The Wizards have been struggling on the defensive end, allowing an average of 116 points over a nine-game stretch that has seen them go 2-7. Not only does that help Wagner, but so does this game being played in Orlando. On the road, he has averaged 17.4 points while shooting 45.9 percent from the field. At home, he has averaged 20.1 points and shot 51.5 percent. He has scored at least 18 points in five of his last six home games, with the one time he missed being when he scored 17 points against a tough Heat team. Give me the over here.
The Wizards are faltering down the stretch, losing seven of their last nine games. The only two wins that they had during that stretch came against the rebuilding Pistons. They will be fighting an uphill battle to defeat the Magic in Orlando, since the Wizards are just 16-21 on the road. Also, they will be without Kyle Kuzma (ankle), who has been one of their best players by averaging 21.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. The Magic have been playing tough and are mostly healthy, so look for them to emerge with the victory.