Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/26/20

Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/26/20 Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Orlando Magic (1-0) at Washington Wizards (0-1)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)

The Line: Washington Wizards -2 -- Over/Under: 229 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards meet Saturday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.

The Orlando Magic look for another win after beating the Heat in their season opener. The Orlando Magic are averaging 113 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 50.6 percent shooting. Evan Fournier is averaging 25 points and four assists while Aaron Gordon is averaging 20 points and seven rebounds. Terrence Ross is the third double-digit scorer and Nikola Vucevic is grabbing 11 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 63.3 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 53 rebounds per game.

The Washington Wizards look for a win after losing their opener to the 76ers. The Washington Wizards are averaging 107 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 31 points and two rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 21 points and 11 rebounds. Davis Bertans is the third double-digit scorer and Thomas Bryant is grabbing five rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 48.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49 rebounds per game.

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The Magic are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wizards are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games playing on 2 days rest. The over is 21-5 in Magic last 26 overall. The under is 6-2 in Wizards last 8 overall. The over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Washington.

The Orlando Magic were covering machines on the road last season, but the jury is still out if they're a playoff team in the East again and they benefited greatly from a million turnovers in their season opener. The Washington Wizards had the 76ers on the ropes in their season opener and there's some decent talent on this Washington roster to the point they could sneak in a lower tier playoff seed if everything goes well. There's some potential with the Wizards. I'll lay the bucket. 

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Randy’s Pick Washington Wizards -2

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