The Philadelphia 76ers (7-3) will have their hands full against the league’s top scoring defense when they challenge the Orlando Magic (3-7) at Amway Center. The game gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic Betting Prediction
Although the 76ers topped the Cleveland Cavaliers in their last outing, 98-97, they failed to cover as 14-point favorites. The total points for the game (195) were well under the O/U total of 213.5. Philadelphia’s offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest strength over Cleveland. The 76ers had a rate of 23.4 (below their season average of 25.0), while the Cavaliers posted a mark of 20.5. With 27 points on 10-for-20 shooting, Joel Embiid was the game’s leading scorer.
The last time the Magic took the court, they were beaten by the Indiana Pacers, 109-102, despite being 4.5-point favorites. The game’s total points (211) were over the O/U total of 202.5. Indiana’s 26.8 offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest advantage over Orlando, who had a mark of 17.5. The Pacers’ mark was above their season average of 23.1, while the Magic’s was below their season average of 23.3. Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic recorded 18 points and 17 rebounds in the contest.
The offense of Orlando will clash against the elite defense of Philadelphia. The Magic rank 29th in offensive efficiency, while the 76ers are eighth in defensive efficiency. The 76ers figure to have the edge on that side of the ball. Also, the 76ers, who rank fourth in offensive rebounding percentage (24.8 percent), will face a difficult challenge against the Magic, who rank fifth in defensive rebounding percentage (80.4 percent).
Philadelphia heads into the game with records of 7-3 straight up (SU) and 6-3 against the spread (ATS). Matchups involving the 76ers have typically gone over the total (55.6 percent).
Meanwhile, Orlando is 3-7 SU and 3-6-1 ATS. Unlike Philadelphia, Magic games have a tendency to finish under the total (70.0 percent).
After splitting four games last season, this will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. The Magic won the most recent matchup 119-98. The Magic had a much better turnover percentage (6.7 vs. 15.1) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (28.3 vs. 16.2).
76ers vs. Magic Pick
Pick: ATS Winner – Magic
Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS on the road with 4 overs and 2 unders.
Orlando is 2-3-1 ATS at home with 4 unders and 2 overs.
When holding opponents under 100 points, Orlando is 3-1 and Philadelphia is 3-0.
In games where they reach 100 points, the 76ers are 6-2 and the Magic are 1-2.
Orlando ranks fourth in steals allowed per game (6.4) while Philadelphia ranks 21st (9.1).
The 76ers rank first in rebounds allowed per game (39.8) while the Magic rank 13th (46.2).
Orlando ranks second in points allowed in the paint per game (41.8) while Philadelphia ranks 11th (46.4).
The 76ers rank 16th in fast break points per game (12.3) while the Magic rank 25th (10.9).
Philadelphia ranks first in three pointers allowed per game (26.7) while Orlando ranks ninth (32.2).
The 76ers rank first in second chance points allowed per game (9.2) while the Magic rank eighth (12.0).
Orlando ranks second in blocks per game (7.3) while Philadelphia ranks fifth (6.1).
The Magic rank 20th in points off turnovers per game (16.8) while the 76ers rank 23rd in points off turnovers allowed per game (19.1).
Philadelphia ranks second in assists allowed per game (20.2) while Orlando ranks fourth (21.4).
Over its last five contests, Philadelphia is 3-2 ATS with 4 overs and 1 under.
Orlando is 2-2-1 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs over its last five games.
The 76ers have been outscored by an average of 0.2 points in their last five games. On the season, Philadelphia has defeated opponents by an average of 4.4 points.
During their last five games, the Magic have scored an average of 101.4 points per game (3.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 99.0 points per game (0.3 below their season average).