The Wizards and Magic are set to face off at 7:00 ET on BSF. The Magic will host the game at Amway Center in Orlando, FL. The over/under for this matchup is currently set at 239 points and the Magic are the favorite to win at home vs. the Wizards.
WASHINGTON WIZARDS VS ORLANDO MAGIC BETTING PICK
The Pick: Washington Wizards +11
This game will be played at Amway Center at 7:00 ET on Friday, December 1st.
WHY BET THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-108 in favor of the Wizards.
- Our projections have Kyle Kuzma finishing with Kyle Kuzma points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
- From the field, we have the Wizards finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.0% and knocking down 12 threes.
Can Washington Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?
The Wizards head into today’s action with an overall record of 3-15 and have gone 1-2 over their previous three games. At the moment, the team holds 14th place in the Eastern Conference and 5th place in the Southeast division.
Washington’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 8-10 for the season. Washington has failed to cover the spread in six straight home games and are 1-6 ATS at home compared to 7-4 on the road.
In their previous game, the Wizards’ offense finished with 120 points, which is right in line with their current average of 116.3 points per contest. Kyle Kuzma is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 23.4. Meanwhile, Jordan Poole also brings a PPG average of 17.4 into the game.
Looking at the Wizards defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 124.8 points per game (29th).
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Wizards defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 58.3% while allowing 36.7% from downtown.
Does Orlando Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?
Coming into today’s game vs. the Wizards, the Magic are looking to build on their above .500 record of 13-5. Currently, the team is 2nd in the Eastern Conference as well as 1st in the Southeast division.
Orlando has an overall ATS record of 15-3 as they come into today’s game. Orlando has gone 6-0 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 9-3 when playing as underdogs.
Orlando’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 139 points vs. the Wizards. Overall, they hit 60.7% of their shots from the field and went 20/24 from the free-throw line. Leading the Magic in scoring vs. the Wizards was Franz Wagner with his 31 points. Cole Anthony also added 25 points for the Magic.
At present, the Magic’s defense is ranked 5th, allowing 108.1 points per game.
Opponents are hitting 53.6% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 35.7% of their three-point attempts.