Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic PIck-Odds-Prediction 2/26/14
Orlando Magic (17-41) at Philadelphia 76ers (15-42)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +3.5 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic head to the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday to face off against the Sixers.
The Philadelphia 76ers are sitting at 15-42 this season, which even in the horrible east won’t get it done. The Sixers have one of the worst defenses in the league right now, allowing more than 111 points per game. The offense is acceptable, but until the Sixers figure out how to stop someone, this season won’t become any more fun for Sixers fans. Philly dropped their last outing, falling to the Bucks on Monday night 130-110. This loss to the Bucks makes eleven losses in a row for the Sixers.
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The Orlando Magic weren’t expected to do much this season after rebuilding from last year’s disaster. The Magic haven’t done much that is true, but the Magic have shown some fight at times, and this is a young team that is trying to learn and grow. The Magic have dropped five out of their last six heading into Philly on Wednesday, with their latest loss coming on Tuesday night against the Wizards, 115-106 in Washington. This will be the third game in this tough three game road stretch for the Magic.
The Magic have been underperforming on the road lately, going just 7-20 against the spread in their last 27 games away from home. Orlando is also just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games overall and just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games when playing on no rest.
The Sixers are just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games overall, and Philly is 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games against the Southeast division. Philly is also 1-4 against the spread in their last five games against teams with losing records.
I have to take the Magic here. I know this is a tough spot for Orlando as the Magic have really struggled on the road, especially with no rest. I just can’t put any faith in this Sixers team right now, and with a record of 8-21 at home, the Sixers are far from having a strong home court advantage.