Monday, March 20, 2017
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic on Monday, March 20, 2017. The opening line for this game has Orlando as 5 point favorites.
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The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 25-43. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.3 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 25-45. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.0 points per game and surrendering 106.5, good for a point differential of -6.5.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 43-25-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 34-34-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 28-40-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 31-39-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
03/19/17 G Gerald Henderson Hip probable Sunday vs. Boston
03/19/17 G Justin Anderson Illness expected to miss Sunday vs. Boston; doubtful Monday vs. Orlando
03/01/17 C Joel Embiid Knee out for season
02/24/17 F Ben Simmons Knee out for season
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
03/18/17 G Jodie Meeks Thumb is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Philadelphia
Robert Covington comes into this game averaging 12.6 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per night so far this year for the 76ers. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per contest and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Jahlil Okafor averages 12.1 points per game in 23 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Nikola Vucevic averages 14.6 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 65%. Elfrid Payton averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 102.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.32 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 43 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 16.9 per game. The 76ers allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 100 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 43 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 21st with 13.3 per game. The Magic allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Magic force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The 76ers have an offensive rating of 103 and a defensive rating of 108.3. In terms of pace they average 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Magic rating on offense is 103.3 and they have a defensive rating of 110.1. They get 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Orlando turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia +5
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