We have a seven-game slate in the NBA scheduled for Saturday, January 21, so make sure you don’t miss out on the best Magic vs. Wizards betting pick and odds.
Orlando is going to play the second game of a back-to-back set when they visit Washington at Capital One Arena. The Wizards are N/A favorites on BookMaker Sportsbook, while the total is set at N/A points. These divisional foes will face for the second time this season; the Wizards won 119-100 in Orlando.
Magic were close to upsetting the Nuggets
The Orlando Magic (16-28, 24-19-1 ATS) concluded their five-game road trip with a 119-116 loss to the Denver Nuggets. The Magic were close to forcing overtime but Nikola Jokic’s buzzer-beating step-back three-pointer sealed a victory for the hosts. Orlando made 27 free throws opposite Denver’s ten, but the Nuggets made six more triples (13-7). The Magic will now play a game at home on Friday before they visit the Wizards on Saturday.
Markelle Fultz led the Magic in a loss to Denver with 20 points, a team-high seven rebounds, team-high six assists, and two steals. Franz Wagner had 19 points and five boards, Paolo Banchero added 18 points and four dishes, while Bol Bol finished with 17 points and six rebounds.
PF Jonathan Isaac (knee) and PF Chuma Okeke (knee) are out indefinitely. SG/SF Franz Wagner (ankle) is questionable to play on Saturday against Washington.
Wizards surprised the Knicks in New York
The Washington Wizards (19-26, 19-23-3 ATS) lost five of the last seven games but managed to avoid the third straight defeat with a 116-105 road victory over the New York Knicks. Although the Wizards weren’t great from the floor (44.2%), they kept the Knicks to 41.7% from the field and scored 16 triples opposite New York’s seven. Washington also dominated in assists (28-14) and blocks (9-4).
Kyle Kuzma led the Wizards with a double-double of 27 points and team-high 13 rebounds along with game-high seven assists. Kristaps Porzingis posted a double-double of 22 points and 11 boards with five dishes and two blocks, Bradley Beal chipped in 18 points, four rebounds, and four dimes, while Deni Avdija and Monte Morris combined for 27 points, 14 boards, and six assists.
Orlando Magic vs. Washington Wizards Pick
Washington has Bradley Beal back in the starting lineup after he missed five games, four of which were losses. Beal’s availability is a huge boost for the Wizards, who are just 25th in the NBA when it comes to the offense with 119.6 points per game. Luckily for them, the Magic are even worse as they average 110.5 ppg, while Washington also has a slightly stronger defense, so I am backing the hosts to get a win on Saturday. Kuzma, Porzingis, and Beal will be too much for the visitors to handle and I am backing this trio to combine for 60+ points here.
Pick: Take the Wizards at N/A
Orlando is playing the second of a back-to-back and I think the Magic’s defense is going to be sliced open by Washington’s offense. The Wizards already scored 119 points against Orlando less than a month ago, but this time around, I am backing Washington to score 120+, something the Wizards haven’t done in 2023. Even though both teams are not even in the top 20 when it comes to offensive rating, the Wizards are much better offensively with Beal in the lineup. Orlando will definitely contribute enough to help us win the Over bet.
Pick: Go Over N/A points