Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 2/1/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+10)
The Philadelphia 76ers are hosting the Orlando Magic at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday. Philadelphia opens this contest as 10-point favorites. The total comes in at 228.
The Magic stepped onto the hardwood against the 76ers and went home with a win by a final score of 119-109 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Magic ended up with 16 while the 76ers had 25 fouls. They converted 11 out of their 30 tries from long range. Philadelphia finished shooting 78.3% from the charity stripe by making 18 of 23 attempts. In addition, Philadelphia grabbed 45 boards (8 offensive, 37 defensive) and got 6 blocked shots. Philadelphia dished out 28 assists and had 8 steals in the game. In the matter of defending, Orlando allowed the other team to go 47.1% from the field on 40 of 85 shooting. They also doled out 23 dimes in the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 19 turnovers and earning 11 steals. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they compiled 50 with 15 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Magic knocked down 24 of 30 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. Orlando walked away from the contest with a 42.4% FG percentage (42 of 99) and converted 11 of their 29 3-point shots.
Paolo Banchero is a player who was a factor for the matchup. He finished with 29 points on 11 of 22 shooting. He saw the court for 37 mins and also collected 9 rebounds. Banchero finished the game at 50.0% from the floor and totaled 3 dimes.
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Orlando comes into this matchup with a record of 20-31 for the year. They are losing possession via turnover 15.2 times per game and as a squad they are committing 20.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Orlando is pulling down 42.5 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,162 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 27th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Magic are hitting 35.3% on shots from beyond the arc (559 of 1,583) and 79.1% from the charity stripe. They average 111.3 pts per contest (27th in the league) while shooting 47.2% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Magic are forcing their opponents into 14.1 turnovers every game while drawing 20.2 fouls. They are giving up 34.8% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 17th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (114.5). The Magic defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.5% (2,122 of 4,469) and they concede 42.1 boards per game as a basketball team. They are 23rd in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,325 surrendered on the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the 76ers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 119-109 when they faced the Magic. The 76ers pulled down 37 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 45 for this contest. They also coughed up the ball 19 times, while getting 8 steals for this game. The Magic were called for 16 personal fouls in the game which took the 76ers to the free throw line for 23 shots. They were able to bury 18 of the free throw tries for a rate of 78.3%. When it comes to shots from beyond the arc, Philadelphia made 11 of 30 tries (36.7%). Overall, the 76ers shot 40 out of 85 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.1%. The 76ers allowed the Magic to convert 42 of 99 attempts from the field which had them shooting 42.4% in the matchup. They went 37.9% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 11 of 29 and ended up going 24 out of 30 from the free throw line (80.0%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Philadelphia permitted Orlando to get 50 in all (15 on the offensive glass).
Joel Embiid ended up being important for the 76ers for the game. Embiid tallied 30 points in his 33 minutes of playing time and had 5 assists in this matchup. He buried 11 out of 20 for this game for a rate of 55.0%, and had 11 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a record of 32-17 on the season. When it comes to offense, the 76ers are hitting on 48.3% from the floor, which has them ranked 7th in the NBA. Philadelphia has totaled 5,619 points this season (114.7 per game) and they pull down 40.6 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 25.3 times per contest (13th in the NBA) and they turn it over 14.0 times per game. The 76ers are committing 20.7 personal fouls per game and they connect on 82.5% from the charity stripe.
The Philadelphia defense gives up 34.7% on three-point shots (555 of 1,600) and their opponents are knocking down 78.4% of their free throw shots. They allow 24.1 assists and 42.1 total rebounds per game, which is 9th and 7th in the league. The 76ers on defense are ranked 4th in the league in PPG given up with 111.0. They have forced 15.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.2% from the floor (13th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-10)
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