Orlando Magic vs. Washington Wizards - 4/11/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (43-38) at Orlando Magic (24-57)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CNSW, FSFL
The Washington Wizards and Orlando Magic meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Washington Wizards look to win back-to-back games for the first time since the middle of March. The Washington Wizards are averaging 106.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 22.8 points and 4.4 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 19.2 points and 9.5 assists. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost five straight road games.
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The Orlando Magic look to end the season with a victory while snapping a three-game losing streak. The Orlando Magic are averaging 103.4 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 108.4 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Aaron Gordon is averaging 17.7 points and eight rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 17.8 points and 2.9 assists. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathon Simmons is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost six of their last eight home games.
The Wizards are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 Wednesday games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Magic are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Wizards are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Orlando, 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the road team is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Washington Wizards are coming off a big win last night against the Boston Celtics and have a chance to improve their playoff standings with another win here. The problem is the Wizards have been hard to trust on the road and have been even harder to trust against the number. And as bad as the Orlando Magic have been this season, they're only being outscored by 3.9 points at home this season and have done a fairly decent job of covering big numbers. The Magic would love nothing more than to send their fans off with a victory in the last game of the season, while playing spoiler to the inconsistent Wizards. I'll take a shot with the points.