Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic 1/8/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
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Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic 1/8/2020 – The Washington Wizards is coming off a victory over the Boston Celtics and this is two-straight for them already. They look to make a winning-streak out of it when they battle the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida this Wednesday, January 8 at 7 pm Eastern Time. Meanwhile, the Magic are won three out of their last four games with the latest against the Brooklyn Nets. Live streaming is made available by NBA League Pass and SofaScore. NBA Game Odds pick the Orlando Magic on the upper hand against the Wizards in this game.
Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic 1/8/2020
Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic 1/8/2020 Betting Odds
Washington Wizards Betting
Ish Smith was the player that came off the bench and scored big for the Wizards in their last game. He came in with 27-points while shooting 67% from the field. The former Detroit Piston also made it big in the clutch to pull the Wizards over the Celtics. Jordan McCrae is maximizing his time as a starter with 19 points and seven rebounds while Isaiah Thoma was inspired by beating his former team who traded him away with 17 points in 23 minutes. It was a tough win for the Wizards but this is how they should play basketball even with most of their starters out with injuries. Against the Magic, they have won two straight already and looking fine as the players are inspired to showcase what they got to prove they belong to the NBA.
Players to watch: I. Thomas PG 27 GP 24 GS 23.9 MIN 13 PTS 0.2 OR 1.3 DR 1.5 REB 4.3 AST 0.4 STL 0.2 BLK 2.1 TO 2.1 PF 2.1 AST/TO 13.21 PER
J. McRae SG 20 GP 2 GS 22.3 MIN 13 PTS 0.5 OR 2.8 DR 3.3 REB 2.8 AST 0.7 STL 0.6 BLK 1.3 TO 2.1 PF 2.2 AST/TO 17.22 PER
I. Smith PG 36 GP 12 GS 26.1 MIN 11.4 PTS 0.4 OR 2.4 DR 2.9 REB 4.3 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 1.3 TO 1.6 PF 3.5 AST/TO 14.66 PER.
Orlando Magic Betting
The Orlando Magic got a surprise in their win over the Brooklyn Nets as Markelle Fultz showed a glimpse of his potential and why he was a number 1 overall draft pick. He managed to drop 25 points with five rebounds and four assists against the Nets and outplayed Spencer Dinwiddie. DJ Augustin came off the bench with 16 points as well. Nikola Vucevic was a monster in the paint as he grabbed 24 rebounds and scored 11 points in the process. Aaron Gordon followed his lead and grabbed 14 rebounds of his own. Three other players scored double-digits and this is a match that made them brush up their chemistry. Seven Magic players were in double-figures and against the Wizards, they need to bring the same energy when they beat the Nets in their home court.
Players to Watch: E. Fournier SG 37 GP 37 GS 31.2 MIN 18.8 PTS 0.1 OR 2.5 DR 2.6 REB 3.2 AST 1 STL 0.2 BLK 1.9 TO 2.5 PF 1.7 AST/TO 17.19 PER
N. Vucevic C 26 GP 26 GS 31.4 MIN 18.2 PTS 2.7 OR 8.6 DR 11.3 REB 3.5 AST 0.8 STL 1 BLK 1.2 TO 2 PF 3 AST/TO 22.43 PER
T. Ross SG 35 GP 0 GS 25.1 MIN 13.4 PTS 0.3 OR 2.5 DR 2.8 REB 0.9 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 1 TO 1.5 PF 0.9 AST/TO 14.15 PER.
Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic 1/8/2020 Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington’s last 10 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Orlando’s last 8 games.
John Wall PG Achilles is out indefinitely
Al-Farouq Aminu PF Knee is out indefinitely
Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic Betting Picks
Having the more talented roster, the safer bet is to go for the home team as well as acording to Top Online Sportsbook. Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon will make it hard for the Wizards to control the boards while it is interesting to see Markell Fultz fight for consistency after a great game. On the other hand, this is a new Wizards team you are seeing and it is just great to see talents come alive and prove their worth playing inspired basketball.
Moneyline: Magic are the overwhelming favorites to win this game and given the ML of -500 while Wizards are at +375 if they upset their opponents.
ATS: It is a very wide 10.5 points between the Wizards and Magic for this game. Orlando is at the -10.5 while on the other end of the stick are Washington with +10.5.
TOTALs: This game should reach the 220.5 total with Orlando going under while Washington will go over.
Score Prediction: 118 – 109 Magic