The Philadelphia 76ers put the NBA's longest active winning streak on the line on Monday evening. The 76ers host the Orlando Magic for an Eastern Conference matchup at Wells Fargo Center. Philadelphia is 32-16 overall after seven straight wins, with Orlando entering at 19-31 this season. Joel Embiid (foot) is listed as questionable for Philadelphia.
Caesars Sportsbook lists Philadelphia as a 9-point home favorite, and tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. The total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, or the over/under, is 230 in the latest Magic vs. 76ers odds. Before you make any NBA predictions with the 76ers vs. Magic match-up, you'll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Sixers vs. Magic and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Magic vs. Sixers:
- 76ers vs. Magic spread: 76ers -9
- 76ers vs. Magic over/under: 230 points
- 76ers vs. Magic money line: 76ers -420, Magic +320
- ORL: The Magic are 12-11-1 against the spread in road games
- PHI: The 76ers are 16-9-1 against the spread in home games
- 76ers vs. Magic picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Magic can cover
Orlando is young and talented, headlined by the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft in Paolo Banchero. Banchero is the frontrunner for NBA Rookie of the Year honors, and he is averaging 20.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. With Banchero, Franz Wagner, and others in the mix, Orlando is also creating more than 25 free throw attempts per game and making 47.4% of field goal attempts.
On defense, the Magic are in the top five of the NBA in 3-point percentage allowed (34.8%) and in the top 10 in points allowed in the paint (48.2 per game) and second-chance points allowed (13.3 per game). Orlando is securing more than 72% of available defensive rebounds, and Philadelphia is in the bottom five of the NBA with a 25.2% offensive rebound rate this season.
Why the 76ers can cover
Philadelphia has an elite offense, scoring 115.7 points per 100 possessions this season. That ranks in the top five of the NBA, and the 76ers are also in the top five in overall shooting efficiency, making 48.3% of field goal attempts, 38.5% of 3-point attempts, and 82.6% of free throw attempts. Philadelphia is scoring 1.22 points per possession in the last 14 games, zooming to a 12-2 record, and the 76ers are 2-0 against Orlando this season, winning by an average of 19 points per contest.
The 76ers also have the superior defense on paper, with top-eight marks in defensive rating (111.6), 3-point percentage allowed (34.6%), points allowed in the paint (48.3 per game) and turnovers created (15.4 per game). Orlando is in the bottom five of the NBA in turnover rate (15.4%) on offense, and the Magic produce fewer than 23 assists per game.
How to make Magic vs. 76ers picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 225 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 60% of the time. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
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