Check out our free Magic vs 76ers pick and preview for this NBA game in Philadelphia. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Magic vs 76ers NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Orlando Magic at Philadelphia 76ers
- Where: Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center
- Date: Monday, January 30th
- Betting Odds PHI -10, ORL +383 | PHI -523 O/U nan
So far, the Magic have put together an overall record of 19-31, while going 28-21-1 vs the spread. The Magic come into the game in the middle of a 2 game losing streak, losing these matchups by an average of -12.0 points per contest.
Orlando is trying to bounce back from a 128-109 loss to the Bulls. Going into this game, the team was 2 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. In the defeat, Orlando did not outscore the Bulls in a single quarter. Leading the team in scoring was Moritz Wagner, as he contributed 27 points while hitting 72.7% of his shots.
The 76ers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 32-16. So far, the team has gone 27-20-1 against the spread. Philadelphia comes into the game having rattled off 7 straight wins. In these victories, the team has an average scoring margin of 5.0 points per game
The 76ers will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Nuggets by a score of 126-119. Heading into the game, they were 3 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Philadelphia went on to win the game, despite trailing by 15 going into halftime. In the win, Joel Embiid led the team in scoring with 47 points on a field goal percentage of 58.1%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Similar to their season-long average, the Magic averaged 106.5 points per game vs the 76ers. Similar to the Magic, the 76ers scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Orlando, the team averaged 114.0 points per game. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the 76ers have an average scoring margin of +13 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 4-1. Orlando and Philadelphia averaged a combined 225 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 4-1.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 50 games, the Magic are averaging 111.1 points per contest, placing them 27th in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Magic will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.0 made 3’s per game. One area of the team’s offense that has been effective is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are ranked 2nd, with an average of 20.0 made free-throws per game.
On defense, the Magic will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 20th ranked unit in points allowed per game.
On offense, Franz Wagner leads the Magic in scoring at 19.9 points per game, placing him 57th in the NBA. Overall, Wagner has hit 49.2% of his shots while accounting for 17.3% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 9th in points allowed to small-forwards. At 20.5 points per game, Paolo Banchero is the 2nd leading scorer for the Magic. For the season, he is 128th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 43.1%.
The 76ers come into today’s game as the 13th ranked scoring offense at 114.8 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the 76ers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 98.1 per contest. Although the 76ers have a current effective field goal percentage of 55.9%, their below average pace of play is a key factor behind their mediocre scoring numbers.
Against the Magic, the 76ers will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 8th ranked unit at 107.33 points per game.
One situation to keep an eye on leading up the game is the availability of Joel Embiid, as he is currently questionable on the injury report. If he is able to play, the team will have it’s 1-2 punch availble as Embiid leads the team in scoring at 33.8 points per game while Harris is 2nd at 16.3. For the season, Embiid is 5th in the NBA in usage rate and 5th in player efficiency. Behind him, Harris has taken 15.1% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 50.4%.
Magic vs 76ers Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: 76ers -10
- Free Total Prediction: Under nan