Wizards vs Magic: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – December 27, 2020

Bradley Beal leads the Washington Wizards (0-2) into a matchup against the Orlando Magic (2-0) after scoring 39 points in a 130-120 loss to the Magic. The Wizards are in the game on Sunday, December 27, 2020, which tips at 7:00 PM ET on NBCS-DC. The over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of December 27, 2020, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Wizards vs Magic Betting Odds

Injury Report as of December 27

Wizards:
Rui Hachimura: Out (Illness)

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

  • The Wizards made 45.7% of their shots from the field last season, which was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Magic allowed to their opponents (46.6%).
  • Washington had a 22-9-1 record against the spread and a 17-15 straight-up record in games it shot better than 46.6% from the field.
  • Orlando had a 17-16-1 record against the spread and an 18-16 record overall when allowing its opponents to hit more than 45.7% of their shots from the field.
  • The Magic shot at a 44.2% rate from the field last season, 4.6 percentage points below the 48.8% shooting opponents of the Wizards averaged.
  • Orlando went 17-1 against the spread and 15-3 overall when it shot better than 48.8% from the field.
  • When Washington’s opponents shot higher than 44.2% from the field last season, it was 9-3 against the spread and 9-3 overall.
  • The Wizards shot 36.8% from deep last season, 0.2% higher than the 36.6% the Magic allowed to opponents.
  • Washington had a 21-14-1 record against the spread and a 16-20 record overall when the team hit more than 36.6% of its three-point attempts.
  • Orlando went 22-19-1 against the spread while putting up a 22-20 straight-up record when its opponents shot over 36.8% from three-point distance.
  • 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 made more than 37.6% of its three-point attempts.
  • Washington had a 15-10 ATS record and a 14-11 straight-up record in games last season it shot better than 34.5% from three-point distance.
  • The Wizards made 12 three-pointers per game last season, just 0.7 more made shots on average than the 11.3 per game the Magic allowed.
  • 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 made fewer threes than its opponents, it went 15-28 ATS and 15-28 straight up.
  • The Wizards were the 17th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA last season, while the Magic gave up the 16th-fewest makes from deep.

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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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