Orlando Magic vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 11/27/13
Philadelphia 76ers (6-9) at Orlando Magic (4-9)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -6.5 -- Over/Under: 208.5 See the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic hope to snap a three-game home skid when they host the Philadelphia 76ers tonight.
The Magic have lost seven of their last nine and were on a four-game skid before they regrouped and took down the Hawks by 109-92 last night. Arron Afflalo continued his great season with a game-high 26 points, Victory Oladipo and Andrew Nicholson added 18 points each and Nikola Vucevic had his usual double-double, but the game was won on the defensive end where the Magic tightened up and held the Hawks to just 39 points in the second half. With the win, Orlando improves to 5-9 on the season and 1-5 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the 76ers have lost five of their last six and are coming off a 106-98 loss against the impressive Pacers. Michael Carter-Williams scored a game-high 29 points with seven steals, while Evan Turner had 21 points and 11 rebounds, but with key contributors like Thaddeus Young, Spencer Hawes and Tony Wroten all absent with injuries, the Sixers struggled from the field and shot just 34.3 percent as a team against the league's best defensive team. Most disappointing was James Anderson who scored 13 points but shot an abysmal four of 18 from the field, including one of 10 from the three point line. With the loss, Philadelphia drop to 6-9 on the season and 1-5 on the road.
In ATS trends, the 76ers are 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games following a loss, while the Magic are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a win of more than 10 points and 0-5 ATS in their last five home games.
Head to head, the 76ers are 3-14 ATS in the last 17 meetings overall and 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings in Orlando.
The Magic looked good in yesterday's win and have a good chance to make it back to back wins as they've beaten the 76ers 20 times in the last 24 meetings, including 10 of 11 at home. Tony Wroten returns to the bench for the 76ers tonight which will be a little bit of a boost, but I got to go with the Magic at home here.