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Wizards vs Magic: Spencer Dinwiddie needs to step up in Bradley Beal's absence

The Washington Wizards (8-3) head into Saturday’s ballgame against the Orlando Magic (3-9), gunning for their fourth straight win. 

The Wiz opened on the betting lines as single-digit favorites, having won three of five games on the road. The 4.5 points underdogs Magic aim to get back on track after absorbing a blowout loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

Check BetUS odds below to get more betting info about this Eastern Conference affair.

Washington Wizards vs. Orlando Magic Betting Lines and Odds

Wizards vs Magic

ATS: Wizards -4.5 (-110)

Moneyline: Wizards -175, Magic +155

O/U: 203.5 points

Washington Wizards vs. Orlando Magic Team New 

Bradley Beal will sit the Wiz’s upcoming road game against the Magic due to personal reasons. Washington’s star guard is averaging 23.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 5.6 this season, which pales compared to his numbers from the 2020-21 season. Nevertheless, Beal is more than happy to score lesser points as the Wizards enjoy one of its best starts in the franchise’s history.

Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report mentioned Mo Bamba in his list of best trade chips in the NBA right now. The former Texas Longhorn is showing some Unicorn potential on extended minutes for the Magic. Bamba is one of three centers in the league that average at least 1.5 threes and 2.0 blocks while strutting a 39.0 percent clip from the 3PT range. However, the NBA writer opines that the presence of Wendell Carter Jr. and the looming return of Jonathan Isaac make this talented big expendable. 

Washington Wizards vs. Orlando Magic Injury Report 

Wizards: Bradley Beal – OUT (Personal), Montrezl Harrell – Probable (Migraine), Davis Bertans – OUT (Ankle), Thomas Bryant – OUT (Knee), and Rui Hachimura – OUT (Personal).

Magic: E’Twaun Moore – OUT (Knee), Michael Carter-Williams – OUT (Ankle), Jonathan Isaac – OUT (Knee), Markelle Fultz – OUT (Knee), Wendell Carter Jr. – Probable (Eye)

Washington Wizards vs. Orlando Magic Preview

The Wizards scored their third straight win against the Cavaliers behind a spectacular shooting performance from Kyle Kuzma. The former Lakers knocked down six of nine shot attempts from deep, including the game-winning trey off a skip pass by Beal with 12 ticks left. The game also saw productive numbers from Harrell, who racked up 22 points and 11 boards. 

The Magic, meanwhile, suffered their fifth home game and ninth overall in a blowout fashion, 123-90, to the Brooklyn Nets. Terrence Ross pumped in 17 points, and Mo Bomba gathered 14 points and 9 boards. Still, Orlando just couldn’t stop the dynamic duo of Kevin Durant and James Harden as the former dropped 30 points and the later tallied a triple-double.

Washington Wizards vs. Orlando Magic Prediction

Without Beal, the Wizards will need stronger output from Spencer Dinwiddie and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope on the backcourt. No doubt, Washington is still poised to extend their winning streak because their depth and momentum are going in their favor. Then again, the Magic can spring up an upset anytime, so the Wiz should look out for that scenario. In the end, Wizards has this game covered, winning by double-digits and holding off Magic below 100 points.

Washington Wizards vs. Orlando Magic Betting Pick

Pick: Wizards winning by double digits, UNDER  

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Lou Ramon Aguila is a veteran sportswriter, having covered the biggest events and names in the NBA, NFL, MLB, Boxing, and Tennis for the last 12 years. His articles have appeared in print and online with some of the most recognized media outlets, including Bleacher Report and International Business Times.

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