Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction 4/12/2024

The Orlando Magic (46-34) travel to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers (45-35) on Friday, April 12th. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and televised on NBCS. The 76ers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Magic are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pistons. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Magic Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Orlando’s most recently played the Bucks and lost with a final score of 117-99. Despite trailing at halftime by a score of 64-50, the Magic picked up the win.

As they prepare to face the 76ers, the Magic are looking to build on their above .500 record of 46-34. In the Eastern Conference, they are 5th overall while leading the Southeast division.

Against the spread, Orlando are currently above .500, at 50-30 ATS. During this season, Orlando has a 25-12 record against the spread as favorites and 25-18 as underdogs.

The 76ers Are Coming Off A Win

The 76ers picked up a win over the Pistons in their latest game, finishing with a score of 120-102. At the beginning of the second half, the 76ers were leading 64-52.

Heading into today’s game, the 76ers are 45-35 overall and have won six straight. They currently rank 7th in the Eastern Conference and are 3rd in the Atlantic Division.

Philadelphia has an overall ATS record of 47-32 as they come into today’s game. Philadelphia has covered the spread in five consecutive road games, while maintaining an ATS record of 25-16 on the road as opposed to 22-16 at home.

Magic Offense Breakdown

Orlando has recorded an average of 110.4 points per game (25th) throughout 80 games games.

Orlando has struggled to score on the road this season, averaging just 108.2 points per game (26th). Overall, they are 25th in scoring at 110.4 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Magic are 14th in the league at 47%. However, they are last in three-point shooting at just 35%.

When it comes to pace, Orlando is 26th in the NBA at 96.6 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 28th with 24.6 per contest. In terms of offensive rebounds, the Magic are 15th in the league.

So far this season, Orlando has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 35% of their games. They have also scored less than their own average in their last two contests and have seen a decrease in scoring in their last four games.

76ers Offense Breakdown

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Philadelphia has recorded an average of 114.6 points per game (15th) throughout 80 games games.

Heading into the game, the 76ers are 15th in the league in scoring at 114.6 points per game. At home, they are averaging 115.4 points per game.

So far this season, the 76ers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 47.5% of their games. Overall, they are 22nd in field goal percentage at 46%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the 76ers are 19th in the league at 36%. They are also 19th in pace at 97.2 possessions per game.

Magic Team Defense

This season, the Magic defense has been impressive, holding the 3rd position in the league while permitting an average of 108.5 points per contest. So far this season, the Magic’s defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 8th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 22.1 times per game vs. Orlando.

76ers Team Defense

At this time, the 76ers’ defense is positioned 9th in the NBA, permitting 111.8 points per game. Inside the arc, the 76ers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.4% and 35.5% from three-point territory.

Key Players For The Magic And 76ers

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Paolo Banchero will be the primary scorer for the Magic, with 23 points and going 8/18 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 22.5 points per game, in addition to 6.8 rebounds.

As for Philadelphia, Joel Embiid is projected to be the primary scorer for the 76ers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 34, and adding 11 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 53.1%, and he is contributing 34.8 points per game on average.

Magic vs 76ers Trends

  • Across their three previous road games, Orlando has an ATS mark of 0-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-3 while averaging 106 points per game.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Philadelphia has an ATS mark of 7-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 5-5 while averaging 112 points per game.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Magic have a straight up record of 4-6. But, their mark vs the spread was just 5-5.
  • The 76ers have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 3-0 straight up and 3-0 against the spread.

Magic vs 76ers Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this 76ers vs. Magic matchup, our bet is to grab the Magic at +7.5. Even though our projections have the 76ers winning 108-106, we see the Magic as the play on the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 212.5 and given that our model is projecting 214 points between the teams, we like the over.

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

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