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Philadelphia 76ersOrlando Magic
15-44March 02, 2014, 06:00 | Amway Center18-43



NBA betting interest will be piqued on Sunday when the 76ers of Philadelphia hit the hard court against the Magic of Orlando.

The 76ers will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 22-37 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Magic are 25-33-3 ATS. Philadelphia is 30-28-1 against the total, while Orlando is 28-33 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Philadelphia 76ers vs Orlando Magic Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Magic rated this week at No. 27 and the 76ers sitting at No. 30. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 90-85 result in favor of the Magic today.

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Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 122-103 result against the Wizards on March 1. The 76ers failed to cover in that game as a 12-point underdog, while the 225 combined points took the game OVER the total. The 76ers endured a 122-103 loss at the hands of the Wizards on Saturday, despite a 19-point effort from Tony Wroten at Wells Fargo Center.

Orlando lost its last outing, a 112-98 result against the Heat on March 1. The Magic earned a push in that game as a 14-point underdog, while the 210 combined points took the game OVER the total. Orlando got 20 points from Tobias Harris but lost anyway 112-98 against the Heat on Saturday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting 76ers rank No. 11 in the league with 43.93 per game. That compares with Orlando’s No. 20 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Orlando is the NBA’s No. 19-ranked team at 7 per game, while the 76ers rate No. 23 with 6.75 per contest.

A few 76ers at Magic trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 12 games on the road
Philadelphia is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Orlando
Orlando is 2-5-1 SU in its last 8 games
Orlando is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Orlando is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Orlando's last 8 games at home


Next up:
Philadelphia at Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March 4th
Orlando home to Houston, Wednesday, March 5th

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