The Philadelphia 76ers and Orlando Magic meet Friday in NBA action at the Amway Center. The Philadelphia 76ers have won 5 of their last 8 games. The Orlando Magic have lost 4 of their last 5 games.
The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 108.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 32.3 points and 4.6 assists, while Tyrese Maxey is averaging 22.9 points and 4.4 assists. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Tobias Harris is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game.
The Orlando Magic are averaging 109.5 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 113.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 23.5 points and 3.6 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 19.3 points and 4.3 rebounds. Wendall Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Cole Anthony is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.
The 76ers are 6-16-1 ATS in their last 23 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Magic are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games. The under is 24-8-1 in 76ers last 33 Friday games. The under is 5-2 in Magic last 7 overall. The 76ers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Orlando and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers are without a lot of key players, and it's why this line is what it is. However, I'm still not backing the Magic in the favorite role. The Orlando Magic have won just 5 of their first 18 games, and they're losing their last 5 games by an average of 9.2 points. The Magic aren't often favored, and they're being outscored by an average of 7 points when they are. Yeah… Give me the 76ers and the points.