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NBA 76ers vs Orlando Magic Prediction 12/27/2023

The Philadelphia 76ers (20-9) travel to face off against the Orlando Magic (18-11) on Wednesday, December 27th. This game will be played at Kia Center. The Magic are coming off a win in their previous game, while the 76ers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wizards. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

76ers vs Magic

The 76ers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The 76ers’ most recent game versus the Heat saw Tobias Harris lead the 76ers with 27 points while shooting 10/18 from the field. Kelly Oubre Jr. put up 25 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Philadelphia ended up losing the game with a final score of 119-113.

When playing teams from the Eastern Conference, the 76ers have gone 15-7 and have gone 5-2 in non-conference games. The 76ers are 20-9 overall and are 2-1 in their last three games.

Philadelphia arrives with an ATS record of 21-8 for the season up to this point. On the road, the 76ers have an ATS record of 9-4 compared to a 12-4 record vs. the spread at home.

The Magic Are Coming Off A Win

The Magic beat the Wizards in their most recent game, ending with a score of 127-119. The Magic were leading the game going into the second half 63-60.

Entering today’s action, the Magic have a record of 18-11 overall and are 2-1 in their last three games. On the road, the Magic are 7-8 compared to their 11-3 home record.

Orlando has an overall ATS record of 20-9 as they come into today’s game. Orlando has covered the spread in three straight road games and are 9-6 ATS on the road compared to 11-3 at home.

76ers Offense Breakdown

The 76ers come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 122 points per game (4th). So far, the 76ers are averaging 99.3 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Even though they have preferred to slow the game down, the Philadelphia offense is the 20th ranked team in made field goals per game.

Magic Offense Breakdown

The Magic come into today’s game as the 18th ranked scoring offense at 113.6 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Magic are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 99.3 per contest. Although the team tends to play at a more deliberate pace, they are currently one of the more efficient shooting teams, connecting on field goal attempts at a rate of 12th%.

76ers Team Defense

At present, the 76ers’ defense is ranked 6, allowing 111.2 points per game.

On two point field goal attempts, the 76ers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 53.4% and allowing 34.3% from beyond the arc.

orlando magicMagic Team Defense

So far, the Magic’s defense is ranked 5 in the league at 110.7 points per contest.

In the terms of takeaways, Magic are causing 14 turnovers per game, ranking 22nd in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 12th in rejections, averaging 5.5 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The 76ers And Magic

In today’s game, we anticipate Tyrese Maxey leading the scoring for the 76ers, contributing 20 points while shooting 7/16 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 25.9 points per game, in addition to 3.8 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Paolo Banchero to be the top scorer for the Magic. Our projection has him finishing the game with 18, and he is expected to secure 6 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 46.9%, and he is contributing 21.3 points per game on average.

76ers vs Magic Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Philadelphia has an ATS record of 7-3 while averaging 121 per game. The team went 6-4 overall in these games.
  • The Magic are 3-0 ATS in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • Going back to their last five games as the underdog, the 76ers have a straight up record of 1-4. But, their mark vs the spread was just 2-3.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Magic have a strong straight up record of 4-1. In addition, their ATS record was 3-2 in these scenarios.


76ers vs Magic Prediction


As the underdogs with a spread of +3, we recommend going with the 76ers on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 225, and our model projects the 76ers and Magic to reach a combined total of 218 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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