76ers Have Won 6 of Last 7, Peaking for Playoffs
The Philadelphia 76ers head to Orlando this Monday night to face the Magic in the front end of NBA TV’s doubleheader of betting action at BetAnySports. Philadelphia comes in as a 1.5-point favorite with the total set at 219 points. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
The 76ers’ recent straight-up six-game winning streak came to an end on Saturday with a tight 129-127 loss to Atlanta as 7.5-point road favorites. The total went OVER the 236-point closing line and it has gone OVER in their last five contests. Philadelphia (47-26 SU) remains on the road with a SU 18-17 record while going 15-20 against the spread. The total has gone OVER in its last three road games.
Despite the two-point loss on a last second bucket, the Sixers showed excellent scoring balance against Atlanta with all five starters scoring in double figures. Joel Embiid led the way with 27 points to match his team-high 27.5-point scoring average. Philadelphia is ranked fourth in the NBA in scoring with an average of 115.3 points per game and it has been able to score at least 118 points in each of its last five outings.
Magic Still Fighting for Playoff Spot
Orlando remains a game in back of the Miami Heat for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. It is 35-38 SU overall with a 38-34-1 record ATS. The Magic started their current five-game homestand with a 29-point victory against Cleveland ahead of two more double-digit wins against Atlanta and New Orleans. They needed overtime to get past Memphis 123-119 on Friday night to extend this SU winning streak to four. Orlando failed to cover in that last win as a 10.5-point favorite to slip to 3-1 ATS in those four wins.
While the Magic are well down the list in scoring this season with an average of 106.1 PPG, they have topped the 119-point mark in three of their last four games. Center Nikola Vucevic is the team’s leading scorer with 20.7 points and he led the way against Memphis with 25 points in Friday’s win. The roster is five deep with players averaging at least 12 PPG.
Philadelphia has the SU 2-1 edge in the season series with Orlando covering BetAnySports’ spread in two of the three games. My lean is towards Philly again SU, but I am betting the OVER on the 219-point line.
NBA Betting Odds & Trends
|Philadelphia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games|
|Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Philadelphia’s last 23 games|
|Philadelphia is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Orlando|
|Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Orlando|
|The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia’s last 8 games when playing Orlando|
|Philadelphia is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Orlando|
|Philadelphia is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games when playing on the road against Orlando|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Orlando|
|Orlando is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games|
|Orlando is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando’s last 6 games|
|Orlando is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home|
|Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando’s last 6 games at home|
|Orlando is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Philadelphia|
|Orlando is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia|
|The total has gone OVER in 6 of Orlando’s last 8 games when playing Philadelphia|
|Orlando is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Philadelphia|
|Orlando is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Philadelphia|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando’s last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia|
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