NBA Preview and Free Pick: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic
There are four games on the NBA docket tonight. The first game of the evening is a battle of Eastern
Conference squads which are in the thick of the playoff race as the Philadelphia 76ers hit the road to
take on the Orlando Magic.
Date/Time/TV: Mon. March 25, 7:00 PM EST, NBATV
Spread: Philadelphia 76ers -2 (-110)
The 76ers were last in action on Saturday for a road date with the Atlanta Hawks. They were favored
by 7.5 points for that tilt, but the Hawks were able to walk away with a 129-127 upset victory. On the
season, Philadelphia is 47-26 (34-39 ATS).
The Magic have been off since Friday when they welcomed the Memphis Grizzlies to town. They
needed OT to take care of business with a 4-point win as 10.5-point favorites. For the year, Orlando
is 35-38 (37-34-2 ATS).
Philadelphia is in 3rd place in the East, 7.5 games behind the 1st place Milwaukee Bucks. They’re
3.5 games behind the 2nd place Toronto Raptors, and 2.5 games in front of the 4th place Indiana
Pacers. Over the last 10 games, the team is 7-3 (4-6 ATS).
Totals stand at 37-36 on the year with the Over being the correct call for the last five in a row. Joel
Embiid tops the team in scoring and rebounding with 27.5 and 13.8 per game respectively. Ben
Simmons is tops in helpers with 7.8 apg.
Orlando is currently in 9th place in the east, just one game behind the 8th place Miami Heat. The
team is currently riding a four-game winning streak and has been playing well on an overall basis.
For their last 10 outings, the club checks in at 6-4 (4-6 ATS).
On totals, the Magic are 31-42 on the year with the Under coming in for five of the last six. Nikola
Vucevic is the team’s biggest offensive force. He’s averaging 20.7 ppg and 12.1 rpg. D.J. Augustin is
tops in assists with 5-1 per game.
76ers vs. Magic Prediction
These two squads have hooked up three times already this season with Philadelphia holding a 2-1
edge. For the last 10, the 76ers are 6-4 versus the Magic. Totals are 7-3 over that span. The last
meeting took place earlier this month.
Philadelphia was a 4-point favorite for that one, and they walked off the court with 114-106 victory.
The 76ers are the more productive squad on offense, while the Magic are stronger defensively.
Philadelphia gets the nod on rebounding and true shooting percentage, while Orlando has a slightly
The total for this one is set at 76ers -2. They’re the better squad and looking to bounce back from a
disappointing loss. We like them to get the win and cover tonight.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic Pick: Philadelphia 76ers -2 (-110)
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