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Orlando Magic vs. Washington Wizards Predictions and Preview for 3/30/2022

Orlando Magic takes on Washington Wizards on 3/30/2022 at 06:10 PM.

The Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards face off in an important game for both teams. Orlando Magic has a record of 20-56 this regular season. Washington Wizards is 32-43 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

Orlando Magic Team Defense Preview




You should not have high expectations considering their defensive efficiency is 112.1, but relatively speaking it is still a rather average defense. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. Their defensive efforts at keeping offenses from getting to the rim should not go unnoticed. Making the easy shots hard is what this team does to opponents, among the best in the NBA.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

Orlando Magic Team Offense Preview




They have a completely dreadful offense that makes announcers try to spin things positively and fans cringe. An offensive effiency rating of 104.3 can certainly do that. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. This is a team that is basically of average tempo.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .537 which is terrible. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .501, which is terrible. They attempt .413 of their shots from three point range. They fall right around average in the NBA. They made .329 of their shots from three point range. This team is dreadful from beyond the arc, they have shooters, but they need makers. They made .789 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are a slightly above average Free Throw shooting team.

They have an abysmal offensive rebounding rate of 20.0% this season. Offensive rebounding is not their thing, it should be important. They are socially distancing on the offensive glass!

Washington Wizards Team Defense Preview

You should not have high expectations considering their defensive efficiency is 114.1, but relatively speaking it is still a rather average defense. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. Their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim is among the best in the NBA. There is an inconsistent effort to keeping opponents from scoring at the rim though.

Sometimes defenses are very focused on forcing bad shots and getting the defensive rebound. Is there anything to support this? It may be just possible that this is a passive defense.

Washington Wizards Team Offense Preview


Their offensive efficiency is 110.7, which makes them a below average offense in the NBA and that means there is room for improvement, but will they actually improve? Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. This is a slower than average team when it comes to the pace of play.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .566 which is considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .529, which is considered to be below average. They attempt .358 of their shots from three point range. The three point shot is just not as important to this offense. They made .339 of their shots from three point range. They would be considered below average from beyond the arc. They made .786 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are a slightly above average Free Throw shooting team.

They have an offensive rebounding rate of 20.9% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

The Orlando Magic Roster

The Players to Watch for Orlando Magic

Franz Wagner 6-9 225 SF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Cole Anthony 6-2 185 PG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Wendell Carter Jr. 6-10 270 C

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

The Washington Wizards Roster

The Players to Watch for Washington Wizards

Kyle Kuzma 6-9 221 PF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 6-5 204 SG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Deni Avdija 6-9 210 SF

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Orlando Magic vs. Washington Wizards Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Orlando Magic 106 Washington Wizards 108

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Moneyline Pick: Washington Wizards -150 WagerWeb
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