[7:00 PM] Wizards @ Magic

Who will WIN this matchup?

Washington Wizards (1-3)

@ Orlando Magic (2-3)


Current odds:

Washington Wizards: (+184)

Orlando Magic: (-205)


ESPN simulations have Orlando as 67.4% favorites to win the game.

64% of sports bets are currently on Washington to win as (+184) underdogs.

The Wizards finally won for the initial time under first-year coach Scott Brooks by recording a 95-92 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday. Point guard John Wall will receive the night off on the second of a back-to-back after undergoing surgery on both knees during the offseason.

Orlando is searching for its third consecutive victory and first-year coach Frank Vogel was impressed with Thursday’s 102-94 home win over the Sacramento Kings.

Shooting guard Bradley Beal averaged just 14 points over Washington’s first three games but he broke loose against Atlanta by scoring 20 of his 28 points in the second half. Brooks was pleased with the aggressive nature in which Beal set career highs by sinking 13 of 14 free throws and the Florida product breathed a sigh of relief over getting that elusive first victory.

Shooting guard Evan Fournier scored a season-best 29 points on 10-of-15 shooting against the Kings for his third 20-point outing in five games. He is one of the team’s building blocks after receiving a five-year, $85 million contract in the offseason and he is averaging a team-best 19.2 points.

The Magic last prevailed against the Wizards on March 29, 2013 when they notched a 97-92 victory.


StreakSmarts Pick: Orlando Magic

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick