76ers vs. Magic - 2/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (24-30) at Philadelphia 76ers (8-47)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +5 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, CSN
The Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers meet Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Orlando Magic could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 99.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 17.2 points and 9.1 rebounds while Brandon Jennings is averaging 15 points and 5.5 assists. Victor Oladipo is dishing 4.1 assists and Evan Fournier is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost six of their last seven road games.
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The Philadelphia 76ers also need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 95.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.4 points and 7.3 rebounds while Ish Smith is averaging 14.6 points and 7.6 assists. Robert Covington is dishing 1.4 assists and Nerlens Noel is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost nine of their last 12 home games. Nik Stauskas is questionable with a shin injury.
The Magic are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The 76ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Magic are 23-9 ATS in the last 32 meetings in Philadelphia and 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings overall.
The Magic are still a talented team that actually wants to make the playoffs. The 76ers? They've been in full tank mode since November and probably don't have the horses to hang with this motivated Orlando squad. Give me the road team and reasonable number.