76ers vs. Magic Prediction
Can the Philadelphia 76ers continue their recent hot streak tonight when they go on the road to face the Orlando Magic at 7PM ET?
547 Philadelphia 76ers vs. 548 Orlando Magic
Friday, December 27, 2019
7PM ET – Amway Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the 76ers are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Magic. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 210 points. The public betting currently has 83 percent going on the 76ers as a road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
76ers win third straight
After a brief funk, the 76ers have bounced back with three impressive wins over the Wizards, Pistons and Bucks. They are coming off a 121-109 win at home over Milwaukee. The 76ers are 23-10 on the year, 7-8 on the road, 15-15-3 against the spread and 17-15-1 with the over.
Philadelphia is putting up 110.1 points per game on offense this season while shooting 47.4 percent from the field and 36.8 percent from the arc. Defensively, the 76ers are allowing 105 points per game while opponents shoot 45.7 percent against them. Philadelphia is led by Joel Embiid, who is averaging 23.3 points and 12.6 rebounds per contest. Tobias Harris is adding 19.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per contest.
Magic end skid
Orlando put an end to a three-game losing streak on Monday with a 103-95 win over the Chicago Bulls. The Magic are 13-17 on the season, 9-6 at home, 12-16-2 against the spread and 15-14-1 with the over.
The Magic are one of the stronger defensive teams in the league, allowing 104.9 points per game while holding opponents to 45.6 percent shooting. Offensively, Orlando struggles to just 103.5 points per game, while shooting only 43.3 percent as a team. Evan Fournier is leading the team with 19.2 points and 3.2 assists per game, while Nikola Vucevic is adding 17.6 points and 10.9 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The 76ers are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games as a road favorite and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five Friday games.
The Magic are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight home games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last six games as an underdog.
The Magic won the first meeting with Philly on Nov. 13, 112-97, at home. The 76ers have looked great recently, but they now run into a defensive-minded team that may force Philly into being an outside-shooting team and slow the pace of play. The 76ers struggled at Brooklyn and at home with Miami and Dallas, who defended them a little differently. I think Orlando can execute that style of defense at home and give the 76ers some problems.
NBA Prediction: Orlando Magic +2.5