NBA odds preview - Magic vs. 76ers
Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Tuesday when the 76ers try to run the Magic off the court at Wells Fargo Center in pro hoops action.
Philadelphia battles the Magic, currently with a 15-41 mark (24-32 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 28-26 for the 76ers and 30-25-1 for the Magic. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Magic listed as 11.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 189 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 26-rated Magic taking on the No. 23-rated 76ers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 92-89 win for the 76ers on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Philadelphia's No. 19-rated squad against Orlando's No. 13-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Philadelphia rates No. 22 in the league with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 20 with 6.4 per outing.
Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 15-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.4 points per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Orlando, they were a 118-94 loser as they battled the Cavaliers at home. The Magic failed to cover in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 212 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Orlando was run off the court by the Cavaliers on Saturday as Cleveland blasted them 118-94 at Amway Center.
The 76ers were a 99-93 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Knicks. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (192) made winners of OVER bettors. The 76ers got a terrific 30-point performance from Jrue Holiday but New York handed them a 99-93 defeat on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Sacramento are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a loss are 1-9
Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing New York are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Magic at 76ers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Orlando is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Orlando's last 9 games when playing Philadelphia
Orlando is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games
Orlando home to Sacramento, Wednesday, February 27
Philadelphia at Chicago, Thursday, February 28