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: Wednesday, February 1st
  • Betting Odds PHI -9, ORL +301 | PHI -380 O/U 230.5

So far, the Magic have put together an overall record of 20-31, while going 29-21-1 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 1-2 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.

The Magic are coming off a 119-109 win over the 76ers. This away win came despite entering the game as the 10 point underdogs. Orlando was able to mount a big second half comeback in large part to a strong 3rd quarter. After trailing at the half by 10 points, they actually went into the final quarter with the lead. In the win, Paolo Banchero led the team in scoring with 29 points on a field goal percentage of 50.0%.

The 76ers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 32-17. So far, the team has gone 27-21-1 against the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 1-2 vs the spread.

In their previous game, the 76ers were favored to win vs the Magic. However, their 119-109 loss gave them both a straight up and ATS defeat. Philadelphia let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. In the loss, Joel Embiid led the team in scoring with 30 points on a field goal percentage of 55.0%.

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. In terms of betting, Philadelphia has an ATS record of 3-2 in the previous 5 matchups vs Orlando. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +8 points per game in favor of the 76ers. In these contests, they averaged a combined 226 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 51 games, the Magic are averaging 111.3 points per contest, placing them 26th 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. If Orlando continues to struggle with their outside shot, they may look to start playing with more pace, as they are currently 19th in the league in possessions per game.

Against the 76ers, the Magic will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 20th in points allowed.

On offense, Franz Wagner leads the Magic in scoring at 19.9 points per game, placing him 58th in the NBA. Overall, Wagner has hit 49.1% 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 10th in points allowed to small-forwards. At 20.7 points per game, Paolo Banchero is the 2nd leading scorer for the Magic. For the season, he is 122nd in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 43.3%.

For the season, the 76ers offensive unit is ranked just 13th in scoring at 114.7 points per contest. So far, the 76ers are averaging 98.2 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. A key aspect of the team’s offensive struggles is the fact that they not only play at a slow pace, but they struggle to score inside. Heading into today’s game, Philadelphia is just 20th in shots made inside the arc.

So far, the 76ers have played well defensively, as they are ranked 8th in the league at 107.33 points per contest.

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 33.6 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 15.2% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 50.3%.

Magic vs 76ers Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Magic +9
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 230.5