Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic
Game: Washington - Orlando
Bet: Evan Fournier over 19.5
Wizards are hosting Magic on Tuesday.
Washington is one of the teams in the bottom half of the league with a 6-12 record. They are playing without John Wall who, for some time, was their best player. Now this role belongs to Bradley Beal, who also gets some help from youngsters Bryant, Hachimura, Wagner and some solid veterans like Thomas, Smith and Bertans. The main take from this Washington team is that their games are always entertaining as they allow by far the most points in the league with 122.7 (next highest are Pelicans with 118.9), but they also score a lot of points with 118.8. So in general their games are really high scoring. Considering that, no one should be surprised that they rank dead last in defending SG position with 28.4 points allowed per game, which is where Fournier is playing.
Fournier is playing well this year. He is scoring 19.2 ppg and even more in the last 5 games since Vucevic, Orlandos first attacking option, got injured. In that span he is scoring 24.8 ppg. He was also very successful in his previous meetings with the Wizards as he scored 25 points when they met about 2 weeks ago and that was with Vucevic in the lineup.
Given how scorer friendly this Washington team is this year, how Fournier is Orlandos first option right now and his recent good form, I'm confident he will score at least 20 points tonight.
Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic prediction
Evan Fournier over 19.5Odds: 1.71 at Bet365
Result: 31 WON (+6.39 units)
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