Orlando Magic vs. Washington Wizards Free Pick, Odds, Prediction10/30/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (0-1) at Orlando Magic (0-1)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +4 -- Over/Under: 191.5 See the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic are still looking for their first win of the season, when the Magic host the Washington Wizards on Thursday.
The Orlando Magic are sitting at 0-1 this season after falling to the Pelicans, 101-84 on Tuesday night. The Magic started off strong, and were able to run with the Pelicans, but the youthfulness and overall lack of talent took over as the Magic couldn’t keep pace. Nikola Vucevic had a solid night on Tuesday for the Magic, finishing the night with a double/double with 15 points and 23 boards. Three other Orlando players finished the night with double digit points as well. This looked to be a long season for the Magic, and if Tuesday’s meeting with the Pelicans is any indication, it will be.
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The Washington Wizards, much like the Orlando Magic, are sitting at 0-1 this season. The Wizards suffered their first loss of the season on Wednesday night, falling to the Heat, 107-95. Washington is a middle of the road team right now. I like some of the pieces the Wizards have in place, and if Washington can get hot at the right time, the Wizards very well may be a playoff team this season.
The Orlando Magic are 2-2 against the spread against the Pelicans in their last four meetings, and the Magic are 2-2 overall in their last four meetings against the Pelicans. In the past three seasons, the under has cashed in three out of four times.
I’m taking the Wizards in this spot. The Magic are the more rested team here, but this early in the season I don’t tend to put a lot of stock in that. Washington is by far the better team, and even on back to back road trips, I like the Wizards to get it done here on Thursday night.