Orlando Magic vs. Washington Wizards - 11/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (1-3) at Orlando Magic (2-3)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -2.5 -- Over/Under: 203.5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Wizards and Orlando Magic meet Saturday night in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Washington Wizards look for their first road victory of the season to climb out of a 1-3 early hole. The Washington Wizards are averaging 100 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 47 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 22 points and nine assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 18.7 points and one rebound. Markieff Morris is the third double-digit scorer and Otto Porter is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 25.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 39.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Orlando Magic look for their third straight victory to get back to a .500 record. The Orlando Magic are averaging 96.4 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.2 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Evan Fournier is averaging 19.2 points and 3.4 assists while Serge Ibaka is averaging 15 points and 4.8 rebounds. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Elfrid Payton is dishing 7.4 assists. The Orlando Magic are shooting 30.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have won six of their last eight home games.
The Wizards are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games. The Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games. The Wizards are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Magic actually play decent ball at home with wins in six of their last eight tries. Even with the Wizards beating the Hawks Friday night, I'm still not sold on Washington and don't like the idea of the end of a back-to-back. I'm going to side with the Magic at home and the small line.