Magic vs Wizards Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Friday, March 31, 2023

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The Orlando Magic (32-44) square off against the Washington Wizards (34-42) as slight, 1-point favorites on Friday, March 31, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET on NBC. The over/under for the matchup is set at 225.5 points.

How to bet Magic vs. Wizards

Orlando Magic vs. Washington Wizards Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1 point, with oddsmakers listing the Magic as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Magic have -111 odds to pick up the win, while the Wizards are listed at -108 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 225.5 points.

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Magic vs. Wizards Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 31, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Arena: Capital One Arena

Magic vs. Wizards Betting Trends

The Magic have played 76 games, with 42 wins against the spread. Orlando has been the favorite in 17 games this season and has come away with the win eight times (47.1%) in those contests. Magic games this year have hit the over on 37 of 76 set point totals.

Against the spread, the Wizards are 34-39-3 this season. Washington has won 34.7% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (17-32). Wizards games this season have gone over the total in 37 of 76 opportunities (48.7%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Magic Leaders
Paolo Banchero 69 19.9 6.8 3.7 0.9 0.5 1.2
Franz Wagner 75 18.8 4.1 3.6 0.9 0.2 1.7
Wendell Carter Jr. 53 15.6 8.8 2.3 0.5 0.6 1.4
Markelle Fultz 55 13.9 4 5.7 1.5 0.4 0.4
Cole Anthony 56 12.8 4.7 3.9 0.6 0.5 1.2


Wizards Leaders
Kristaps Porzingis 65 23.2 8.4 2.7 0.9 1.5 2.1
Monte Morris 61 10.4 3.4 5.3 0.7 0.2 1.3
Corey Kispert 68 10.3 2.8 1.2 0.5 0.1 2.1
Deni Avdija 74 9.2 6.5 2.7 0.8 0.4 0.9
Daniel Gafford 73 8.5 5.3 1 0.4 1.3 0
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Magic: Kevon Harris: Out (Elbow), Jonathan Isaac: Out (Injury Management), Patrick Beverley: Out (Trade Pending)

Wizards: Daniel Gafford: Questionable (Foot), Kyle Kuzma: Out (Ankle), Bradley Beal: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Orlando Magic

Orlando is putting up just 111.7 points per game (fifth-worst in NBA), but it has played more consistently at the other end of the court, where it is giving up 114.2 points per game (17th-ranked). The Magic average 114.5 points per game when playing at home, compared to 108.9 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 5.6 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Magic have been racking up 115.5 points per game, an average that’s a little higher than the 111.7 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

While Orlando ranks in the bottom five in the NBA in three-pointers per game with 10.7 (fifth-worst), it ranks 24th in the league with a 34.6% three-point percentage. Of the shots attempted by the Magic in 2022-23, 64.2% of them have been two-pointers (73.7% of the team’s made baskets) and 35.8% have been threes (26.3%).

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What you need to know about the Washington Wizards

At 113.1 points scored per game and 113.8 points allowed, Washington is 22nd in the NBA on offense and 16th on defense. At home, the Wizards average 114.2 points per game. Away, they average 112.1. In their previous 10 games, the Wizards are posting 111.5 points per game, 1.6 fewer points than their season average (113.1).

Washington is 21st in the NBA in 3-pointers made (11.2 per game) and 18th in 3-point percentage (35.8%). The Wizards take 36.2% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 63.8% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 26.6% of the Wizards’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 73.4% are 2-pointers.

Our pick to win this game is the Wizards, and we project that Wizards will cover the spread (Magic -1). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 225.5 points.

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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