Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 5/16/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Wells Fargo Center is the site where and the Philadelphia 76ers (48-23) will take on the Orlando Magic (21-50) on Sunday.
The Orlando Magic played the Philadelphia 76ers and ended up losing by a score of 122-97 in their last contest. Orlando wrapped up the game having earned a 39.8% FG percentage (33 of 83) and converted 10 out of their 30 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Magic made 21 of 28 tries for a rate of 75.0%. When it comes to grabbing boards, they collected 44 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 21 assists for the game while forcing 8 turnovers and having 4 steals. In reference to defense, Orlando allowed the other team to shoot 47.3% from the field on 44 of 93 shooting. Philadelphia totaled 35 assists and had 9 steals in this matchup. On top of that, Philadelphia had 46 boards (10 offensive, 36 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Philadelphia walked away from this one shooting 94.7% at the free throw line by making 18 of 19 attempts. They also converted 16 out of their 34 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Cole Anthony is a player who came through for the game. He ended up scoring 11 points on 4 out of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 20:33 mins and pulled down 5 rebounds. Anthony ended up going 44.4% from the field and dished out 3 dimes. Someone else that was a major factor in the matchup for the Magic was Moritz Wagner. He pulled down 3 rebounds in 16:30 min on the court. He finished 40.0% from the field in this contest by connecting on 2-of-5 (8 points). When the final whistle was blown, Wagner went home without an assist.
Orlando heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 21-50 for the season. They turn the ball over 12.8 times per contest and as a group they are committing 17.1 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Orlando is snagging 45.4 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 1,548 dimes on the season, which ranks 28th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Magic are shooting 34.2% on shots from beyond the arc (774 of 2,260) and 77.3% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 103.8 points per contest (29th in the NBA) while going 42.8% from the field. On the defensive end, the Magic are able to force 12.7 turnovers per game and they draw 18.5 personal fouls. They are ranked 26th in basketball in giving up assists with 1,839 conceded so far this year. The Magic defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 47.0% (905 of 1,316) and they surrender 47.5 boards per game as a basketball team. They concede 37.1% on 3-point attempts and they are 20th in the league in PPG allowed (113.1).
The last time they took the court, the Philadelphia 76ers went home victorious with a score of 122-97 when they faced the Orlando Magic. The 76ers were able to snag 36 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 46 in the matchup. They coughed up the ball 8 times, while getting 9 steals in the game. The Magic committed 15 fouls for the contest which took the 76ers to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to convert 18 of those for a percentage of 94.7%. In the matter of shots from downtown, Philadelphia converted 16 of 34 attempts (47.1%). When all was said and done, the 76ers finished shooting 44 out of 93 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.3%. The 76ers permitted the Magic to make 33 of their 83 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 39.8% for the game. They finished 33.3% from 3-point land by hitting 10 out of 30 and ended up shooting 21 out of 28 from the free throw line (75.0%). In the matter of rebounding, Philadelphia permitted Orlando to get 44 in all (10 on the offensive glass).
Seth Curry ended up having an impact for the 76ers for the game. He converted 7 of 9 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 77.8%, and accounted for 3 rebounds. Curry earned 20 points in his 23:08 minutes of playing time and earned 2 assists for this game. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Philadelphia was Ben Simmons. He came away with 9 assists in his 26:27 mins played, and he knocked down 5 out of 8 from the floor. Simmons ended up shooting 62.5% from the field as well as earning 13 points and 4 boards.
Philadelphia has a record of 48-23 on the year. Philadelphia has earned 8,054 pts so far this year (113.4 per contest) and they collect 45.1 rebounds per contest. The 76ers have committed 20.1 fouls every game and they connect on 76.8% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the 76ers are hitting on 47.6% from the field, which is ranked 9th in basketball. They are assisting teammates 23.5 times per contest (24th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 14.5 times per contest. The 76ers on the defensive side of the court are 6th in the league in points allowed per contest with 107.9. They are forcing their opponents into 15.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.3% from the field (4th in the NBA). The Philadelphia defense gives up 36.0% on shots from 3-point land (847 of 2,350) and their opponents are connecting on 76.2% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 23.5 assists and 42.9 total rebounds per game, which is 5th and 10th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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