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Line favors 76ers over Magic

The struggling 76ers will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Magic at Wells Fargo Center in NBA wagering action.

Surprising for some is the fact they opened s 5-point favorites.

Still, Orlando is 8-2 SU and ATS in their past 10 meetings with Philly. And five of the past six meetings played UNDER, a possibilitity here since the 76ers boast the NBA's best home defense.
The 76ers are 29-25 so far on the season, and 28-26 ATS vs. the number. The Magic, meanwhile, are 32-23 and 28-27 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Philadelphia go 22-32 and the Magic go 29-25-1 on the totals.

View Orlando vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the 76ers installed as 4.5-point favorites in this particular matchup at 5Dimes The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 180.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 9-rated Magic taking on the No. 3-rated 76ers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 97-93 win for the 76ers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Magic rank No. 13 in the league with 42.4 per game. That compares with Philadelphia’s No. 9 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Philadelphia is the NBA’s No. 23-ranked team at 5.4 per game, while the Magic rate No. 1 with 10.2 per contest.

Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 93.7 points per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.

Orlando lost its last outing, a 96-80 result against the Knicks on April 5. The Magic failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 176 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Orlando got 16 points from Jason Richardson but lost anyway 96-80 against the Knicks on Thursday at Amway Center.

Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 99-78 result against the Raptors on April 4. The 76ers failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite, while the 177 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The 76ers were blown out by Toronto on Wednesday, losing by a 99-78 final at Wells Fargo Center in basketball betting action.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 8-2
After playing New York are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 2-8
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

 

A few Magic at 76ers trends to consider:
Orlando is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Orlando is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Philadelphia's last 23 games at home
Philadelphia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Orlando home to Detroit, Monday, April 9
Philadelphia at Boston, Sunday, April 8

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