Sunday, February 28, 2016
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Sunday, February 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Orlando as 10.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 212.5.
The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 8-50 and a road record of 3-27. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -10.6 as they are averaging 95.8 points per game while giving up 106.4 per contest. Philadelphia is 1-10 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 2-32. They are 1-9 in their last 10 games. The Magic have an overall record of 25-32 and a home record of 15-15. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.3 points per game and surrendering 101.8, good for a point differential of -1.6. Orlando has a division record of 3-8 and a conference record of 14-21. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Jahlil Okafor comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Nerlens Noel averages 10.8 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Nikola Vucevic averages 17.5 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Victor Oladipo averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Philadelphia averages 95.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 17.8 per game. The 76ers allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Orlando averages 100.3 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 16th with 14.6 per game. The Magic allow 101.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Magic force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The 76ers average 95 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 100 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -10.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -12.7 per contest. The 76ers have an offensive rating of 97.4 and a defensive rating of 108.1. In terms of pace they average 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Magic score 101.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 111 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -6.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.5 points per game. The Magic rating on offense is 103.9 and they have a defensive rating of 105.5. They get 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Orlando turns the ball over on 13.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 26-31-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 30-27-1 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 31-25-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 29-28-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
02/26/16 C Nerlens Noel Knee injured last game, "?"
Orlando Magic Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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