Orlando Magic vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 3/22/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Orlando Magic vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 3/22/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia 76ers (40-30) at Orlando Magic (21-50)

NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)

The Line: Orlando Magic +7 -- Over/Under: 212.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Philadelphia 76ers and Orlando Magic meet Thursday in NBA action at the Amway Center.

The Philadelphia 76ers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 108.1 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 23.6 points and 11.2 rebounds while Ben Simmons is averaging 16.2 points and 7.9 assists. JJ Redick is the third double-digit scorer and Dario Saric is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won four of their last six road games.

The Orlando Magic could use a feel good victory after losing seven of their last eight games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 104.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 109.1 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Aaron Gordon is averaging 18.2 points and 8.4 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 17.8 points and 2.9 assists. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathon Simmons is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.1 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have split their last six home games.

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The 76ers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast, 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 road games. The Magic are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 vs. Eastern Conference. The 76ers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Orlando, 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

The Philadelphia 76ers are playing some consistent basketball down the stretch as they look to improve their playoff seeding, but they're on the end of a back to back and have proven they can be shaky at times on the road. The Orlando Magic are racking up the losses in impressive fashion, but they have been able to sneak in some home victories here and there and are 17-11 ATS when an underdog of at least seven points. The 76ers are also brutal ATS on the road as of late. There's value with the points here.

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Randy’s Pick Orlando Magic +7

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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