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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Orlando Magic vs. Washington Wizards

November 29, 2023


The Washington Wizards will travel to Orlando, Florida to face the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center on Wednesday evening with tip-off scheduled for 7:00 PM ET, and the game will air on Bally Sports Florida.

Washington has been one of the worst teams in the NBA this season as they enter this game in 14th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 3-14, however, they ended their eight-game losing streak with a 126-107 win on the road against the Detroit Pistons on Monday. The Wizards have been one of the worst defensive teams in the league this season as they are allowing an average of 124 points per game which is the 2nd most allowed per game in the NBA, however, they have averaged 116.12 points per game which ranks 8th in the NBA. Kyle Kuzma has been one of the lone bright spots for the team this season as he leads the team in scoring and is 2nd on the team in rebounds and assists with an average of 23.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game. The Washington Wizards will look to build on the momentum following the win against the Pistons on Monday when they travel to face the Orlando Magic.

The Orlando Magic have been one of the biggest surprise teams this season in the NBA as they enter this game with the 2nd best record in the Eastern Conference with a record of 12-5 and are one of the hottest teams in the NBA as they enter this matchup on a seven-game winning streak. Their defensive play has been one of the main reasons for their early season success this season as they are allowing the 5th fewest points per game in the league with an average of 107.35 points per game, however, the Magic like to play at a slower tempo than the average NBA team which has also led them to being a below-average scoring team as they are averaging 112.65 points per game. Paolo Banchero and Franz Wagner have been the two main scoring options for the Magic this season as Banchero is averaging 19.8 points per game while Wagner is averaging 19.5 points per game Banchero also leads the team in assists with an average of 4.6 assists per game. The Magic will look to extend their winning streak to eight games when they host the Washington Wizards on Wednesday evening.

BookMaker has the Orlando Magic listed as 9-point favorites at home against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday evening. Washington has won seven of the last ten while Orlando has won two of the last three meetings. Both teams are 5-5 ATS in the last ten while the Magic are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Washington Wizards are 8-9 ATS overall, 7-3 ATS on the road, and 7-8 ATS as an underdog this season while the Orlando Magic are 14-3 ATS overall, 7-1 ATS at home, and 5-0 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Orlando has been the better team this season and most recently in the series, winning two of the last three games. The Magic have also been one of the best teams at covering the spread this season in the NBA as they are 14-3 ATS overall, 7-1 ATS at home, and have covered every game they were a favorite as they are 5-0 ATS as a favorite. As a result, I am laying the points with the Orlando Magic when they host the Washington Wizards. 

Spooky Express Pick: Orlando Magic -9