Magic vs. 76ers - 1/20/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (5-38) at Orlando Magic (20-20)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, FSFL
The Philadelphia 76ers and Orlando Magic play Wednesday night at the Amway Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers need a nice win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 94.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 46 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.5 points and 7.4 rebounds while Ish Smith is averaging 16.8 points and 8.3 assists. Robert Covington is dishing 1.6 assists and Nerlens Noel is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 67.5 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 14.5 turnovers per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost 10 of their last 12 road games. Nik Stauskas is questionable with a shoulder injury.
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The Orlando Magic also need a victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 98.6 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 98.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 16.9 points and 8.4 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 13.8 points and 2.4 assists. Tobias Harris is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and Elfrid Payton is dishing 5.8 assists. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game. The Orlando Magic have lost four of their last six home games. Victor Oladipo is questionable with a knee injury.
The 76ers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southeast and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Magic are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Atlantic and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The 76ers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Orlando and 7-19 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall.
The Magic are in a nasty slump right now and have had trouble covering. Meanwhile, the 76ers are competiing despite coming up short. I'll take the points here.