average of 12.0). With 35 points on 14-for-27 shooting, John Wall was the game’s leading scorer.
Washington figures to have the advantage on the defensive side of the ball. The Wizards currently rank eighth in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.510), while Orlando is 18th in effective field goal percentage (0.515).
Orlando comes into the contest with records of 12-30 straight up (SU) and 15-26-1 against the spread (ATS). Of the Magic’s 42 games, 23 have finished under the total.
Meanwhile, Washington owns records of 23-18 SU and 19-22 ATS. Vegas has a tendency to set the total high when the Wizards are involved, as 24 of their 42 games have ended under the total.
Bradley Beal and Wall have played at a high level over the last five games for Washington. Beal has averaged 28.2 points, 4.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game. Not to be outdone, Wall has put up 20.8 points, 9.4 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.4 blocks a game during that span.
This is the second game of the season between these two teams. In the first, the Magic lost 130-103, unable to cover as 12-point underdogs. Elfrid Payton led both teams with 30 points and also recorded 10 assists and five rebounds. The game finished with a total of 233 points, which was 20.5 points above the projected point total of 212.5 points. The Wizards had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 vs. 9.8) and had a much better free throw rate (0.233 vs. 0.126).
Orlando Magic vs. Washington Wizards Odds Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Wizards, ATS Winner – Wizards, O/U – Under
Orlando is 9-13-1 ATS on the road with 12 unders and 11 overs.
At home, Washington is 8-13 ATS with 10 overs, 9 unders and 2 pushes.
Orlando is 6-3 when they hold opponents below 100 points, while Washington is 13-1.
The Magic are 12-15 when they reach 100 points, while the Wizards are 20-9.
Washington ranks ninth in assists allowed per game (21.5) while Orlando ranks 27th (24.6).
The Wizards rank fourth in points off turnovers per game (18.2) while the Magic rank 20th (15.4).
Washington ranks 15th in points allowed in the paint per game (44.9) while Orlando ranks 28th (49.0).
The Wizards average 43.3 rebounds per game, which ranks 16th in the NBA. The Magic rank 29th in rebounds allowed per game (46.4).
Washington averages 12.7 second chance points per game, which ranks 12th in the NBA. Orlando ranks 23rd in second chance points allowed per game (13.3).
The Wizards average 11.2 fast break points per game, which ranks 13th in the NBA. The Magic rank 23rd in fast break points allowed per game (12.5).
Washington ranks 13th in steals per game (7.7) while Orlando ranks 18th in steals allowed per game (7.9).
The Magic rank 14th in three pointers attempted per game (29.4) while the Wizards rank 18th in three pointers allowed per game (29.2).
In their last five games, Orlando is 2-3 ATS with 4 unders and 1 over.
Washington is 1-4 ATS with 3 overs, 1 under and 1 push over their last five games.
The Magic’s average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 9.4, up from 5.9 for the season.
During their last five games, the Wizards have scored an average of 108.8 points per game (2.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 106.0 points per game (1.9 above their season average).
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