The Philadelphia 76ers host the Orlando Magic on Wednesday evening in a rematch of a game just 48 hours earlier. Orlando upset Philadelphia on Monday, prevailing 119-109, and the 76ers will aim to return the favor. The 76ers are 32-17 overall and 19-8 at home, while the Magic are 20-31 overall and 7-18 in road games this season. All-NBA center Joel Embiid (foot) is listed as questionable for Philadelphia. Wendell Carter Jr. (foot) is listed as questionable for Orlando, with Jonathan Isaac (knee) ruled out.
Philadelphia is listed as a 9.5-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 230.5 in the latest Magic vs. 76ers odds. Before you make any NBA predictions with the 76ers vs. Magic match-up, you need to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Magic vs. 76ers 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 betting lines and trends for Magic vs. Sixers:
- Magic vs. 76ers spread: 76ers -9.5
- Magic vs. 76ers over/under: 230.5 points
- Magic vs. 76ers money line: 76ers -440, Magic +335
- ORL: The Magic are 13-11-1 against the spread in road games
- PHL: The 76ers are 16-10-1 against the spread in home games
- Magic vs. 76ers picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Magic can cover
Orlando was impressive on Monday, putting together a strong performance in a double-digit road win. Paolo Banchero was the centerpiece of that effort, scoring 29 points and grabbing nine rebounds to fortify his frontrunner status in the NBA Rookie of the Year race. He is averaging 20.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game for the season, and the Magic are above-average in shooting 47.2% from the floor this season.
Orlando is in the top five of the NBA in free throw creation, averaging more than 25 free throws per game, and the Magic created real havoc on defense on Monday. Orlando is elite in 3-point defense this season, holding opponents to 34.8% shooting. The Magic are above-average in points allowed in the paint, defensive rebound rate, second-chance points allowed, and free throw prevention, with Philadelphia landing in the bottom five of the league in offensive rebound rate.
Why the 76ers can cover
Philadelphia's defense is exceptionally effective, giving up only 111.6 points per 100 possessions this season. That ranks in the top eight of the NBA, and the 76ers are No. 2 in 3-point shooting allowed at 34.7%. Philadelphia is in the top eight in points allowed in the paint (48.4 per game) and steals (8.0 per game), with a top-10 mark in assists allowed (24.1 per game). Orlando has ball security issues, committing a turnover on more than 15% of offensive possessions, and the Magic generate fewer than 23 assists per game.
On the other end, Philadelphia has a 120.7 offensive rating in the last 15 games, leading to a 12-3 record, and the 76ers are scoring more than 1.15 points per possession for the season. Philadelphia is a top-five team in shooting efficiency, including 48.3% from the field and 38.4% from 3-point range, and the 76ers take advantage of the free throw line. The 76ers generate more than 24 attempts per game and shoot 82.5% from the charity stripe, a top-three mark in the league this season.
How to make Magic vs. 76ers picks
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