The Philadelphia 76ers (26-13) travel to face off against the Orlando Magic (22-19) on Friday, January 19th. This game will be played at Kia Center in Orlando 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 Nuggets. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
76ers vs Magic
The 76ers Are Coming Off A Win
In their most recent game, the 76ers took down the Nuggets by a score of 126-121. Not only did the 76ers win this game straight-up, but they also covered the spread as -2 point favorites. The over/under line heading into this matchup was 232.5 points in which the two teams surpassed.
Coming into today’s game against the Magic, the 76ers are looking to stay above .500. Their overall record is 26-13, including a 17-10 mark against other Eastern Conference teams and a 9-3 record in non-conference games.
The 76ers have covered the spread successfully in their previous three games and maintain an overall ATS record of 27-12. Currently, the 76ers have a three game ATS win streak when they are favored, and they are 4-5 against the spread as underdogs.
The Magic Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their latest game against the Hawks, Paolo Banchero was the top scorer for the Magic’s offense, scoring 26 points and shooting 8/25 from the field. Wendell Carter Jr. contributed 18 points, but Orlando lost the game 106-104.
In their last three games, the Magic are 1-2 and have an overall record of 22-19. When facing Eastern Conference opponents, the Magic are 16-11 and are 6-8 in non-conference games.
Against the spread, Orlando have an above .500 record vs. the spread sitting at 27-14 ATS. The Magic currently have a two game ATS win streak as the underdog and are 9-3 vs. the spread as the favorite.
76ers Offense Breakdown
The Philadelphia offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 6th ranked offense at 119.9 points per game.
So far this season, the 76ers are averaging 119.9 points per game, which is 6th in the NBA. On the road, they are scoring 119.2 points per game.
When it comes to pace, Philadelphia is 14th in the league at 99.1 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 13th at 47%. However, the 76ers are just 21st in two-point field goal percentage at 53%.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the 76ers are 13th in three-point percentage at 37%. Overall, they are 10th in true shooting percentage.
Magic Offense Breakdown
Through 41 games games, Orlando is averaging 112 points per game (23rd).
At home, the Magic are averaging 115.7 points per game this season, which is 18th in the NBA. Overall, they are 23rd in scoring at 112 points per game.
When it comes to pace, Orlando is 15th in the league at 99 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 19th in the NBA at 46%.
So far, the Magic have made an average of 10.8 three-pointers per game, which is 29th in the league. However, they are 5th in the NBA in free throws made at 19.8 per game.
76ers Team Defense
In the current season, the 76ers defense has excelled, sitting 9th in the NBA by allowing 111.9 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the 76ers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.9% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 33.7% from downtown.
Magic Team Defense
Currently, the Magic’s defense holds the 6th rank in the NBA, allowing 111.1 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Magic squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.8% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.2% from downtown.
Key Players For The 76ers And Magic
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Joel Embiid is set to be the main scorer for the 76ers, recording 30 points and shooting 10/19 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 35.1 points per game, in addition to 11.6 rebounds.
On the other side, Paolo Banchero is our projected leading scorer for the Magic. We have him ending the game with a team-high 21 and grabbing 7 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 45% and is averaging 22.9 points per contest.
76ers vs Magic Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, Philadelphia has an ATS record of 2-3 while averaging 116 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
- In their last five home games, Orlando has averaged 104 points per game while allowing 106. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 3-2.
- Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Magic have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-1.
- Philadelphia has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five games.
We’re backing the 76ers for a victory, with the projected score at 116-106. Additionally, we favor them to cover the spread, so we recommend placing a bet on the 76ers at -5.5.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 222.5, and our model projects the 76ers and Magic to reach a combined total of 222 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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