Our NBA Free Pick focuses on Washington (15-19) at Orlando (20-17) for 1/9. At stake is a third straight season in which the Wizards will have swept the Magic. Even in this dreadful 15-19 campaign, the Wiz are 3-0 against Orlando. What makes this team so hard for South Florida to get over on? Oddsmakers predict that this is the game that the Magic break the chain.
NBA Free Pick : John Wall
He has been golden against Orlando with Payton guarding him. Nine double doubles in the eleven game winning streak over the other team. The point production is almost at 20 as he is dishing ten assists per in the run. Now Victor Oladpio gets another crack to try to keep him in check. If he can do so, Washington will be in rough way with Bradley Beal being out with an injury.
Orlando Can Not Score
Oladpio is shooting 60 percent in the last five games with almost twenty points a game. The Magic are still languishing near 86 points for the last five games. What will be going for them this evening is the motivation factor. Washington by their own admission is taking entire periods off mentally at a stretch in this season. THe streak with Scott Skiles should be able to get them going to try a derail an embarrassing 11 game losing streak to Wash.
Both are on back to backs in this one. 201 has gone down to 198 in the totals. Plenty of wiggle room still as both teams are feeling a long season. Orlando will try which means less points for the Wizards. Magic offense is already putrid. Go with the under in this one. Good fortune and we will see you tomorrow here at HRW.