Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 4/7/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (-2.5)
Amway Center is the venue where and the Orlando Magic (17-33) will take on the Washington Wizards (17-32) on Wednesday. The spread on this matchup has Washington as 2.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 223.
The Washington Wizards took the court against the Toronto Raptors and went home with a loss by a final score of 103-101 in their last contest. Washington wrapped up the game having earned a 39.4% FG percentage (37 out of 94) and made 12 of their 35 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Wizards knocked down 15 of their 18 tries for a percentage of 83.3%. In regard to hauling in boards, they compiled 54 with 15 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 21 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When discussing defending, Washington allowed the other team to go 46.8% from the field on 44 out of 94 shooting. Toronto earned 22 dimes and had 11 steals for the matchup. Moreover, Toronto totaled 45 rebounds (6 offensive, 39 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Toronto finished shooting 72.7% when shooting free throws by making 8 of their 11 tries. They made 7 of their 33 shots from distance.
Russell Westbrook is a player who came through for this game. He notched 23 points on 9 out of 25 shooting. He was on the court for 39:48 minutes played and also grabbed 14 boards. Westbrook shot 36.0% from the floor and also dished out 11 assists. Another guy that came through in the matchup for the Wizards was Davis Bertans. He collected 5 rebounds in 24:17 minutes played. He finished shooting 62.5% from the field in this matchup by going 5-of-8 (17 points). When this game wrapped up, Bertans earned 2 assists.
Washington comes into this one with a record of 17-32 on the campaign. They turn it over 14.7 times per contest and as a squad are committing 22.1 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Washington is pulling down 44.2 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,204 assists on the year, which is 19th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Wizards are hitting 34.2% on three-point shots (516 of 1,508) and 75.9% from the charity stripe. They average 113.2 pts per contest (11th in basketball) while hitting 46.3% from the field. Defensively, the Wizards are forcing 14.7 turnovers per game and they draw 22.3 personal fouls. The Wizards defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 47.2% (721 of 1,095) and they relinquish 47.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They are 9th in basketball in allowing assists with 1,182 conceded this year. They are giving up 38.0% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 30th in the NBA in PPG allowed (118.7).
The last time they took the court, the Orlando Magic walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 119-109 against the Denver Nuggets. The Magic were able to collect 26 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 36 in this contest. They also turned it over 11 times, while getting 11 steals for the matchup. The Nuggets were called for 14 fouls in this matchup which got the Magic to the free throw line for 17 attempts. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throw tries for a rate of 70.6%. In relation to shots from downtown, Orlando made 13 of 35 tries (37.1%). In all, the Magic finished shooting 42 out of 89 from the field which had them shooting 47.2%. The Magic permitted the Nuggets to bury 43 of 88 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 48.9% in the matchup. They went 31.0% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 9 out of 29 and finished the contest at 24 out of 31 at the free throw line (77.4%). When talking about how they rebounded, Orlando permitted Denver to snag 54 in total (19 on the offensive side).
Chuma Okeke ended up being important for the Magic in this game. He buried 7 of 17 for the matchup giving him a rate of 41.2%, and added 7 rebounds. Okeke tallied 19 points in his 39:01 minutes on the hardwood and had 5 dimes for this game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Orlando was James Ennis. He wrapped the game up with 5 assists in 37:22 mins on the hardwood, and he converted 5 out of 7 from the floor. Ennis ended the game having shot 71.4% from the field as well as notching 17 points and 2 total rebounds.
Orlando has a mark of 17-33 for the year. The Magic commit 16.9 personal fouls per game and they shoot 78.4% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 22.5 times per contest (26th in basketball) and they cough up possession 13.0 times per game. Orlando has tallied 5,216 points for the campaign (104.3 per contest) and they average 46.1 boards per contest. As an offensive unit, the Magic are connecting on 43.0% from the field, which is 30th in the NBA. The Magic defensively are ranked 15th in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 111.3. They have relinquished 25.7 dimes and 46.6 rebounds per game, which is 24th and 24th in basketball. The Orlando defense surrenders 36.7% on shots from 3-point land (687 of 1,871) and opponents are knocking down 78.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 13.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.7% from the floor (16th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Orlando (+2.5)
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