Magic vs. 76ers - 2/28/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (8-50) at Orlando Magic (25-31)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -10.5 -- Over/Under: 211 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, FSFL
The Philadelphia 76ers and Orlando Magic square off Sunday night at the Amway Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers need a win in order to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 95.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.3 points and 7.1 rebounds while Ish Smith is averaging 14.3 points and 7.3 assists. Robert Covington is grabbing 5.8 rebounds and Isaiah Canaan is dishing 1.7 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost five straight road games. Nerlens Noel is questionable with a knee injury.
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The Orlando Magic look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 100.3 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 101.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 17.5 points and 9.1 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 14.6 points and four assists. Evan Fournier is dishing 2.8 assists and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost nine of their last 12 home games.
The 76ers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Magic are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss and 6-14 ATS in their last 20 vs. Eastern Conference. The 76ers are 7-20 ATS in the last 27 meetings.
The Magic continue to show signs of turning things around, and the 76ers continue to be the 76ers and stink up the joint most nights, which includes no covers in their last four games. Hard not to back Orlando at home by double digits.