Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA game. It will be the first of 4 meetings this season between the Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Life has been tough for the Orlando Magic who have been without their leading scorer Cole Anthony for 10 days now. Without him the team is really struggling on offense and they’ve dropped 6 games in a row and in their last 4 games they’ve failed to crack the 100-point mark. Against the Celtics on Saturday they had all 5 starters score in double figures, however they finished the game with just 92 points in a 13-point defeat. Rookie Jalen Suggs isn’t developing how they thought he would, so far this season he is averaging only 12.1 points per game and is shooting just 33% from the field and 24% from downtown. In games vs the 76ers, the Magic have covered the spread just one time in the last 5 meetings and they are currently on a 7-game road losing streak against Philadelphia.
The 76ers have suffered 2 losses in a row against Minnesota and Golden State. In fact, they’ve dropped 3 of their last 4, however things are about to change for the better as their best player Joel Embiid is finally back after a lengthy layoff due to covid-19. In his first game back, Embiid was a monster with 42 points and 14 rebounds, but the Sixers fell short at home against Minnesota after 2 overtime sessions. Tonight’s game should be a much easier one, considering they’ve beaten the Magic 6 time in the last 10 meetings. Covering the spread has been an issue for Philly for a while now, they’ve done so just 3 times in the last 10 games overall.
Orlando is struggling, but if we look at the last 10 vs Philly they’ve been outscored by less than 4 points per game which means they are able to keep games close. On the road this season the Magic are 6-6 ATS. Philly has covered just 3 times in 9 games at home, asking them to win by 16 here is a bit too much in my opinion. Let’s back Orlando to cover the spread.
Philadelphia 76ers – Orlando Magic Odds
Philadelphia 76ers – Orlando Magic Predictions
Magic +15.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Scoring has been down for both teams lately, the under has landed in 10 of 14 games for the Magic, including in 4 of 5 vs Eastern Conference teams. For Philadelphia the under has been the bet in 4 of 6 games and in their last 5 vs Southeast Division opponents. Head-to-head meetings have also been trending towards the over with 6 of the last 9 cashing on that bet. The Sixers have averaged 106 points per game in their last 3 outings, while Orlando is at 93 per game. With so many players being out, it will be a struggle for the Magic to even reach 100 points in this one. It is encouraging though that they score 9.1 points more in road games than home games this season. Philadelphia currently plays the slowest tempo in the NBA averaging just 96.2 possessions per game. I think we are in for a slower tempo in this game, so let’s back the under.
Under 208.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365