Orlando Magic at Washington Wizards
|Date & Time||Wednesday March 13, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
Capital One Arena
The Line: Washington -2.5
The Orlando Magic pay a visit to the Washington Wizards at the Capital One Arena on Wednesday night.
The Orlando Magic have won nine of their last 14 games, but they will be hoping to bounce back after falling short against the lottery-bound Grizzlies in a 105-97 road loss on Sunday. Nikola Vucevic led the team with 26 points, 10 rebounds and three assists, Terrence Ross added 15 points while Aaron Gordon chipped in with 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists. As a team, the Magic shot just 35 percent from the field and 12 of 38 from the 3-point line but they managed to stay in the contest right until the fourth quarter where the Grizzlies pulled away on the back of Mike Conley who scored 14 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter. With the loss, Orlando fell to 31-37 overall and 13-21 on the road which leaves them in ninth place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Meanwhile, the Washington Wizards have found a bit of success with four wins in their last seven games and they will be looking to keep things rolling after taking down the Kings in a 121-115 home win on Monday. Bradley Beal led the team with 27 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, Bobby Portis and Tomas Satoransky each scored 17 points while Jabari Parker chipped in with 18 points and four assists off the bench. As a team, the Wizards shot 46 percent from the field and 14 of 37 from the 3-point line but this game was won because of their defensive efforts in the first and third quarters where they only allowed a combined 41 points, before Beal came through with the offense in the fourth quarter. With the win, Washington improved to 28-39 overall and 20-12 at home.
Looking at the betting trends, the Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games, 0-5 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record and 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall. The Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games, 5-0 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record and 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the over is 5-0 in the last five meetings in Washington and the Magic are 4-10-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Washington.
The Magic will be disappointed with their loss to the Grizzlies on Sunday as it now puts them one win out of the eight playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, so they will be eager to bounce back here, but the Magic are only 4-10-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Washington. The Wizards haven’t been world beaters by any standard, but they’ve sprung to life behind the play of Beal lately and they’ve won three straight home games, so that’s where I’m leaning in this one.