Orlando Magic at Philadelphia 76ers - 12/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (7-11) at Philadelphia 76ers (4-14)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -2 -- Over/Under: 196 See the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers clash Friday night in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Orlando Magic look for a bounce back victory after losing five of their last six games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 92.3 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 98 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Evan Fournier is averaging 17.3 points and 3.4 assists while Serge Ibaka is averaging 14.6 points and 6.7 rebounds. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Elfrid Payton is dishing 5.3 assists. The Orlando Magic are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost four of their last six road games.
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The Philadelphia 76ers also need a bounce back victory that would snap a four-game losing streak. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 97.9 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 18.2 points and 7.8 rebounds while Ersan Ilyasova is averaging 13 points and 1.5 assists. Jerryd Bayless is the third double-digit scorer and Jahlil Okafor is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have split their last six home games.
The Magic are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 vs. NBA Atlantic. The 76ers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The Magic are 12-3 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Philadelphia and 21-8 ATS in the last 29 meetings overall.
The Philadelphia 76ers actually look like a decent NBA team when playing at home, and they've had plenty of rest with their game against the Kings being postponed. Meanwhile, the Magic continue to pile up the losses and are on the end of a back-to-back and are fresh off a tough loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. The 76ers should win this game at home.