Magic vs Wizards Prediction NBA Picks 3/6/24

Washington Wizards (9-52) vs Orlando Magic (35-26)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)

Betting Odds: Washington Wizards +7.5 -- Over/Under: 226.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Orlando Magic and the Washington Wizards collide at the Capital One Arena on Wednesday night. Here’s a Magic vs Wizards Prediction.

Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic have been red-hot form as they've won nine of their last 11 games overall and they will be gunning for a fifth straight victory after routuing the Hornets in a 101-89 road win last night. Paolo Banchero led the team with 22 points, Moritz Wagner added 14 points off the bench while Wendell Carter Jr. chipped in with 12 points. As a team, the Magic shot 54 percent from the field and 13 of 35 from the 3-point line as they struggled to get any separation from the pesky Hornets in the first half, before they caught fire late in the third quarter to pull away and win by double digits on the road.

Washington Wizards

Meanwhile, the Washington Wizards have been ice-cold for a while now and they will be hoping for a better showing after suffering their 15th straight loss to the Jazz in a 127-115 defeat on Monday. Jordan Poole led the team with 32 points on 11 of 18 shooting off the bench, Kyle Kuzma added 23 points with eight assists while Tyus Jones tallied 21 points with six assists. As a team, the Wizards shot 42 percent from the field and 16 of 38 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 41 points in the first quarter and stayed in the contest all the way until the fourth quarter where they managed just 14 points to allow the Jazz off the hook in the end. The Wizards will meet the Hornets, Heat, and Grizzlies after this one.

Washington Wizards Player Facts

  • Tyus Jones ranks 1st amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (7.5) this season.
  • Kyle Kuzma ranks 12th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for points per game (22.2) this season.

Orlando Magic Player Facts

  • Paolo Banchero is one of only three players in the league to be leading his team for points, rebounds and assists this season.
  • Jalen Suggs ranks 3rd in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.4) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent points per game this season (124.7).
  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent assists per game this season (30.2).
  • The Magic rank 1st in the league for opponent assists per game this season (24.1).
  • The Magic rank 1st in the league for opponent rebounds per game this season (40.0).

Magic vs Wizards Prediction

The Magic could be short handed here with Markelle Fultz listed as questionable, while the Wizards are still missing Marvin Bagley and Isaiah Livers. The Magic have been flying under the radar lately, but they are definitely one of the hottest teams in the league and they are the obvious favorites here even though they are playing their second game of a back to back set. The Wizards have been flat out terrible and while they were competitive for most of Monday's loss to the Jazz, you just always expect them to throw it away in one way or another. The line isn't too blown out in this one, so I will stick with the Magic to stay hot with another win and cover here.

 

Peter’s Pick Orlando -7.5

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