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2022 NBA Handicapping
(19-20) Washington Wizards vs. Orlando Magic (7-32)
Date: Sunday, January 9th, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM EST
Venue: Amway Center, Orlando, FL
NBA Moneyline Odds: Wizards -310 | Magic +260 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Wizards -7.5 / Magic +7.5
NBA Betting Total: 220.5
The Washington Wizards will be on the road to take on the Orlando Magic on Sunday, January 9th.
The tip-off is set for 6:00 ET from Amway Center.
Washington opened up as a 6.5 point favorite and that number is now up to 7.5. The total has gone from 222.5 to 220.5.
The Wizards have played ok this year, but they are definitely not playing as well as they did in the beginning of the year. This is a team that has come back down to Earth.
These guys have dropped three of their last four games. Even though they have been struggling lately, they should be able to take care of business in this ball game.
At the beginning of the year, I think this was a group that caught some folks off guard, but now teams are starting to make adjustments. Since that has happened, DC has not had the amount of success that they earlier had.
I am not going to sit here and say I feel this team is a pretender, but even when they were going good, I never put them in the category of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. As far as I am concerned, the best teams in the East are Chicago, Milwaukee, an Brooklyn. After that, there is a drop off.
Washington lost to the Chicago Bulls on Friday by a score of 130-122. That is twice in a short span that this crew has dropped to the Bulls.
Bradley Beal was the leading scorer for this group in their last game with 26 points and 6 assists. Also, Kyle Kuzma added in 21 points and 11 rebounds.
Boy, things have been just downright awful for the Magic this year. There is really no way to sugarcoat the reality of their situation.
Orlando comes into this ball game with a record of 7-32, which puts them in last place in the Eastern Conference. They even have a worse record than the lowly Detroit Pistons.
There is a difference between struggling and what these guys are doing. This is a club that is just totally incompetent and it does not seem to be be getting any better.
This squad dropped to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday by a score of 116-106. They had a chance to win the ball game, but a slow 4th quarter for them did not allow for that to happen.
Offensively, they were pretty effective in their last game, but the defense was just not good enough. Sadly for them, that has been the case all too often in the 2021-2022 season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Wizards are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against Orlando.
- The Wizards are 5-12 SU in their last 17 games.
- The Magic are 0-8 SU in their last 8 games.
- The Magic are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games this season.
Washington Wizards vs. Orlando Magic NBA Analysis:
In this spot, I am curious to see how the Magic play on a second night of a back-to-back. Before this game, they have to worry about beating the Pistons on Saturday night in Detroit.
Washington is playing Orlando at the right time, as the Wizards have not been playing their best ball. It is nice to have at least a little break in your schedule.
If you are DC, these are games you must have. There is no excuse to lose to a team that is terrible and is short-handed.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Magic ATS
It might seem like an ugly play, but I actually trust the Magic here more in this spot more than I do the Wizards. Based on how they have played, it is hard to have faith in Washington right about now.
For me, the 7.5 points are just too high to lay with the Wizards. I do feel they will win this ball game, but I can see the Magic keeping it closer than some might think.
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