Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic - 12/2/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (6-11) 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 travel to the Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers tonight.
The Magic have lost five of their last six games and they'll be looking to bounce back after last night's 95-94 loss to the Grizzlies. Evan Fournier led the team with 28 points, Nikola Vucevic added 18 points while Jeff Green had 14 points as the Magic blew a 13-point lead in the final 6:00 of the game to fall to 7-11 overall and 3-5 on the road. Elfrid Payton shot just one of eight for his three points in 29 minutes off the bench while Aaron Gordon added just eight points for his eight points.
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Meanwhile, the Sixers will be looking to avoid a fifth straight loss tonight after falling at Toronto in a 122-95 loss to the Raptors on Monday. Robert Covington broke out of a slump with 20 points, Jahlil Okafor added 15 points while Sergio Rodriguez chipped in with 11 points and seven assists as the Sixers lost to the Raptors for the 13th straight meeting. Joel Embiid was rested for the game as it was the second night of a back-to-back set, but he is expected to play his full allotment tonight as the Sixers' Wednesday game against the Sixers was postponed due to condensation on the court.
Looking at the betting trends, the Magic are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record, while the Sixers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games and 6-1 ATS in their last seven against a team with a losing record.
Head to head, the Magic are 21-8 ATS in the last 29 meetings overall and 12-3 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Philadelphia.
The Magic were in need of a win last night but just couldn't get it done against the Grizzlies so while the Sixers have been anything but consistent, they haven't played since Monday and should be good enough to get the win behind another big game from Embiid.