Two Eastern Conference teams with completely different goals for the season are clashing, when the tanking Orlando Magic (21-50), looking to end yet another losing streak, are hosting the playoff bound Philadelphia 76ers (40-30), who want to extend a winning streak of their own and claim the best placement possible in the upcoming postseason.  Philadelphia 76ers vs Orlando Magic Spread and Prediction.

Date/Time:  03-22-2018, 18:00 EDT

Spread: Orlando Magic +7

Total: +212

Magic have a 21-50 record (34-36-1 against the spread) so far this season. Orlando is the second to last team in the Eastern Conference standings. They have lost seven of their last eight matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Raptors with an 86-93 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Aaron Gordon with 18.3 ppg. Gordon adds 8.4 rebounds per game. He is followed by Evan Fournier with 17.8 ppg, while Nikola Vucevic adds 17.2 ppg and a team high 9 rebounds per game. Both Gordon and Fournier are out with injuries.

Sixers have a 40-30 record (38-30-2 against the spread) so far this season and are currently tied with the Pacers on the 4th place of the East. They have four consecutive wins and in their last game they won at home against the Grizzlies with a 119-105 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Joel Embiid with 23.5 ppg, adding a team high 11.2 rebounds per game. He is followed by JJ Redick with 16.6 ppg, while Ben Simmons adds 16.1 ppg, 7.8 rebounds and a team high 7.9 assists per game.

Sixers have won both previous meetings against the Magic earlier this season, both at home and by an average of 15 points. Magic are 14-20 at home so far this season, while Sixers are 17-19 on the road. Sixers are better both offensively, scoring 108.2 ppg to Magic’s 104.4 and defensively, allowing 105.6 ppg to Magic’s 109.1. They also have better percentages both in field goals, shooting with 46.81% to Magic’s 45.76% and in 3-pointers, shooting with 36.71% to Magic’s 35.86%. Sixers lead the league in rebounding, grabbing 46.7 to Magic’s 41.1 and are third-best in assists made, with 26.1 to Magic’s 23.3. Sixers are the absolute favorite against a banged up Magic squad. Vegas odds give them a -7 spread and expect them to beat those odds for the road victory.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Orlando Magic Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers -7 (-112)

Check out my other Free NBA Picks here:

Utah Jazz vs Dallas Mavericks Spread and Prediction

Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans Spread and Prediction

Detroit Pistons vs Houston Rockets Spread and Prediction

Memphis Grizzlies vs Charlotte Hornets Spread and Prediction

Latest NBA Odds and Public Action: Some of the top Vegas and offshore sportsbooks odds are updated in real time and we also provide who the public is on.

Last Minute Handicapping Advice: Check out our extensive library of sports betting tips and advice from professional Vegas handicappers (we also recommend taking the time to look over our handicapping video library), check out daily free sports picks and more NBA picks and predictions.

WagerTalk Text Club is moving to a new provider and you can earn another $10.00 coupon. Just text WAGERTALK to 33222 to get a $10.00 coupon for signing up (plus free picks)!

And Make sure to bookmark all the above!

????Best Bonuses and Places to Wager on the NBA:

Bookmaker: Join today and get a 100% welcome bonus up to $600 (redeem offer)

BetOnline: 100% welcome bonus up to $2,500 (redeem offer)

MyBookie: 50% sign up bonus up to $3,000 (redeem offer)

BetAnySports: 34% Welcome Bonus with ONLY a 5x Rollover (redeem offer)

Philadelphia 76ers vs Orlando Magic Spread and Prediction

Nikos Lagouretos

My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

Nikos Lagouretos has 2066 posts and counting. See all posts by Nikos Lagouretos

Leave a Reply