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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic - 3/5/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Orlando Magic at Philadelphia 76ers
Date & Time Tuesday March 5, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Line
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -6 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
NSPA, FSFL
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The Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Orlando Magic look for a win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 105.9 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 106.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 20.7 points and 12 rebounds while Aaron Gordon is averaging 15.8 points and 7.4 rebounds. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have won five of their last seven road games.

The Philadelphia 76ers look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 115.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 27.4 points and 13.5 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 21.7 points and 2.7 assists. Jimmy Butler is the third double-digit scorer and JJ Redick is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.9 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have split their last six home games.

The Magic are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The 76ers are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games following a straight up loss and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference. The Magic are 14-5 ATS in the last 19 meetings in Philadelphia and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 4-1 in 76ers last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Magic last 5 overall.

The Orlando Magic have been one of the better teams in the league in the second half of the season, which includes eight covers in their last 11 tries. The Philadelphia 76ers are losing by an average of 1.8 points in their last five games and could be without Embiid and Butler for this contest. The 76ers are also just 8-19 ATS this season when a favorite of less than seven points. The Magic and the free buckets makes the most sense based on the way the Magic have played lately and the injuries on the 76ers side.

Pick:
Orlando Magic +6

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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