[7:00 PM] Wizards @ Magic

Who will WIN this matchup?

Washington Wizards (4-9)

@ Orlando Magic (6-9)


The Magic have lost two straight due to a sputtering offense after winning three of four and the Wizards knocked off Phoenix 106-101 on Monday with a 42-point effort from Bradley Beal, but they have yet to win two games in a row this season.

Orlando, which made several changes to its rotation in the offseason, is 30th in the league in field-goal percentage (40.7) and 29th in scoring (91.9).

Beal is averaging 20.2 points overall, second only to point guard John Wall (23.5) on the team, while the third- and fourth-leading scorers are nursing injuries. Forward Markieff Morris (13.0 points) is probable with a sore foot while swingman Otto Porter (14.5) left the Phoenix game with a hip ailment and is considered day-to-day. Center Marcin Gortat is averaging 11.4 points and 12.5 rebounds, and is shooting 66.7 percent over his last five games with four double-doubles in that stretch to push his total to eight on the season.

Orlando has scored fewer than 90 points in eight of 15 games, including the last two against Milwaukee and Phoenix in close losses. “We don’t work hard enough to get open, screen well enough to get open and read (defenses) well enough to create open shots for teammates,” Magic coach Frank Vogel told reporters. “And we’re not shooting the ball well enough.” Evan Fournier is the leading scorer (17.4) after posting 25 in the 92-87 setback against the Phoenix while Serge Ibaka (13.7) continued his inconsistency with a 2-for-9 shooting performance.

The Magic snapped a 12-game losing streak to the Wizards on Nov. 5 with an 88-86 victory at home.


StreakSmarts Pick: Washington Wizards

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick