76ers at Magic 3/20/17 - NBA Picks & Predictions
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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic
NBA: 7:00 PM EST
Mar. 20, 2017
Latest Odds : ORL -5.5 Total 211
In Monday night NBA action, the Philadelphia 76ers will visit the Amway Center to face the Orlando Magic. The 76ers have won two straight games and appear to be headed in the right direction for the future. On Sunday, Philadelphia outscored Boston by nine points during the fourth quarter of a 105-99 home victory. The 76ers limited the Celtics to just 40 percent shooting on the afternoon.
Philadelphia F Dario Saric scored a team high 23 points and pulled six rebounds. Robert Covington hit a late go ahead three-pointer and finished with 16 points for the 76ers.
The Orlando Magic have dropped seven of their last ten games overall and are 20 games below .500 overall. The Magic don’t seem to have an organizational plan to get better in the future and could struggle for years to come. On Friday, Orlando snapped a four-game losing streak with a 109-103 road triumph over Phoenix. The Magic held the Suns to 18 points over the final 12 minutes and 44 percent shooting overall.
All five Orlando starters scored in double figures and were led by Evan Fournier with 25 points. Nikola Vucevic contributed 18 points and 17 rebounds for the Magic.
Recent Betting Trends:
76ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games.
Magic are 9-22-1 ATS in their last 32 home games.
Over is 6-2 in 76ers last 8 games playing on 0 days rest.
Under is 13-3 in Magic last 16 home games.
76ers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Orlando.
Free Betting Pick: OVER 211
Philadelphia F/C Jahlil Okafor (knee) and Orlando C Nikola Vucevic (Achilles) are both considered questionable for this matchup. These are the two worst teams in offensive efficiency. However, with nothing to play for I expect a fast tempo and for the score to surpass the total. Final Score Prediction, Orlando Magic win but fall short ATS in high scoring game 113-109.