Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic - 12/27/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Orlando Magic
Date: Friday, December 27, 2019
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia -3.5
Tobias Harris and the Philadelphia 76ers (23-10, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) head to Amway Center on Friday where they'll meet the Orlando Magic (13-17, 2nd in the Southeast Division). Orlando opens this contest as 3.5 point underdogs. The total is set at 209.
The 76ers are covering the spread 50.0% of the time, having gone 15-15-3 ATS. Orlando is covering 42.9% of the time, going 12-16-2 against the spread.
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/22/2019 Matisse Thybulle SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Jan 6
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/23/2019 Michael Carter-Williams PG Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Dec 30
12/1/2019 Al-Farouq Aminu PF Knee Expected to be out until at least Feb 1
Joel Embiid averages 23.3 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 12.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Tobias Harris comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Evan Fournier averages 19.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Jonathan Isaac averages 12.4 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.0 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers allow 105.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.1 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league. Philadelphia averages 110.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 46.2 rebounds per game and 26.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 7th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 15.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic surrender 104.9 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest, and 16th with 45.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game. Orlando is 29th in the league with 103.5 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.5. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game and 22nd in assists per contest with 22.7. The Magic are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.9.
The 76ers are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 105 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. Philadelphia is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 18th in the league.
Orlando is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 15th in the league. The Magic are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 28th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia -3.5
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