Orlando Magic at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 2/24/2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Orlando Magic travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 8 point favorites.
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The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 18-40. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.2 as they are averaging 105.7 points per contest while giving up 109.9 per game. The 76ers have an overall mark of 31-25. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.6 points per contest and giving up 105.7, which is a point differential of 1.9.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 28-30-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 26-32-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 31-25-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 29-27-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
02/23/18 F Jonathon Simmons Ankle left last game, is "?" Saturday vs Philadelphia
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/15/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Jonathon Simmons comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Evan Fournier averages 18 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Joel Embiid averages 23.8 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 11.2 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Ben Simmons averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 7.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 105.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.26 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.7 per game. The Magic allow 109.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 9th in the league with 107.6 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.96. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 46.9 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 25.6. The 76ers are 1st in turnovers per game with 17.3. The 76ers surrender 105.7 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 20.9 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 42 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season.
The Magic are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Orlando is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
Philadelphia is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 29th in the league. The 76ers are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia -8
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