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Orlando Magic vs. Washington Wizards - 1/25/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington Wizards at Orlando Magic
Date & Time Friday January 25, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Amway Center
Orlando, Florida
The Line
The Line: Orlando Magic -4 -- Over/Under: 217.5
TV Channel
FSFL, NSWA
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The Washington Wizards and Orlando Magic meet Friday in NBA action at the Amway Center.

The Washington Wizards could use a win here after winning five of their last eight games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 113 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 115.8 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 24.7 points and five rebounds while Trevor Ariza is averaging 14.7 points and 4.5 assists. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markieff Morris is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.2 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost nine of their last 10 road games.

The Orlando Magic could use a win here after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 104.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 20.5 points and 12 rebounds while Aaron Gordon is averaging 15.6 points and 7.5 rebounds. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have split their last eight home games.

The Wizards are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 17-36 ATS in their last 53 road games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Magic are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 Friday games. The over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The over is 6-0 in Magic last 6 overall. The over is 7-2 in Wizards last 9 vs. NBA Southeast.

The Washington Wizards are on the end of a back-to-back after a tough game against the Golden State Warriors in which a lot of their key players played heavy minutes. The Wizards also haven't been good on the road this season, as the defense is allowing 48.4 percent shooting and they're losing by an average of 9.8 points. The Wizards are also 6-17 ATS on the road this season. The Orlando Magic aren't a team I'm looking to lay chalk with, but they are rested and have been better with the return of Aaron Gordon. The home team has also won seven of the last 10 meetings between the Wizards and Magic. The chalk is small enough to back the Magic at home given the tough schedule spot for the Wizards.

Pick:
Orlando Magic -4

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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