The Washington Wizards (32-39) square off against the Orlando Magic (29-43) on Tuesday at Amway Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Wizards vs. Magic odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Wizards lost 132-118 to the Sacramento Kings and failed to cover as 4.5-point road underdogs Saturday. Washington is 2 games behind the Chicago Bulls for the No. 10 seed in the Eastern Conference.
The Magic fell short in Sunday’s 111-105 road loss to the Los Angeles Lakers despite covering as 6.5-point underdogs. Orlando has won only 3 of its last 10 games.
The Wizards and the Magic will meet for the third time this season on Tuesday. Washington won and covered both of the first two meetings while the O/U split 1-1.
Wizards at Magic odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 8:46 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Wizards +100 (bet $100 to win $100) | Magic -120 (bet $120 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Wizards +1.5 (-110) | Magic -1.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 226.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)
Wizards at Magic key injuries
- G Jalen Suggs (concussion) out
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Wizards at Magic picks and predictions
Wizards 118, Magic 113
I’ll take the WIZARDS (+100) to secure the win on the road in this battle of struggling teams. Washington can still lean on G Bradley Beal and F Kristaps Porzingis on the offensive end even with Kuzma sidelined.
WIZARDS +1.5 (-110) is how I’d bet on the spread in this contest. Washington needs every win it can get if it hopes to be playing in the postseason.
The Magic are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and the Wizards are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings with Orlando.
While these teams don’t play at particularly fast paces, OVER 226.5 (-108) is the pick in this matchup. Both teams are in the bottom half of the league in defensive rating.
Orlando has gone Over in each of its last 4 home games, while the Over is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings between these teams.
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