Washington Wizards vs. Orlando Magic - 12/3/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Orlando Magic (8-11) at Washington Wizards (6-12)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Washington Wizards -1.5 -- Over/Under: 227 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Orlando Magic travel to the nation's capital to battle the Washington Wizards at the Capital One Arena on Tuesday.
The Orlando Magic have been in a bit of a rut as they've lost four of their last six games, but they will be looking to build some momentum after taking down the struggling Warriors in a 100-96 home win on Sunday. Evan Fournier led the team with 32 points on 13 of 21 shooting, Terrence Ross provided the spark off the bench with 19 points, Jonathan Isaac scored 14 points with 11 rebounds and five blocks while Markelle Fultz chipped in with 14 points and nine assists. As a team, the Magic shot 42 percent from the field and 11 of 33 from the 3-point line as they wrestled with the pesky Warriors right until the end where the Magic's Fournier capped off a career scoring night with a clutch basket in the final 9.3 seconds.
Meanwhile, the Washington Wizards have been in a slump of their own as they've lost four of their last five games and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight blowout loss after falling to the Clippers in a 150-125 road loss on Sunday. Rui Hachimura led the team in scoring with 30 points on 13 of 23 shooting, Bradley Beal added 23 points with 11 assists while Davis Bertans drained six 3-pointers to finish with 20 points off the bench. As a team, the Wizards shot 46 percent from the field and 11 of 30 from the 3-point line but once again their problems remained on the defensive end as they just had no answer for the Clippers' offense who got any look they wanted.
Looking at the betting trends, the Magic are 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games against a team with a losing home record, 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games overall. The Wizards are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a losing record, 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 against the Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the over is 5-1 in the last six meetings in Washington, the Magic are 4-11-1 ATS int he last 16 meetings in Washington and the Magic are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings overall.
The Magic have done pretty well to keep their heads above water while Nikola Vucevic is sidelined as Fournier has picked up his play in his absence. The Wizards have enough talent to hang with teams offensively, but they are just terrible on the offensive end which is resulting in a bunch of high scoring games. The Magic are 4-11-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Washington, but with the line so short, I'm banking on them to buck that trend as the Wizards' defensive woes cost them again.
Peter’s Pick Orlando +1.5
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