The Washington Wizards (17-32) travel to meet the Orlando Magic (17-33) at Amway Center in Orlando Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze the Wizards-Magic odds and lines, with NBA picks and predictions.
The Wizards play the second of a six-game road odyssey with a stop in O-Town. Washington kicked off the trip with a 103-101 loss against Toronto at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
The good news is that they covered the 5.5-point number as the Under cashed for the fourth straight outing.
The Magic just completed a five-game road trip against the Western Conference, going 2-3 SU/4-1 ATS while the Over connected in each of the past three.
These teams haven’t faced each other since a two-game set around the holidays in Washington.
Orlando swept the set, winning 130-120 on Dec. 26 as a two-point ‘dog, while willing 120-113 as two-point favorites on Dec. 27. The Over cashed in both games.
Wizards at Magic: Odds, spread and lines
Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 9:49 a.m. ET.
- Money line: Wizards -150 (bet $150 to win $100) | Magic +125 (bet $100 to win $125)
- Against the spread/ATS: Wizards -3 (-110) | Magic +3 (-110)
- Over/Under: 222.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Wizards at Magic: Key injuries
- SG Bradley Beal (hip) questionable
- PF Rui Hachimura (shoulder) questionable
- C Robin Lopez (quadricep) questionable
- PF Daniel Gafford (ankle) out
- PG Cole Anthony (ribs) questionable
- C Khem Birch (illness) questionable
- PG Michael Carter-Williams (illness) questionable
- SG Gary Harris Jr. (thigh) out
- PG Karim Mane (hamstring) out
- SF Otto Porter Jr. (foot) out
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Wizards at Magic: Odds, lines, predictions and picks
Magic 112, Wizards 109
Money line (ML)
The MAGIC (+125) are a value as short ‘dogs at home. Yes, they have a handful of players on the injury report, but Birch and MCW might be able to return.
The Wizards (-150) are just too risky heading into this one, losers of four in a row and seven of the past nine overall.
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Against the spread (ATS)
The MAGIC +3 (-110) are the play for those not quite feeling them straight up, although there isn’t a lot of wiggle room here.
Trust in Orlando, however, as they have covered six of the past seven games overall despite some injury issues.
The Wizards -3 (-110) are just 1-3 ATS in the past four, and they were swept by Orlando in the previous two.
UNDER 222.5 (-110) is the lean, but play it lightly. The Under has dominated for Washington lately, going 4-0 in the past four outings, and 6-1 in its past seven.
Yes, the Over is 3-0 in Orlando’s past three overall, and they hit the Over in their two-game sweep in late December at Washington.
However, the Wizards aren’t nearly as prolific on offense as the Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans, Orlando’s past three opponents. And both teams are banged up, and a shell of the offenses we saw back in December.
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