Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/27/20

Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/27/20 Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Orlando Magic (2-0) at Washington Wizards (0-2)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)

The Line: Washington Wizards -1 -- Over/Under: 227.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The Orlando Magic look for another win to improve to 3-0 on the season. 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 could use a win after a quick 0-2 start to the season. 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 1-10 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games. 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 are off to a solid start offensively and get to play a team they just scored 130 points against while shooting 50.5 percent from the field. The Washington Wizards have allowed a combined 243 points in their first two games and simply don't have the offensive firepower to respond if those sort of numbers continue. It's never easy to beat the same team twice in as many days, but getting the Magic in the underdog role feels like a steal in this spot.

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Randy’s Pick Orlando Magic +1

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