Washington Wizards (17-32) at Orlando Magic (17-33)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +3.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Washington Wizards and Orlando Magic meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Washington Wizards need a win after losing 12 of their last 15 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 113.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 118.7 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 31.3 points and five rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 21.8 points and 10.5 assists. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Davis Bertans is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Orlando Magic need a win after losing 15 of their last 19 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 104.3 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Terrence Ross is averaging 16 points and 3.4 rebounds while Wendall Carter Jr. is averaging 15 points and two assists. Cole Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Dwayne Bacon is grabbing three rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game.
The Wizards are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Magic are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Wizards last 4 overall. The over is 5-2 in Magic last 7 overall. The Wizards are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I'm not running to the window to back either of these teams, as the Wizards have lost 12 of their last 15 and they're losing their last five games by an average of 11 points. The Orlando Magic have lost 15 of their last 19, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 9.4 points. With that said, somebody has to be picked. The Wizards have more talent on their roster than the Magic, who are pretty much a G League roster at this point. Give me the Wizards if forced to pick, but blah...