Wizards vs Magic Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Friday, December 30, 2022

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The Washington Wizards (15-21) square off against the Orlando Magic (13-23) as 5.5-point favorites on Friday, December 30, 2022 at 7:00 PM ET on NBC. The matchup has a 227 point total.

How to bet Wizards vs. Magic

Washington Wizards vs. Orlando Magic Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Wizards as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Wizards have -213 odds to pick up the win, while the Magic are listed at +175 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 227 points.

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Wizards vs. Magic Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, December 30, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Arena: Amway Center

Wizards vs. Magic Betting Trends

In the Wizards’ 36 games this year, they have 15 wins against the spread. Washington has won seven, or 58.3%, of the 12 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Wizards games this year have gone over the total in 18 out of 36 opportunities (50%).

Against the spread, the Magic are 19-15-2 this season. Orlando has won 37.9% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (11-18). Magic games this season have gone over the point total 52.8% of the time (19 out of 36 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Wizards

Wizards Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Bradley Beal 23 23.5 3.6 5.2 1 0.6 1.6
Kristaps Porzingis 32 21.9 8.9 2.5 1 1.5 1.8
Kyle Kuzma 35 21.6 7.6 3.6 0.6 0.4 2.5
Rui Hachimura 20 12.9 4.8 1.2 0.3 0.5 0.8
Monte Morris 31 9.8 3.4 5.2 0.8 0.2 1.3

Magic

Magic Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Paolo Banchero 29 20.9 6.7 3.9 0.9 0.6 1.2
Franz Wagner 36 19.7 4 3.4 0.8 0.3 1.5
Bol Bol 36 12 7.1 0.9 0.5 1.6 0.7
Markelle Fultz 15 11.3 3.9 5.3 1.5 0.3 0.5
Terrence Ross 32 8 2 1.3 0.6 0.2 1.4
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Wizards vs. Magic Injury Report

Magic: Moritz Wagner: Questionable (Illness), Mohamed Bamba: Questionable (Back), Jonathan Isaac: Out (Knee), Jalen Suggs: Out (Ankle), Chuma Okeke: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Washington Wizards

This year, Washington is posting 111.8 points per game (20th-ranked in NBA) and giving up 113.3 points per contest (15th-ranked). At home, the Wizards are putting up 1.8 more points per game (112.7) than they are in road games (110.9). The Wizards have been racking up 113.8 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little higher than the 111.8 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

So far this season, Washington is making 10.9 treys per game (24th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 34.4% (22nd-ranked) from three-point land. The Wizards are attempting 55.2 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 63.6% of the shots they’ve taken (and 73.8% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 31.6 three-pointers per contest, which are 36.4% of their shots (and 26.2% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Orlando Magic

In 2022-23, Orlando is fourth-worst in the NBA on offense (110 points scored per game) and 16th on defense (113.8 points allowed). The Magic are putting up more points at home (113.9 per game) than away (105.7). The Magic have fared better offensively over their past 10 games, generating 115.6 points per contest, 5.6 more than their season average of 110.

In 2022-23, Orlando is 25th in the NBA in 3-point makes (10.7 per game) and 19th in 3-point percentage (34.6%). The Magic attempt 63.5% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 36.5% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 73% of the Magic’s baskets are 2-pointers, and 27% are 3-pointers.

Our prediction to win this game is the Wizards, and we predict that Magic will cover the spread (Wizards -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 227 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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