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Wizards vs. Magic odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, Jan. 12 prediction from proven computer model

A Southeast Division battle is on tap between the Orlando Magic and the Washington Wizards at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday at Capital One Arena. Washington is 21-20 overall and 11-7 at home, while Orlando is 7-34 overall and 5-19 on the road. The Wizards have won three of their last five games, while the Magic have lost nine consecutive games. 

The Wizards have won the last three games between the teams. Washington is favored by 6.5 points in the latest Wizards vs. Magic odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 215.5. Before entering any Magic vs. Wizards picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model entered Week 13 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 52-28 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Wizards vs. Magic. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Magic vs. Wizards:

  • Wizards vs. Magic spread: Wizards -6.5
  • Wizards vs. Magic over-under: 215.5 points

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What you need to know about the Wizards

On Tuesday, the Wizards outlasted the Oklahoma City Thunder, 122-118. Kyle Kuzma had 29 points in addition to five rebounds and he’s averaging 27.7 points in January. Spencer Dinwiddie posted a double-double on 22 points and 10 assists. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit a tiebreaking three-pointer with 30.8 seconds left in the game.

The Wizards are 17-4 in clutch situations, which are games decided in the final five minutes with a point differential of five points or fewer. However, they will be without their best player as Bradley Beal is in the league’s health and safety protocols for the second time in three weeks. But the Wizards have played well without Beal as they are 5-2 when the three-time All-Star does not play.

What you need to know about the Magic

Orlando took a 102-100 loss to Washington on Sunday. Cole Anthony finished with 12 points on 4-for-17 shooting in his 35 minutes on the court. The Magic were outscored 29-15 during a seven-minute stretch in the fourth quarter and just couldn’t recover from that. Terrence Ross scored 32 points for Orlando, which has not won a game since Dec. 22. 

Mo Bamba (toe) and Wendell Carter Jr. (hamstring) are out for Wednesday’s game, leaving the Magic shorthanded up front. Jalen Suggs (thumb) may be able to return on the three-game road trip that starts on Wednesday as the No. 5 overall pick has not played since Nov. 29. Despite losing nine straight games, Orlando has managed to cover in four of those contests.

How to make Magic vs. Wizards picks

The model has simulated Wizards vs. Magic 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over, and it also has generated a pick that hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Magic vs. Wizards? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Wizards vs. Magic spread you need to jump on Wednesday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out

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