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Saturday, November 14, 2015 9:05 PM UTC

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 9:05 PM UTC

Orlando is 8-2 against the NBA odds this season; Washington, is 0-3 both SU & ATS over its last three games. Why are the Wizards favored by so much for Saturday night's bout with the Magic?

<p style="margin-bottom:0in"><a href="http://ww.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/orlando-magic-vs-washington-wizards-2882599/" target="_blank" title="Compare the Magic-Wizards Betting Market"><b>Magic-Wizards Betting Odds</b></a><br /> Most of Saturday's <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/" target="_blank" title="Live NBA Odds Board">NBA Odds</a> market opened Washington at -6 over Orlando; <a href="http://www.sportsbookreview.com/" target="_blank" title="Find the Best Books to Play, Rating, Bonuses &amp; More Free Picks">most books</a> then dropped the Wizards to -5.5. Also, the market was holding off on posting a total on this game, probably waiting for better injury news.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in">Those who think the Magic might win this game outright could get a price of +210 on the NBA moneyline <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=809&amp;book=inarticle5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Over a 1000 Wagering Options-Every Day!">at 5Dimes</a>.</p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" border="0" frameborder="no" height="140px" id="iframe-odds-widget-2036869707517426" name="iframe-odds-widget-2036869707517426" scrolling="no" src="http://js.sbrfeeds.com/index.php/article?iframeid=iframe-odds-widget-2036869707517426&amp;timezone=16&amp;theme=article&amp;line-type=spreadntotals.type=whole-game&amp;odds-type=US&amp;books=1096,93,19,43,227,999996,238,123,139&amp;trackers=1409845611531.xml&amp;event-id=2882599" style="width:642px;border:medium none;overflow:hidden"></iframe></p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in"><b>The Situation</b><br /> Orlando (5-5 SU, 8-2 ATS) has won two games in a row, and four of its last five, after beating Utah Friday night 102-93. The Magic led by 18 after one quarter and by 23 midway through the fourth quarter, allowed the Jazz to sneak within seven points with just over a minute to go, but held on.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in">On the night Orlando only shot 42 percent from the field, and committed 22 turnovers, but hit 28 of 31 free-throws and held Utah to just 39 percent shooting.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in">Wednesday night the Magic beat the Lakers 101-99, but they couldn't cover as eight-point favorites.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in">Washington (3-4 SU, 2-5 ATS), meanwhile, has lost three games in a row, after falling at home to Oklahoma City Tuesday 125-101. The Wizards, playing without G Bradley Beal (23 PPG) and F Nene, trailed the Thunder by 18 points at the half and by 29 early in the fourth, and never mounted a comeback, even with OKC forward Kevin Durant in the locker room nursing a leg injury.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in">Washington shot just 39 percent from the floor Tuesday, while allowing the Thunder to shoot 51 percent.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in">Last Saturday the Wizards got blown out in the fourth quarter in a 114-99 loss at Atlanta, and just before that they lost at Boston 118-98. So they're not playing very good ball as of late.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in;text-align:center"><var>Must Read: Rewarding <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nba/rewarding-free-nba-picks-the-day-saturday-s-hoop-action/66282/" target="_blank" title="Saturday's Top Value NBA Picks">Free NBA Picks of the Day</a> for Saturday's Hoop Action</var></p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in"><b>Magic-Wizards Recent History</b><br /> This is the second meeting between these teams this season; Washington nipped the Magic in Orlando in the season opener for both teams 17 days ago 88-87 on a John Wall bucket with 12 seconds to go.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in">The Magic led that game by five points with two minutes left, before the Wizards finished with a 6-0 run. But Orlando hung on to cover as a four-point home dog. Washington only shot 39 percent from the field that night, but held Orlando to just 37 percent shooting. Consequently, that game played way UNDER a total of 202.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in">So the Wizards have beaten the Magic nine times in a row, including a four-game sweep of the season series last year. But Orlando has covered three of the last four meetings, losing close games while getting points.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in">Also, four of the last five meetings in this series have played UNDER, as those games have averaged just 185 points.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in"><b>Totals Trends</b><br /> Orlando is 6-4 on the UNDERS this season, as Magic games have averaged 202 points.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in">Washington is 5-1-1 on the OVERS, as Wizards games have averaged 213 points.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in"><b>Injury Update</b><br /> Beal will probably miss tonight's game for Washington, but Nene might play. On the other side of the scorers' table Orlando G Victor Oladipo (15 PPG) missed Friday night's game after suffering a concussion earlier this week, and is doubtful for Saturday night.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in"><b>Magic-Wizards Free NBA Picks</b><br /> Orlando is playing better defense than Washington, doing a better job on the boards and taking better care of the ball. We like the Magic for tonight, plus the points as our <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nba/" target="_blank" title="Daily NBA Winning Picks">NBA Pick</a>. Also, these two teams have produced some close, relatively low-scoring games over the last season-plus, so we're thinking UNDER.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in"><b>NBA Picks: </b>Orlando +5.5 <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=807&amp;book=inarticlepinnacle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title=" Play at this A+ Rated Sportsbook">at Pinnacle</a> and UNDER</p>
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