Philadelphia 76ers vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 3/13/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Orlando Magic
Date: Sunday, March 13, 2022
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The Orlando Magic (18-50) will try to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers (40-25) at Amway Center on Sunday.
The 76ers faced off with the Nets and took a loss by a score of 129-100 in their last contest. Philadelphia finished the contest having earned a 32.3% FG percentage (30 out of 93) and made 14 out of their 36 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the 76ers converted 26 of their 30 attempts for a percentage of 86.7%. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they earned 50 with 17 of them being offensive. They also doled out 19 assists in this contest while forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and having 5 steals. When it comes to defense, Philadelphia allowed 56.0% from the floor on 51 out of 91 shooting. Brooklyn distributed 45 dimes and had 29 steals for this contest. In addition, Brooklyn snagged 35 boards (10 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Brooklyn went 52.9% at the charity stripe by making 9 of their 17 attempts. They converted 18 of their 40 attempts from beyond the arc. In regard to fouls, the 76ers ended up finishing with 19 while the Nets accumulated 11 fouls.
Joel Embiid is one guy who was important for the contest. He racked up 27 points on 5 out of 17 shooting. He was on the court for 30 minutes and snagged 12 rebounds. Embiid ended up going 29.4% from the floor and recorded 2 dimes.
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Philadelphia heads into this game with a record of 40-25 for the campaign. They are averaging 108.4 points per game (20th in the league) while shooting 46.1% from the field. The 76ers are shooting 35.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (725 of 2,030) and 81.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Philadelphia is pulling in 42.2 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,501 assists on the campaign, which is 25th in basketball in terms of passing. They are turning it over 12.5 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 19.5 fouls every game.
When they are on the defensive end, the 76ers are forcing 13.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.4 fouls. They are giving up 34.1% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 7th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (106.4). The 76ers defense is giving up a FG percentage of 45.4% (2,559 of 5,640) and they surrender 44.9 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are ranked 3rd in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,507 surrendered on the season.
When they last played, the Magic got the victory with a final of 118-110 against the Timberwolves. Concerning attacking the glass, Orlando permitted Minnesota to snag 32 in all (5 on the offensive glass). They went 33.3% from behind the 3-point line by going 15 of 45 and ended up going 13 of 13 from the free throw line (100.0%). The Magic permitted the Timberwolves to bury 41 of 90 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 45.6% in this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Magic went 40 out of 86 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.5%. Regarding shots from beyond the arc, Orlando buried 16 out of their 40 attempts (40.0%). They were able to make 22 of the free throw tries for a rate of 88.0%. The Timberwolves were called for 9 fouls for the contest which took the Magic to the free throw line for a total of 25 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while earning 4 steals for this contest. The Magic recorded 39 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 49 in the matchup.
Mo Bamba ended up having an impact for the Magic in this contest. He made 10 of 15 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and tallied 12 rebounds. Bamba had 27 points in his 32 minutes on the court, but didn't record an assist.
Orlando has a record of 18-50 this year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Magic are hitting on 43.4% from the field, which ranks them 28th in the league. Orlando has accounted for 7,075 pts for the year (104.0 per game) and they average 44.0 boards per game. They are earning an assist 23.3 times per contest (21st in the league) and they are turning it over 14.6 times per contest. The Magic are committing 19.6 fouls per game and they connect on 79.3% from the free throw line.
The Magic on the defensive side of the court are 19th in basketball in PPG given up with 111.6. They are able to force 13.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.9% from the floor (16th in the NBA). The Orlando defense concedes 36.2% on three-point shots (879 of 2,431) and opponents are connecting on 77.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 24.6 dimes and 46.9 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 17th and 26th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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