The Philadelphia 76ers welcome the Orlando Magic to the Wells Fargo Center for a Monday night matchup. The Sixers are 10-10 this season, with the Magic entering at 4-17 overall. Philadelphia is just 4-5 at home, but Orlando is 3-9 on the road in 2021-22. Cole Anthony (ankle) is out for Orlando, with Mo Bamba (back) and Terrence Ross (back) listed as questionable. Ben Simmons (personal) remains out of the lineup for Philadelphia, with Shake Milton (groin) listed as questionable for the 76ers.
Tipoff is at 7 p.m. ET in Philadelphia. Caesars Sportsbook lists Philadelphia as a 14-point favorite at home, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 206.5 in the latest Magic vs. 76ers odds. Before making any 76ers vs. Magic picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Sixers vs. Magic. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Now, here are several NBA odds, betting lines and trends for Magic vs. Sixers:
Magic vs. 76ers spread: 76ers -14Magic vs. 76ers over-under: 206.5 pointsMagic vs. 76ers money line: 76ers -1400, Magic +800ORL: The Magic are 8-13 against the spread this seasonPHI: The 76ers are 10-10 against the spread in the last 20 games
Featured Game | Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic
Why the Magic can cover
The Magic are struggling this season, but Orlando does have strengths to lean on in this matchup. Orlando is very good on the offensive glass, securing 27.6 percent of missed shots, and the Magic are in the top five of the NBA in second-chance points per game (14.6). The Magic are also in the top eight in 3-point attempt rate, and Philadelphia’s defense hasn’t been dominant to this point.
In fact, the 76ers land in the bottom 10 of the NBA in defensive rating, allowing 109.8 points per 100 possessions, and Philadelphia is a bottom-five unit in defensive rebound rate at 70.8 percent. Orlando’s defense is frisky in a few areas, including a top-five mark in points allowed in the paint at 42.9 per game. The Magic are also above-average in blocked shots (4.8 pergame) and fast-break points allowed (12.0 per game) this season.
Why the 76ers can cover
Philadelphia has numerous strengths, but the Sixers can also benefit from Orlando’s struggles this season. The Magic have the worst point differential in the NBA, with opponents out-scoring Orlando by 11.0 points per 100 possessions. Orlando ranks in the bottom four of the league in offensive and defensive rating, with the No. 28 mark in field-goal shooting, the No. 25 mark in 3-point shooting and the No. 24 mark in free-throw shooting. Philadelphia is a top-five team in blocked shots (5.9 per game), with the 76ers landing well above the league average in free-throw prevention.
On offense, the 76ers are elite, scoring 1.11 points per possession, and Philadelphia is in the top quarter of the league in shooting efficiency. The 76ers are very good at creating free-throw attempts and, when they get there, the 76ers are making a blistering 82.1 percent of attempts at the stripe. Philadelphia also takes away transition opportunities by avoiding turnovers, ranking No. 3 in the NBA in committing only 12.7 giveaways per contest.
How to make Sixers vs. Magic picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 207 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
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