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Wizards vs. Magic preview: Odds for tonight’s game

Will the Wizards have a better-than-average chance of winning some games now that they are back home?

Washington Wizards v Orlando Magic Photo by Gary Bassing/NBAE via Getty Images

The Washington Wizards play the Orlando Magic at 7 p.m. ET. Diamond Holton has the preview here. Here are the odds according to DraftKings Sportsbook. Odds are accurate as of approximately 9:45 a.m. ET

Who is expected to win the game? (Okay, we kinda know that, but is there room for the Wizards to improve soon?)

The Wizards enter this game as 7.5 point underdogs. The over/under is 239 points. Since the Wizards are 5-23 while the Magic are 17-11, this game may very well be a blowout. But unlike the vast majority of games this year, the Wizards will be at Capital One Arena for once! In fact, they will be there four times this week!

So far this season, the Wizards are just 2-8 at home, but again, they haven’t played much at home to get in a groove. That’s because the Wizards have also played the least number of home games in the NBA. They have played 18 road games so far, which is also most in the NBA as of this point in the season.

Who are the expected leading scorers?

For the Wizards:

  • Kyle Kuzma: 22.5 (-125 over/-105 under)

For the Magic:

  • Paolo Banchero: 24.5 (-120 over/-110 under)

Who are the expected leaders for other stats?

For assists:

  • Tyus Jones: 6.5 (+110 over/-140 under)

For rebounds:

  • Banchero: 7.5 (-12- over/-110 under)

Good luck on this second day of Christmas/Boxing Day!

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