The Orlando Magic (-293) are favored by 7 points over the Washington Wizards (+237) in a Southeast Division matchup. The over/under line for the game is 222.5 points.

The Magic (36-26) are currently on a 4-game win streak and are 4th in the Eastern Conference. The Wizards (9-52) have lost 15 straight and are 14th in the East.

ORLANDO MAGIC VS WASHINGTON WIZARDS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Washington Wizards +7

This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, March 6th.

WHY BET THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 110-108 in favor of the Magic.
  • Our projections have Paolo Banchero finishing with Paolo Banchero points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Magic finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.2% and knocking down 14 threes.

Can the Magic Lock in a Road Win?

Today, the Magic are favored by 7 points against the Wizards. This season, Orlando has been favored in 23 of their 62 games and has a record of 20-3 in those games. As the favorite, they have covered the spread in four straight games and have an average scoring margin of +10.7 points per game.

Orlando’s O/U record for the season is 29-33, and the under has hit in their last six games. On average, their games have finished with 220.9 points, which is lower than today’s line of 222.5.

In their most recent game, the Magic defeated the Hornets by a score of 101-89. They were favored by 8.5 points in that game and easily covered the spread. The O/U line for that game was 208 points.

With a record of 36-26, the Magic are currently 4th in the Eastern Conference and 1st in the Southeast Division. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 25-15 compared to 11-11 against the West.

This season, the Magic have an ATS record of 41-21, including a 20-13 mark on the road. Their average scoring differential on the road is -3.0 points per game.

So far this season, the Magic are 26th in scoring at 111.3 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 108.7 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Orlando is last in the league in both three-point makes and attempts. They are shooting 35% from beyond the arc.

Overall, the Magic are 14th in field goal percentage at 47%. In terms of pace, they are 23rd in the NBA.

In the current season, the Magic defense has excelled, sitting 3rd in the NBA by allowing 109.5 points per game. The Orlando defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.6% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.6% of their field goal attempts vs. Orlando.

Can the Wizards Pull the Upset at Home?

The Wizards have lost 15 straight games and are 9-52 overall this season. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 14th place and are 5th in the Southeast Division.

As the underdog, the Wizards are 9-49 this season and are 28-29 ATS as the underdog. Today, they are 7-point underdogs and have gone 2-ATS as the underdog on the road.

In their last game against the Jazz, the Wizards lost by a score of 127-115. They were 5-point underdogs in that game and are now 28-32 ATS for the season. The O/U line for that game was 241.5.

Washington’s O/U record for the season is 30-31, and their games have averaged 239.3 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 222.5.

In the Eastern Conference, the Wizards have a conference record of 6-32 and are 3-20 against non-conference opponents. On the road, they are 6-27 compared to 3-25 at home.

This season, the Wizards are the NBA’s top-ranked team in pace, averaging 102.9 possessions per game. They are also 15th in scoring at 114.6 points per game. However, at home, they are 21st in scoring at 113.8 points per game.

So far, the Wizards have outscored the NBA scoring average in 45.9% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 17th in the league at 47%. They are also 9th in assists at 28.2 per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Wizards are 26th in the league at 35%. In terms of free throw attempts, they are 27th in the NBA.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Wizards is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 124.7 points per game (30th). When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Wizards squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 57.6% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.8% from downtown.