Wizards face the Magic on 15-game skid

Wed, Mar 6, 2024
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Wizards face the Magic on 15-game skid

Orlando Magic (36-26, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (9-52, 14th in the Eastern Conference)

Washington; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Magic -7; over/under is 223.5

BOTTOM LINE: Washington comes into the matchup with Orlando after losing 15 games in a row.

The Wizards are 2-10 against the rest of their division. Washington is 1-3 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Magic are 7-6 against opponents from the Southeast Division. Orlando is eighth in the NBA scoring 52.5 points per game in the paint led by Franz Wagner averaging 11.6.

The Wizards are shooting 47.1% from the field this season, 0.4 percentage points lower than the 47.5% the Magic allow to opponents. The Magic average 10.9 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.6 fewer made shots on average than the 12.5 per game the Wizards give up.

The teams meet for the fourth time this season. The Magic won 127-119 in the last matchup on Dec. 27.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kyle Kuzma is shooting 46.1% and averaging 22.2 points for the Wizards. Jordan Poole is averaging 3.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

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Wagner is averaging 20.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and four assists for the Magic. Paolo Banchero is averaging 18.5 points over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Wizards: 0-10, averaging 113.7 points, 42.4 rebounds, 29.3 assists, 7.5 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 44.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 127.9 points per game.

Magic: 8-2, averaging 110.2 points, 43.2 rebounds, 24.5 assists, 8.0 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 51.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.0 points.

INJURIES: Wizards: Isaiah Livers: out for season (hip), Marvin Bagley III: out (back).

Magic: Markelle Fultz: out (knee).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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