Magic vs. Wizards Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, March 31, 2023

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Magic vs. Wizards Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 31, 2023

NBA Predictions

Kristaps Porzingis’ Washington Wizards (34-42) will try to upset Franz Wagner and the Orlando Magic when the Wizards take on the Magic on March 31, 2023. Orlando is a 3.5-point favorite against Washington. The matchup has an over/under of 224.5.

Magic vs. Wizards Odds

  • Magic odds to win: -138
  • Wizards odds to win: +120
  • Spread: Magic (-3.5)
  • Total: 224.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Friday, March 31, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Capital One Arena in Washington D.C.
  • TV: NBCS-DC and BSFL

Who Will Win Magic vs. Wizards?

Magic and Wizards Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Magic have a 3-4 record against the spread in games they were favored by 3.5 points or more this season.

In games this year in which they were an underdog by 3.5 points or more, the Wizards have a 15-19-2 record against the spread.

The two teams average a combined 0.3 more points per game (224.8) than this game’s over/under of 224.5 points.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.5 more points per game, 228, than this game’s over/under of 224.5 points.

The average over/under the Magic have had set in games this season is 1.4 more points than this outing’s point total.

Washington’s games this season have averaged a total of 226.9 points, 2.4 more than the point total in this matchup.

So far this season, Orlando has put together a 42-31-3 record against the spread.

The Wizards are 34-39-3 against the spread this year.

Magic Stats & Insights

The Magic average 111.7 points per game (26th in the league) while giving up 114.2 per contest (17th in the NBA). They have a -185 scoring differential overall and have been outscored by 2.5 points per game.

The Magic grab 43 rebounds per game (18th in the league) compared to the 42.1 of their opponents.

Orlando knocks down 10.7 three-pointers per game (26th in the league) while shooting 34.6% from deep (24th in the NBA). It is making 2.2 fewer threes per contest than its opponents, who drain 12.9 per game while shooting 35%.

The Magic rank 27th in the NBA with 109.3 points scored per 100 possessions, and 14th in the league defensively with 111.6 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Magic have been much better offensively at home, where they average 114.5 points per game, compared to road games, where they put up 108.9 per game. Defensively, they are worse at home, where they concede 114.9 points per game, versus on the road, where they allow opponents to score 113.4 per game.

Wizards Stats & Insights

The Wizards put up 113.1 points per game (22nd in league) while giving up 113.8 per outing (16th in NBA). They have a -54 scoring differential.

The 43.5 rebounds per game Washington accumulates rank 14th in the NBA. Their opponents pull down 42.6.

The Wizards hit 11.2 three-pointers per game (21st in the league), while their opponents have made 11.9 on average.

The Wizards rank 19th in the NBA with 111.9 points scored per 100 possessions, and 24th defensively with 114.7 points conceded per 100 possessions.

In 2022-23 Washington is averaging 2.1 more points per game at home (114.2) than on the road (112.1).

Magic Key Players to Watch

The Magic active scoring leader is Wagner, who averages 18.8 per contest to go with 4.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists.

Markelle Fultz contributes with 13.9 points, 5.7 assists and four rebounds a game, and Paolo Banchero adds 19.9 points, 3.7 assists and 6.8 rebounds per contest.

Wagner leads active Magic in three-point shooting, making an average of 1.7 shots per game from beyond the arc.

Fultz picks pockets to the tune of 1.5 takeaways per game, and Bol Bol collects 1.2 rejections per contest.

Wizards Key Players to Watch

Porzingis has the top Wizards spot in two categories among active players: scoring (23.2 points per game) and rebounding (8.4 rebounds per game). He also dishes out 2.7 assists per contest.

Monte Morris’ per-game averages this season are 10.4 points, 5.3 assists and 3.4 rebounds.

Corey Kispert cashes in on 2.1 treys per game.

Delon Wright’s 1.9 steals and Porzingis’ 1.5 blocks per game are important to the Wizards’ defensive effort.

Magic vs. Wizards Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Wizards (+ 3.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (224.5)

  • Prediction:
    Wizards 116 – Magic 111

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