Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic 11/17/2019 NBA Spread and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic 11/17/2019 – The Orlando Magic (5-7) are building some momentum after dropping four consecutive games early in their campaign. On Sunday, they will try to sustain their winning form against the Washington Wizards, who just came through with a 137-116 upset win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. Buoyed by their victory against the San Antonio Spurs and Philadelphia 76ers, the Magic opened as a 7-point home favorite in Las Vegas betting lines.
Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic 11/17/2019
Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic 11/17/2019 Betting Odds
Washington Wizards Betting
Every once in a while, the Wizards came up with out-of-nowhere wins against big favorite teams. Against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, Washington virtually couldn’t miss from the field, shooting a staggering 54% FG. Bradley Beal exploded for 44 points with 10 dimes, while second-year forward Mo Wagner recorded a career-high 30 points off the bench to help the Wizards beat the Andrew Wiggins-less Wolves.
Players to Watch: Bradley Beal (28.1 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 6.4 APG), Thomas Bryant (14.7 PPG, 9.3 RPG, 2.3 APG), Rui Hachimura (14.4 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 1.6 APG)
Orlando Magic Betting
The Orlando Magic’s slow-pace defensive tactics are slowly paying off after scoring back-to-back wins over the Sixers 112-97 and the Spurs 111-109. Orlando used a balanced offensive attack and overall team effort on the defensive end to grind out these morale-boosting victories. All of a sudden, the Magic are back in the thick of things in the Eastern Conference.
Players to Watch: Nikola Vucevic (17.8 PPG, 11.5 RPG, 3.1 APG), Evan Fournier (15.3 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 3.1 APG), Aaron Gordon (14.0 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 3.1 APG)
Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic 11/17/2019 Betting Numbers
Washington are 3-11 SU in their last 14 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando’s last 5 games.
Ian Mahinmi C Achilles is out indefinitely
Jonathan Isaac PF Ankle is “?” Sunday vs Washington
Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic Betting Picks
The Magic might be the more popular NBA betting pick in this game, but the Wizards actually beat Orlando in three of four meetings last season. Of course, Washington is missing several key players in this game, but Bradley Beal showed in Friday’s win over Minnesota that he can carry his team to victory, especially if his shots are falling.
Moneyline: The Magic are 5-3 SU at Amway Center and 5-2 SU when entering as the favorites. Forget last year’s regular-season series, Orlando will force Washington to play at a slow pace and make it a low-scoring game favorable to them.
ATS: The Magic have been pretty bad against the spread this season (4-7-1). The Wizards, though, are a solid 6-3-1 ATS. It will be a tough grind but I can see Washington covering the spread by losing by at least five points.
TOTALs: This game will go UNDER the total, which opened at 219.5 points. Magic are allowing opponents to score just 100 PPG (No.1 in the NBA) by deliberately slowing the pace of the game.
Score Prediction: 107-101 Magic