Orlando Magic vs. Washington Wizards - 1/1/20 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Orlando Magic vs Washington Wizards
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Washington -2
Ish Smith and the Washington Wizards (10-22, 4th in the Southeast Division) play the Orlando Magic (14-19, 2nd in the Southeast Division) at Capital One Arena on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Orlando opens this contest as 2 point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 220.
The Magic are covering the spread 41.9% of the time, having gone 13-18-2 ATS. Washington is covering 51.6% of the time, going 16-15-1 against the spread.
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/30/2019 Aaron Gordon PF Achilles Expected to be out until at least Jan 1
12/29/2019 Michael Carter-Williams PG Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jan 6
12/29/2019 Al-Farouq Aminu PF Knee Expected to be out until at least Mar 1
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/30/2019 Bradley Beal SG Calf Expected to be out until at least Jan 1
12/29/2019 Thomas Bryant C Foot Expected to be out until at least Jan 6
12/29/2019 Moe Wagner SF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jan 1
12/28/2019 Davis Bertans SF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jan 4
12/28/2019 Rui Hachimura PF Groin Expected to be out until at least Jan 6
12/10/2019 C.J SF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
7/23/2019 John Wall PG Achilles Expected to be out until at least May 1
Evan Fournier comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Jonathan Isaac averages 12.3 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Ish Smith averages 10.2 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Bradley Beal averages 27.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 102.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.9 per game. The Magic allow 104.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.3 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 23.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 4th in the league with 116.6 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.4. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 41.9 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 26.6. The Wizards are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Wizards surrender 121.0 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 26.4 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 46.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game.
The Magic are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 106.9, and their offensive rating of 105 is ranked 11th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 29th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. Orlando is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 14th in the NBA.
Washington is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 1st in the league. The Wizards are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.4, and their defensive rating of 116.7 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando +2
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