Saturday sees the Washington Wizards (19-26) go up against Southeast rivals Orlando Magic (17-28) at the Capital One Arena. The Washington Wizards hold the 12th seed in the Eastern Conference with 19 wins in 45 games; 17 victories have helped push the Orlando Magic into 13th place among Eastern Conference teams. The Washington Wizards took out the Orlando Magic 100-119 when they last faced each other, and according to the MD betting sites, the home side should have little trouble claiming another win.
Washington Wizards VS Orlando Magic Betting expert picks
Washington Wizards VS Orlando Magic Moneyline
Take the Washington Wizards to win (1.42) for the outright win on the moneyline.
Take the Washington Wizards (-240) for the outright win on the moneyline. The hosts have had a lot of success against the Orlando Magic in recent years, winning six of their last ten matchups. With odds of +200 for this matchup, it’s clear the Orlando Magic are the underdogs with only a 33% chance of overturning this trend. They are 6-16 on the road for this season and 17-28 overall.
Take the Washington Wizards (-240) to win outright on the moneyline for the upcoming match at the Capital One Arena. They look the better pick of the two sides, having gone 2-3 in the last five matches.
Washington Wizards VS Orlando Magic Spread
Take the Orlando Magic +6.0 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The Washington Wizards open up as the 6.0-point favorites over the Orlando Magic in the NBA betting lines, leaving them as the clear match favorites. The last five games between the Washington Wizards and Orlando Magic have produced an average winning margin of 11.2 points, but the oddsmakers misjudged the spread by 5.2 points on average.
That said, the Washington Wizards struggled to make home-court advantage count in their past five matchups against the Orlando Magic, losing three times at the Capital One Arena by an average losing margin of 12.7 points. The hosts are also 4-6 ATS in the past ten games at home and 5-5 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
Even away from home, the Orlando Magic look too good to pass up on the spread. Backing the visitors has paid off in each of their last four games, and we’re tempted to go down this route. The visitors are 8-2 ATS from their ten most recent road trips, as well as 6-4 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Washington Wizards VS Orlando Magic Total
Take the Total over 229 (1.91) for the best over/under bet
There was an average of 223.7 points scored in the previous ten clashes between the Washington Wizards and the Orlando Magic.
The total has averaged 226.1 points in the Washington Wizards’ ten most recent games, as well as 227.0 points in their last five at home. Against the total, the Washington Wizards have gone over in their past three home games and are 5-4-1 in the last ten overall.
The total has gone over in the Orlando Magic’s last 5 road games against the Washington Wizards. Exactly half of the away side’s past 10 road games went over, leaving them 5-5 in the over/under market away from home.
Washington Wizards VS Orlando Magic Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Orlando Magic (+200) | Washington Wizards (-240)
- Against the spread (ATS): Orlando Magic +6.0 (-110) | Washington Wizards -6.0 (-110)
Washington Wizards Form
The Washington Wizards ended a two-match losing skid last time out by beating the New York Knicks 116-105. The victory improved their record from the past ten games to 5-5. They are also 2-3 in the last five at home.
The Washington Wizards’ offense has been abysmal all season. It has put up just 111.9 points per game and they saw no improvement in the last five matches, which produced an average of 110.8 points. On the other side of the ball, the defense has been relatively average. The hosts have conceded 114.6 points in the previous five outings, which is more than the 113.2 points they’ve allowed per game over the course of the regular season.
The Washington Wizards failed to qualify for the playoffs last season after ending up 12th in the Eastern Conference and fourth in the Southeast Division. They ended up 35-47 overall. This year, they’ve gone 19-26 so far and aren’t expected to reach postseason play either.
The Washington Wizards have no reported injury concerns going into their latest home matchup.
Orlando Magic Form
The Orlando Magic snapped out of a two-match losing streak last time out by beating the New Orleans Pelicans 123-110, leaving their current record from the past ten games at 4-6. They are also 2-3 in the last five on the road.
The away offense is on song at the moment, having averaged 113.4 points in the last five matches, which is more than the 110.8 points that the Orlando Magic have posted as their season average so far. On the other side of the ball, the visitors have conceded 114.2 points per game over the course of the regular season.
Last year, the Orlando Magic failed to qualify for the playoffs after a 22-60 regular season. They ended up 15th in the Eastern Conference and fifth in the Southeast Division. Their chances of reaching postseason play this season don’t look good either, with the away side 17-28 so far.
The Orlando Magic have three players injured for the upcoming match: Jonathan Isaac, Chuma Okeke, and Franz Wagner.
Washington Wizards VS Orlando Magic H2H history
The Washington Wizards came away with a 100-119 win in their latest encounter with the Orlando Magic, which took place at the Amway Center. Victory has gone Washington Wizards’ way six times in their past ten meetings with the Orlando Magic. The hosts are favorites to add another win to this haul, with the oddsmakers laying a home win at -240. This implies there is a 71% chance of a home win.
In the last five matchups at the Capital One Arena, the Washington Wizards offense has put 573 points on board against the Orlando Magic defense. To put that into perspective, that’s an average of 114.6 points per game that the home offense has produced on its own court in this series of late.