Thursday Basketball Betting – Washington at Orlando on TNT

John Wall gets the spotlight on TNT on Thursday night as the Washington Wizards visit the Orlando Magic.

The Magic are favored in NBA basketball betting at Sbg but the Wizards are definitely attracting some interest since they have a future superstar in Wall.

Wall is Ready
There is not much doubt that John Wall is ready to make a huge impact this season.  He was the top pick in the NBA Draft and for good reason. He is going to be a star this season in the NBA and lead the Wizards for a long time to come.  Head coach Flip Saunders said that Wall is composed and ready for his debut on Thursday.  Wall led the team in scoring, assists and minutes played in the preseason.

Arenas Questionable
The Wizards may not have guard Gilbert Arenas on Thursday.  The Wizards have been preparing as if Arenas won’t be in the lineup as Kirk Hinrich has been starting alongside Wall in practice.  The Wizards were going with a three guard lineup a lot of the time when Arenas was healthy. They will probably have to go with Al Thornton at small forward with Arenas out.  It could be that Arenas is a game time decision on Thursday.

Thursday Basketball Betting Trends
The Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The Wizards are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 vs. the Eastern Conference. The Wizards are 8-26 ATS in their last 34 vs. the Southeast. The Wizards are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings against Orlando. The Magic are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games. The Magic are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The Magic are 22-8 against the NBA basketball betting line in their last 30 vs. the Eastern Conference. The Magic are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 home games.

Looking at the Total
The Under is 15-5 in basketball betting in the Wizards last 20 road games. The Under is 6-2 in Orlando’s last 8 overall. The Under is 14-6-2 in Orlando’s last 22 home games. The Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Orlando between the two teams.