NBA Picks - Magic & Wizards To Cancel Each Other Out And Land On 'Under'


Jordan Sharp

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 8:07 PM UTC

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 8:07 PM UTC

Washington is coming off a back to back and the last time this happened against the Magic neither team got to 90 points. With it being a tough divisional game, it should be lower scoring, making for a fine NBA Expert Pick on the under.

  Magic vs. Wizards

Washington is coming off a fast-paced contest in Brooklyn last night and now they are at home facing off against the Orlando Magic. The NBA Odds have the Wizards as -3 favorites despite playing last night, but instead of taking a chance on the Magic taking points, the total is a better play for this evening.

At 198 ½, the Wizards’ fast-paced game last night should wear them down and of course Orlando plays much slower than Brooklyn. With that comes less opportunities for scoring and fewer points.

The last time these two teams played one another neither got to 90 points and while I doubt it’s that exaggerated, we could still see a very low scoring game here. The Wizards played Orlando the first time on a back to back and now that they are home it could lead to some better defense. However, what should bring the most defense is the fact that this one is a divisional game.

So far this season Washington is averaging only 97 points per game in divisional games, while allowing 99.8. The Magic, on the other hand, score only 91.7 points while allowing 96 to divisional opponents. With the Magic cashing the under in four straight games and seven of their last eight, look for the under to be the play tonight.

Free NBA Pick: UNDER 198 ½Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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