Magic visit 76ers in NBA clash

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goal for Orlando when they hit take on the 76ers on Wednesday in pro hoops betting action.

The 76ers are 24-27 so far on the season, and 32-18-1 ATS vs. the number. The Magic, meanwhile, are 33-20 and 22-29-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Philadelphia go 25-26 and the Magic go 23-27-3 on the totals.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Magic before tip-off in this one will find them as 2-point favorites, while the total sits at 197.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 10 (76ers) and the No. 3 (Magic) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 103-99 result in favor of the Magic is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Magic rank No. 5 in the league with 43.5 per game. That compares with Philadelphia’s No. 15 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Philadelphia is the NBA’s No. 26-ranked team at 5.2 per game, while the Magic rate No. 1 with 9.4 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Magic own the league's No. 8-rated mark, allowing 97.3 points per game when on the road. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in home scoring.

Orlando was a 101-85 Sportsbook in its last match at home against the Clippers. They covered the 9.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 186 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Orlando got 22 points and 20 rebounds from Dwight Howard en route to a 101-85 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday at Amway Center.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 117-83 Sportsbook as they battled the Hawks on the road. The 76ers covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 200 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The battle between the 76ers and Hawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Atlanta was handed a 117-83 defeat on Tuesday at Philips Arena.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing New Orleans are 8-2
After playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Magic at 76ers trends to consider:
Orlando is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Philadelphia
Orlando is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
Orlando is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing Orlando

Next up:
Orlando home to New Orleans, Friday, February 11
Philadelphia home to San Antonio, Friday, February 11

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