The Washington Wizards (19-26) host the Orlando Magic (17-28) at Capital One Arena, starting at 7:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 21, 2023. The Magic are 7-point underdogs in the game. The point total for the contest is set at 230.
How to bet Wizards vs. Magic
Washington Wizards vs. Orlando Magic Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with bookmakers listing the Wizards as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Wizards have -281 odds to pick up the win, while the Magic are listed at +228 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 230 points.
Wizards vs. Magic Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, January 21, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBC
- Location: Washington D.C.
- Arena: Capital One Arena
Wizards vs. Magic Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Wizards are 19-25-1 this season. Washington has been victorious in eight, or 57.1%, of the 14 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Wizards games this year have gone over the total in 22 out of 45 opportunities (48.9%).
Against the spread, the Magic are 25-18-2 this year. Orlando has been the underdog on the moneyline 37 total times this season. Orlando has finished 14-23 in those games. Magic games this year have hit the over on 24 of 45 set point totals (53.3%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Wendell Carter Jr.||26||15.2||8.6||2.8||0.4||0.6||1.2|
Magic: Franz Wagner: Probable (Ankle), Jonathan Isaac: Out (Conditioning), Chuma Okeke: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Washington Wizards
With 111.9 points per game on offense, Washington is 25th in the NBA. At the other end, it allows 113.2 points per contest, which ranks 15th in the league. The Wizards are scoring 112.1 points per game at home. When playing on the road, they are averaging 111.8 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Wizards have been racking up 114.1 points per game, an average that’s a little higher than the 111.9 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Washington is sinking 11 three-pointers per game (23rd-ranked in NBA) this season, while sporting a 34.5% three-point percentage (23rd-ranked). In terms of shot breakdown, the Wizards have taken 63.5% two-pointers (accounting for 73.7% of the team’s baskets) and 36.5% from beyond the arc (26.3%).
What you need to know about the Orlando Magic
Orlando is the fourth-worst squad in the NBA in points scored (110.8 per game) and 17th in points conceded (114.2). At home, the Magic score 114.3 points per game. On the road, they score 107.1. While the Magic are scoring 110.8 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark in their past 10 games, tallying 112.4 a contest.
Orlando makes 10.8 3-pointers per game and shoots 34.6% from beyond the arc, ranking 25th and 21st, respectively, in the NBA. The Magic attempt 36.7% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 63.3% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 27% of the Magic’s buckets are 3-pointers, and 73% are 2-pointers.
Our prediction to win this matchup is the Wizards, and we expect that Magic will cover the spread (Wizards -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 230 points.
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