Washington Wizards vs. Orlando Magic: 12/26/2020 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on December 26, 2020

The Washington Wizards (0-1) host the Orlando Magic (1-0) as 2-point favorites after Bradley Beal put up 31 points in the Wizards’ 113-107 loss to the 76ers. The game airs on NBCS-DC at 7:00 PM ET on Saturday, December 26, 2020. The point total in the matchup is 228.5.

Betting Information

Wizards vs Magic Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Wizards -2 -110 -110 228.5 -110 -110
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Head to Head

Orlando has come out on top in six of its last 10 head-to-head meetings with Washington. The Magic have an advantage against the spread as well (3-1) when playing the Wizards.

Wizards vs Magic in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/8/2020 Magic Magic -10 218.5 -515 390 Regular Season 123-89 ORL
1/1/2020 Magic Wizards -3 222 -152 127 Regular Season 122-101 ORL
12/3/2019 Wizards Wizards -0.5 229.5 -110 -110 Regular Season 127-120 ORL
11/17/2019 Magic Magic -6 225.5 -235 193 Regular Season 125-121 ORL
3/13/2019 Wizards Regular Season 100-90 WAS
1/25/2019 Magic Regular Season 95-91 WAS
11/12/2018 Wizards Regular Season 117-109 WAS
11/9/2018 Magic Regular Season 117-108 ORL
4/11/2018 Magic Regular Season 101-92 ORL
2/3/2018 Magic Regular Season 115-98 WAS
  • 1/8/2020 DNP – Wizards: Bradley Beal, Davis Bertans, Rui Hachimura, Thomas Bryant
  • 1/1/2020 DNP – Wizards: Davis Bertans, Rui Hachimura, Thomas Bryant Magic: Aaron Gordon
  • 12/3/2019 DNP – Wizards: Thomas Bryant; Magic: Nikola Vucevic
  • 11/17/2019 DNP – Wizards: Jordan McRae
  • Wizards Betting Information

    • Washington struggled against the spread, going 35-36-1 last year.
    • When favored by at least 2 points, the Wizards fared well against the spread, putting together an 8-7 record.
    • In 40 of 72 (55.6%) contests last season, Washington and its opponents hit the over.
    Bet on the Washington Wizards to win the NBA Championship.

    Magic Betting Information

    • Orlando covered the spread in fewer than half of its contests, going 35-41-2 ATS.
    • When they were at least 2-point underdogs, the Magic fared well, going 17-14 against the spread.
    • Orlando and its opponents hit the over in more than half of their matchups last season — 41 of 78 (52.6%).
    Bet on the Orlando Magic to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 39 of 72 opportunities (54.2%) last year, the Wizards and their opponents scored at least this matchup’s over/under of 228.5 points.
    • In 21 of 78 outings (26.9%) last season, Orlando and its opponents combined to score at least 228.5 points.
    • These two teams averaged a combined 221.7 points per game last year, 6.8 less points than the total of 228.5 set for this game.
    • Opponents of the two teams averaged a combined 0.6 less points per game last season (227.9) than this matchup’s total of 228.5 points.
    • The Wizards’ average point total in outings last season was 233.5, 5.0 points higher than the over/under in this game.
    • The average point total for the Magic last year was 12.4 points less than this game’s over/under.
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    Wizards Leaders

    • Russell Westbrook averaged 7.0 assists and 7.9 rebounds per game a season ago.
    • Beal scored 30.5 points per game.
    • Davis Bertans was prolific from the three-point line a season ago, connecting on 3.7 per game.
    • Westbrook collected 1.6 per game. Thomas Bryant averaged 1.1 blocks a game.

    Magic Leaders

    • Nikola Vucevic contributed 19.6 points per game last season and pulled down 10.8 rebounds a contest.
    • Markelle Fultz notched 5.1 assists per game.
    • Terrence Ross was prolific from the three-point line a season ago, hitting 2.6 per game.
    • Jonathan Isaac recorded 1.6 steals and 2.3 blocks per game.
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