Orlando Magic vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 3/30/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Washington Wizards
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Capital One Arena is where the Washington Wizards (32-42) will try to beat the Orlando Magic (20-56) on Wednesday.
The Magic stepped onto the hardwood against the Cavaliers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 107-101 in their last contest. Orlando wrapped up the game having earned a 48.3% field goal percentage (42 of 87) and buried 10 of 37 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Magic knocked down 7 of 13 shots for a rate of 53.8%. Regarding hauling in rebounds, they collected 45 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 31 dimes for the game as well as creating 4 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When talking about defense, Orlando allowed the other team to go 44.6% from the floor on 37 out of 83 shooting. Cleveland totaled 41 dimes and had 26 steals in this contest. Additionally, Cleveland grabbed 35 boards (6 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 1 block. Cleveland finished the contest at 87.0% at the free throw line by converting 20 of 23 attempts. They also made 13 out of their 41 attempts from three-point range. When talking about personal fouls, the Magic ended up walking away with 24 and the Cavaliers had 13 personal fouls.
Wendell Carter Jr. is someone who was a major contributor for this contest. Carter Jr. finished the game at 50.0% from the field and distributed 6 assists. He saw the court for 27 minutes played and also totaled 12 boards. He left the arena with 15 points on 7 of 14 shooting.
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Orlando will take the court with a win-loss mark of 20-56 this year. They currently have an average of 104.1 points per outing (29th in the NBA) while connecting on 43.4% from the field. The Magic are shooting 32.9% on three-point attempts (911 of 2,768) and 78.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Orlando is pulling in 44.3 boards per game and has accounted for 1,793 assists on the season, which is 18th in the NBA in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 14.6 times per game and as a group are committing 19.8 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end of the court, the Magic are forcing 13.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.5 fouls. They give up 36.3% on three-point shots while they are 19th in the league in opponents PPG (111.9). The Magic defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.7% (3,088 of 6,757) and they concede 46.9 boards per game as a unit. They rank 17th in the league in giving up assists with 1,875 surrendered on the year.
In their last game, the Wizards got the win with a final of 123-115 when they faced the Warriors. In the matter of team rebounding, Washington allowed Golden State to grab 33 overall (13 offensive). They finished 24.2% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 8 out of 33 and ended up shooting 31 out of 39 at the charity stripe (79.5%). The Wizards allowed the Warriors to make 38 of their 89 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.7% in this game. When the final whistle was blown, the Wizards shot 44 for 84 from the field which had them sitting at 52.4%. In terms of shots from distance, Washington made 16 out of 28 tries (57.1%). They were able to knock down 19 of the free throws for a clip of 86.4%. The Warriors earned 10 personal fouls for this contest which took the Wizards to the free throw line for 22 tries. They turned it over 12 times, while earning 5 steals for this contest. The Wizards pulled down 37 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 42 in the matchup.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was important for the Wizards for the matchup. He converted 8 of 8 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 100.0%, and added 4 rebounds. Caldwell-Pope racked up 22 points in his 31 minutes of playing time and had 3 dimes in the game.
Washington has a record of 32-42 so far this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Wizards are shooting 46.8% from the floor, which is ranked 7th in the NBA. Washington has scored 8,014 points on the campaign (108.3 per game) and they pull down 43.2 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 24.7 times per game (13th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 13.1 times per game. The Wizards are committing 19.0 fouls every game and they hit 78.6% from the charity stripe.
The Washington defense gives up 35.6% on shots from 3-point land (826 of 2,321) and their opposition knocks down 80.7% of their foul shots. They have allowed 23.3 dimes and 44.7 boards per contest, which ranks them 7th and 20th in the NBA. The Wizards are ranked 18th in the league in points per game surrendered with 111.5. They are forcing their opponents into 11.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.2% from the field (18th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Orlando
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