Wizards vs. Magic Prediction
Will the Orlando Magic be able to get themselves on track when they play host to the Washington Wizards tonight at 7PM ET?
565 Washington Wizards vs. 566 Orlando Magic
Friday, January 25, 2019
7PM ET – Amway Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Magic are favored at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -4 points against the Wizards. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 218 points. The public betting for this game currently has 61 percent going on Orlando at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Wizards hitting the road
Washington just wrapped up a six-game home stand on Thursday night, suffering a 126-118 loss to the Warriors. The Wizards were 4-2 in their six games at home, going 5-1 against the spread. Washington is 20-27 on the season, 5-18 on the road, 21-26 against the spread and 27-20 with the over.
The Wizards are struggling a great deal on defense this season, allowing 116 points per game this year while allowing opponents to shoot 47.3 percent from the floor and 36.9 percent from the arc. Offensively, Washington is scoring 113.1 points per game while shooting 46.5 percent from the floor. Bradley Beal is leading the team with 24.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game while Trevor Ariza is adding 15.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per contest.
Magic in a skid
The Magic are coming off a 114-110 loss at Brooklyn on Wednesday for their fourth loss in five games. Despite that, Orlando is 2-0-1 against the spread in their last three games. The Magic are 20-28 on the season, 10-13 at home, 24-23-1 against the spread and 26-22 with the under.
Orlando has struggled on offense this season, scoring just 104.4 points per game while shooting 44.7 percent from the field. Defensively, the Magic are holding opponents to just 107.9 points per game. Nikola Vucevic is leading Orlando with 20.5 points and 12.0 rebounds per game. Aaron Gordon is adding 15.6 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Wizards are 17-36 against the spread in their last 53 road games and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 Friday games.
The Magic are 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six home games and 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 home games against a team with a losing road record.
The home team has won and covered in both meetings this season. Despite Washington playing well as of late, the Wizards haven’t been on the road in weeks. Their offense is averaging just 109 points on the road while their defense continues to struggle. That will be an issue against Orlando. Washington is just 6-17 against the spread on the road and I can’t trust them to play well in Orlando tonight.
NBA Prediction: Orlando Magic -4