Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic 10/18/14 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (4-1) at Philadelphia 76ers (1-4)
NBA Basketball: Saturday October 18
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -1 Total 197.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia 76ers and the Orlando Magic face off on Saturday in Philly in NBA preseason action.
The Philadelphia 76ers were one of the worst teams in the NBA last season and so far this preseason they aren’t any better going 1-4 through their first five games. We last saw the 76ers in action on Thursday when they were losing on the road in Boston where seven players didn’t even dress including Michael Carter-Williams. The Sixers seem to have more talent with high potential and big question marks than any other team in the NBA with Nerlens Noel and Joel Embid both on the roaster. On Thursday Elliot Williams and Tony Wroten each had 17 points and Henry Sims grabbed 10 rebounds. Arnett Moultrie came off of the bench to score 16 points and grab nine rebounds and Alexey Shved had eight points. While I do see some talent on the roster in Philadelphia, this could be another tough season.
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The Orlando Magic are having a strong preseason winning their last two games to go to 4-1 overall. Their one loss was on the road and 3 of their 5 games have been played on the road. Orlando is coming off of a game against Flamengo where we really didn’t learn much as it was more of a longer look at Magic bench players. Nikola Vicevic scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Aaron Gordon scored 15 points and had nine rebounds. Tobias Harris had 14 points, Luke Ridnour had 11 points, and Willie Green had 11 points. Seth Curry sat out last game and Victor Oladipo is still nursing a sprained MCL.
Philadelphia is 4-0 against the spread following a double-digit home loss and the over is 8-0 following a 76ers loss. Orlando is 4-21-2 against the spread in their last 27 road games and they are 3-0-1 against the spread on Saturday’s.
Philadelphia is favored by a point here but I don’t see it so my play is Orlando.
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