Washington Wizards (2-8) vs Orlando Magic (4-7)Date : 11/09/2018
Time : 7:00 PM ET
Location : Amway Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic
The Magic will welcome the Wizards to Amway Center the Magic are coming off a lost against the Pistons while the Wizards were blown out on the road against the Mavericks. Game tips off at 7:00 PM ET.
Washington Wizards's Latest Performance :
The Wizards continue to struggle days after picking up a win against the Knicks the Wizards were blown out by the Mavericks. They are 1-5 on the road this season the Wizards are hoping to turn things around against the Magic on the road. All eyes will be on Howard as everyone will be looking forward to how he will perform against his old team. The Wizards are hoping that he will discover his old form at Amway and hope that it carries over into other games. They thought with Dwight being back in the lineup they will start to win games but that is not the case they continue to struggle on the defensive end. Dallas scored 35 in the first quarter and the Wizards quickly found themselves in a 35-24 hole Dallas had 70 points at half-time that is unacceptable. The only good thing to come out of the loss against Dallas was John Wall notched his first double-double of the season with 24 points and 10 assists while Otto Porter and Bradley Beal chipped in with 19 points each but outside of that trio, everyone else on Washington was more or less a non-factor. The bottom line is the Wizards will have to improve sooner rather than later or else they will find themselves in a deep hole as the season goes on.
Orlando Magic's Latest Performance :
The Magic are coming off a loss against the Pistons in their last game. Orlando built double-digit leads in the first and third but couldn’t hold on. They will have to do a better job of taking care of the lead against the Wizards. The Magic are now 3 games below the .500. mark. The difference in the game was on the offensive glass 13 offensive boards for the Pistons. Fournier finished with 27 points on 12 of 19 shooting to lead all scorers. He was going through a shooting slump to start the year, but coach Steve Clifford never sounded too concerned about his shooting guard snapping out of his slump. Gordon had 15 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Magic. Playing against the Wizards will mean the Magic will welcome back Dwight Howard into the building who has really been struggling since his return from injury. The Magic has got young talents who can really make an impact in the future.
How Washington Wizards & Orlando Magic Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Magic are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 1 days rest.
Wizards are 17-35-1 ATS in their last 53 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
Against The Spread Selection: Orlando Magic
My reason for the pick :
The Wizards struggles continue as they will drop their second straight against the Magic. The Wizards defense remains non-existence as it is hard for them to win games if they continue to play that way. It’s tough for the Wizards because they don’t really have a lot of scoring options besides Wall or Beal Porter is still struggling with his jump shot and isn’t someone you want to rely on to score points. For the Magic Fournier will have a great game as he has shown that he has the shooting touch in these last few games and Vucevic will get the better of Howard in this one. Go with the Magic to win at home over the Wizards.
Betting trends for Washington Wizards:
- Wizards are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Betting trends for Orlando Magic:
- Magic are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.