Monday, December 28

Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic, 11 am
Wizards -1

This is the classic revenge spot after losing to the same team the day before. The Wizards were 2-point favourites in this exact matchup yesterday and we’re getting them laying just 1 point here.

Looking at yesterday’s box score, the main reason for Washington’s loss was their atrocious 53% free throw shooting. They also shot under 50% from the field and only 35% from 3, both of which can be improved against a suspect Orlando defense.

The Wizards are also the deeper of these two sides, which could be a key factor on a back-to-back. Orlando don’t match up particularly well with Washington, especially given their frontcourt injuries and lack of backcourt depth.

Overall, I quite like the revenge angle for Washington here. I think they’ve got the two best players on the court and a strong game from their backcourt should lead to a win and cover.