Wizards vs Magic: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – December 26, 2020

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on December 25, 2020

A game after he put up 31 points in an 113-107 loss to the 76ers, Bradley Beal leads the Washington Wizards (0-1) at home against the Orlando Magic (1-0) on Saturday, December 26, 2020. The Wizards are favored by in the matchup, which tips at 7:00 PM ET on NBCS-DC. The matchup has an over/under of points.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of December 26, 2020, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Wizards vs Magic Betting Odds

Injury Report as of December 26

Wizards:
Rui Hachimura: Out (Illness)

Magic:
Jonathan Isaac: Out For Season (ACL),
Al-Farouq Aminu: Out (Knee),
James Ennis III: Out (Hamstring)

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Wizards Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Bradley Beal 57 30.5 4.2 6.1 1.2 0.4 3.0
Russell Westbrook 57 27.2 7.9 7.0 1.6 0.4 1.0
Davis Bertans 54 15.4 4.5 1.7 0.7 0.6 3.7
Rui Hachimura 48 13.5 6.1 1.8 0.8 0.2 0.5
Thomas Bryant 46 13.2 7.2 1.8 0.5 1.1 0.8

Magic Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Nikola Vucevic 62 19.6 10.8 3.6 0.9 0.8 1.6
Evan Fournier 66 18.5 2.6 3.2 1.1 0.2 2.6
Terrence Ross 69 14.7 3.2 1.2 1.1 0.3 2.6
Aaron Gordon 62 14.4 7.7 3.7 0.8 0.6 1.2
Markelle Fultz 72 12.1 3.3 5.1 1.3 0.2 0.5

Shooting Trends

  • Last season, the Wizards had a 45.7% shooting percentage from the field, which was 0.9% lower than the 46.6% of shots the Magic’s opponents made.
  • Washington went 22-9-1 against the spread and 17-15 overall when it shot better than 46.6% from the field.
  • Orlando went 17-16-1 against the spread and 18-16 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 45.7% from the field.
  • The Magic shot 44.2% from the field, 4.6% lower than the 48.8% the Wizards’ opponents shot last season.
  • Last season, Orlando had a 17-1 record against the spread and a 15-3 record overall in games the team collectively shot above 48.8% from the field.
  • Last season, Washington had a 9-3 record against the spread and a 9-3 straight up record when it allowed opponents to shoot over 44.2% from the field.
  • The Wizards’ 36.8% three-point shooting percentage last season was just 0.2 percentage points higher than opponents of the Magic shot from deep (36.6%).
  • Washington collected a 21-14-1 record against the spread and a 16-20 straight-up record in games last season when the team knocked down more than 36.6% of its three-point attempts.
  • Orlando put up a 22-19-1 against the spread while going 22-20 overall in games last season when its opponents shot higher than 36.8% from deep.
  • The Magic’s three-point shooting percentage last season (34.5%) was 3.1 percentage points lower than opponents of the Wizards averaged (37.6%).
  • Orlando went 18-9-1 ATS and 17-11 overall when the team hit more than 37.6% of its three-point attempts.
  • Washington went 15-10 ATS and 14-11 overall in games it shot over 34.5% from deep.
  • The Wizards hit 12 three-pointers per game last season, only 0.7 more makes per game than the Magic allowed (11.3).
  • Washington went 19-11 against the spread and 15-15 overall last season in games it out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Orlando hit fewer threes than its opponents, it went 15-28 ATS and 15-28 straight up.
  • The Magic ranked 22nd in the NBA in made three-pointers last season, while the Wizards allowed the 22nd-fewest made threes in the league.

Wizards vs Magic Stat Rankings

Wizards Rank Wizards AVG Magic AVG Magic Rank
7th 114.4 Points Scored 107.3 24th
29th 119.1 Points Allowed 108.8 5th
28th 42 Rebounds 44.4 16th
17th 10.2 Off. Rebounds 10.1 15th
17th 12 3pt Made 11.3 22nd
12th 25 Assists 23.9 18th
10th 13.5 Turnovers 12.3 2nd

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