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Washington Wizards vs. Orlando Magic

 

Two teams looking to right their collective ships face off in Florida on Saturday night as the Washington Wizards (15-19) play the Orlando Magic (20-17). Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition.  Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $25K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball

Starting Lineup Washington have lost five of their last six games, the latest defeat coming at the hands of the Toronto Raptors on Friday night at Verizon Center, where the team is now 8-11. John Wall was the leading producer for the Wizards in the 97-88 loss, putting up 21 points put having an uncharacteristically quiet night in the assist category with only 4. Wall is averaging 9.8 assists for the team this season, good enough for second place in the league. Marcin Gortat put up a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, but it was shooting accuracy that ultimately felled them again, as they shot 39.3% from the field. Bradley Beal (leg) still leads the team in scoring with an average of 19.8 points per game despite missing 14 games for Washington. The club expects his return to the starting lineup in a matter of days.

The Magic put a much-needed end to a four-game skid on Friday night in Brooklyn, topping the Nets 83-77 and hopefully out of an offensive funk after turning quite a few heads in the first third of the season. Victor Oladipo and Nikola Vucevic both had 20 points apiece, Vucevic with a double-double on 10 rebounds and Oladipo with 9 boards himself. Oladipo also contributed nearly half of Orlando’s points from beyond the arc in the win with six three-pointers on eight attempts. The Magic currently sit at third place in the Southeast Division, 2.5 games behind the first place Miami Heat.

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Orlando Magic vs. Brooklyn Nets

 

The Orlando Magic (19-17) will be hosted by the Brooklyn Nets (10-25) at the Barclays Center on Friday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition.  Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $10K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball

 

Starting Lineup The slumping Magic were 9-6 in November and 10-5 in December, now find themselves win less in 2016 and on a four-game skid. The team had a forgettable home court performance on Wednesday night, falling 96-86 to the Indiana Pacers in an important Eastern Conference match-up. Victor Oladipo led in scoring with 20 points, going 4-for-7 from long range. Oladipo has served his team well since being promoted off the bench to starting point guard earlier in the week. Nikola Vucevic added 17 points, while Evan Fournier put up 13. Elfrid Payton (ankle) has missed two consecutive games for the team and is listed as questionable for Friday’s contest. Orlando’s current losing streak is its longest slide of their 2015-16 campaign.

 

The Nets were handed their eighth straight defeat at Barclays Center on Wednesday, losing 91-74 to the Toronto Raptors to fall to 6-12 at home. Brook Lopez led the team in scoring, as usual, with another double-double on 24 points and 13 boards. Bojan Bogdanovich had 12 points and Thaddeus Young contributed 11 points and 7 rebounds in a game that saw Brooklyn shoot only 39.7% from the field and connect on five three-point attempts. The 74-point effort was typical of the team’s insipid offense this season, where the rank third-worst in the league, putting up an average of 96.4 points per game. The team faces tough competition in the coming days on the road against Detroit and hosting San Antonio.

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Indiana Pacers vs. Orlando Magic

 

The Indiana Pacers (19-15) will be hosted by the Orlando Magic (19-16) on Wednesday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition.  Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $10K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball site

Fantasy basketballLosers of three of their last four games, the Pacers look to amend their struggles against another slipping Eastern Conference club in the Magic on Wednesday. This after falling in overtime at the Miami Heat on Monday night, 103-100. The team squandered an 18-point lead in the loss, one that saw Paul George lead Indiana in scoring with 32 points. George also made 5 of 8 shots from beyond the arc, accounting for more than half of the team’s eight triples in the game. Monta Ellis added 17 points as the Pacers are now 2.5 games behind the second-place Chicago Bulls in the Central Division. Indiana have bested Orlando in nine of their last ten meetings.

After a 10-5 December, the Magic find themselves winless in 2016, with an 0-3 record so far this month. All losses have come on the road, the most recent a Monday night blowout at the hands of the Detroit Pistons, 115-89. Victor Oladipo started for the team and led in scoring with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Nikola Vucevic went 8-for-15 from the paint for his 16 points, but it was the lack of contribution from their teammates that ultimately doomed Orlando. In 26 minutes played, Evan Fournier scored no points, going 0-for-6 from the field and 0-for-4 from long range. The Magic fare better at home, where they are 12-6, and host five of their next seven games.

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The Orlando Magic (19-15) will face the Detroit Pistons (18-16) at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit. Dominate your competitions with our free to use RotoPicker tool, create the winning fantasy NBA contest lineups for Fanpicks.com

The Orlando Magic look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 100.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 98.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 16.8 points and 8.5 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 14.3 points and 2.6 assists. Tobias Harris is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and Victor Oladipo is dishing 3.9 assists. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.4 turnovers per game. The Orlando Magic have split their last 10 road games.

The Detroit Pistons look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 100.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 99.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 19.9 points and 6.4 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 18.1 points and 16.1 rebounds. Marcus Morris is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is dishing two assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. The Pistons are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.9 turnovers per game. The Detroit Pistons have won seven of their last 10 home games.

The Magic are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pistons are 26-10-1 ATS in their last 37 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The Magic are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Detroit.

Expected Starting Lineups (not confirmed):

Orlando Magic

PG: Elfrid Payton
SG: Evan Fournier
SF: Tobias Harris
PF: Channing Frye
C: Nikola Vucevic

Detroit Pistons

PG: Reggie Jackson
SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF: Marcus Morris
PF: Ersan Ilyasova
C: Andre Drummond

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