Free NBA Pick: 76ers vs Magic NBA Odds
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(25-43) Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic (25-45)
Date: Monday, March 20
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Amway Center – Orlando, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Orlando -5
NBA Betting Total: 211
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Philly and Orlando represent two different types of NBA teams this season. The Sixers entered the year with hopes of ping pong balls and draft positioning but ended up surpassing all expectations. Their brief post-January playoff push has come to a halt with the season-ending announcements of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons (the latter never played a single minute this season after being drafted No. 1 overall last June), but the team is still a step and a half ahead of where anyone expected it to be.
The Magic, on the other hand, had ambitions of making the playoffs this season with new head coach Frank Vogel bringing in a defensive-minded system to complement the defensive presence of Serge Ibaka. Those ambitions proved to be, well, ambitious.
Orlando and Philly face off Monday night at 7:00 p.m. ET.
*All statistics, standings, rankings, records and trends are current as of this writing at 5:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 19, 2017.
Philadelphia enters this contest as the 13th seed out East. It sits a game and a half ahead of the 14th seeded Magic.
That means losing would actually benefit this group in the ultimate chase for draft positioning — but don’t expect this group of young players to toss a game on purpose as they look to prove they belong in this league.
On the season, the Sixers are averaging 102.3 points per night. That number is only good enough for 24th in the league.
Defensively, this group is giving up 107.6 points per contest. That number puts them at 23rd in the league and gives them an average game margin of 5.3 points in favor of their opponents.
The Sixers have won three of their last four games with their only loss coming in impressive fashion (a 106-104 loss to the Golden State Warriors).
Orland enters this contest having won its last outing against the (lowly) Phoenix Suns, 109-103. But overall, this team has struggled, as it lost the four games leading up to that outing and hasn’t won two straight games in 2017.
On the year, Orlando is averaging an even 100 points per night. That number puts them in 29th in the league — one spot out of dead last.
Defensively, the Magic are allowing opponents to score 106.5 points per night. That number is only good enough for 21st in the Association.
NBA Betting Trends:
- 76ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games.
- 76ers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest.
- 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast
- Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Magic are 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Magic are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400
Free Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic NBA Prediction:
The Sixers are not a good team. They’re not playing for anything at this point in the season except ping pong balls, but there’s one thing to consider.
The Magic are just as bad.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Philadelphia +5
The Sixers aren’t going to win this in convincing fashion, and they may even lose on the road. But at plus-5, there’s little reason to think Philly won’t get a win ATS.
This one should be close throughout as two bad teams go to war Monday night.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Orlando Magic 103 – Philadelphia 76ers 101
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