Orlando Magic vs Washington Wizards 1/1/2020 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Orlando Magic vs Washington Wizards 1/1/2020 – The depleted Washington Wizards surprised everyone by defeating the Miami Heat just this December 30. They will try to bring the momentum with them as they battle the Orlando Magic at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. This game will be held on New Year’s Day this Wednesday, January 1 at 6 pm Eastern Time. NBC Sports Washington will feature the game on TV while NBA League Pass and SofaScore will stream the game online. NBA Over Under Picks forecasts the Orlando Magic spoiling the Washington Wizard’s party.
Orlando Magic vs Washington Wizards 1/1/2020
Orlando Magic vs Washington Wizards 1/1/2020 Betting Odds
Orlando Magic Betting
The Orlando Magic were defeated by a Trae Young-less Atlanta Hawks at home and this is their second straight loss so far. Nikola Vucevic was helping his team to stay afloat contributing 27 points, six rebounds and two steals and Evan Fournier finished with 22 points. The defense was not present much for this game against the Hawks as they allowed other players to look good in this game. Jonathan Isaac had 13 points and DJ Augustin came off the bench with 17. Not much from other players as the next top scorers were Terrence Ross and Wes Iwundu had 4 points each. For them not to be upset by the injury-depleted Wizards, they need to contain or lessen contribution from the Washington role players.
Players to watch: E. Fournier SG 33 GP 33 GS 30.9 MIN 19.5 PTS 0.1 OR 2.5 DR 2.7 REB 3.2 AST 1 STL 0.2 BLK 2 TO 2.4 PF 1.6 AST/TO 18.21 PER
Washington Wizards Betting
The Wizards are coming from an upset win over the Miami Heat, 123-105 in their home court. Jordan McRae had the best game of his season with 29 points, 8 assists and two steals. He also dropped six three-pointers over the Heat. Garrison Matthews gave Miami a headache to surprise them with a 28-point performance while center Ian Mahinmi finished with 25 points. It was a game of step-up for the Wizards as Isaiah Thomas had an off night with 8 points on 8-of-11 shooting. Ish Smith also had a commendable night with 19 points. Against Orlando, their unpredictability will be the key as the starters of this game also had a game to prove and will look to bounce back from a bad game.
Players to Watch: I. Thomas PG 23 GP 20 GS 25.3 MIN 13.7 PTS 0.2 OR 1.5 DR 1.7 REB 4.7 AST 0.5 STL 0.2 BLK 2.1 TO 2.1 PF 2.2 AST/TO 13.81 PER
Orlando Magic vs Washington Wizards 1/1/2020 Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando’s last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games.
Al-Farouq Aminu PF Knee is out indefinitely
John Wall PG Achilles is out indefinitely
Orlando Magic vs Washington Wizards Betting Picks
This win by the Wizards seems to be a fluke as seen by Top Online Sportsbook. Orlando still have the upper hand in this game having Nikola Vucevic and Evan Fournier being arguably the best players on the floor. With what the Wizards showed, they can be unpredictable but yet, it wouldn’t come as a surprise anymore.
Moneyline: Washington is at the ML of +230 on their home court. Orlando is at -280.
ATS: Seven points separate the teams over the spread with Orlando Magic having the -7 on the road. Washington Wizards are on the other side with +7.
TOTALs: Washington and Orlando are at 220 on the totals for this game. Magic is expected to go under and Wizards are going opposite.
Score Prediction: 114 – 108 Magic