Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction: Statistical Analysis
Magic vs 76ers Prediction: The Orlando Magic is expected to win the upcoming game against the Philadelphia 76ers as per the latest prediction.
The Orlando Magic (5-13) will look to avoid their third consecutive defeat when they host the Philadelphia 76ers (9-9) in the upcoming NBA fixture on Friday night. Despite a comparatively better start to the campaign than the last season, the Magic need to improve a lot to get into a respectable position in the Eastern Conference. They faced a 102-123 loss to the Indiana Pacers in the last game.
The Philadelphia 76ers will aim to return to winning ways when they meet the Magic at the Amway Center Arena. The 76ers have looked decent but failed to have an impactful winning streak till now. They are coming off a 101-107 defeat to the Charlotte Hornets in the last matchup.
The Magic failed to get past the Pacers for the second time in a row.
The Orlando Magic were put on the back foot right from the start of the last game against the Pacers. They were completely outplayed in almost every department. The Magic’s shooting accuracy dipped to 42.4% from the field against 50% of the Pacers. They got outrebounded 38-48 by Indiana. The Magic’s defense looked out of form again and failed to restrict the Pacers’ offense throughout the game.
Franz Wagner led the scoring once again for the Magic. He fought like a lone warrior and finished with 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists. Gary Harris gave a praiseworthy contribution of 18 points off the bench.
The 76ers lost the plot in the final quarter and faced a loss to the Hornets in the last matchup.
The Philadelphia 76ers started the game on a strong note, acquiring a 13-point lead in the first quarter. They looked in good control of the game by halftime. The 76ers were on track to secure a win before a 15-footer from Terry Rozier with 4:46 remaining. Philadelphia tried its best to get back the lead. However, another jumper from Rozier with 1:35 left on the clock made things ugly for them. In the end, it turned out to be too much for the 76ers to make a comeback and they ended the contest with a disheartening defeat.
Shake Milton and De’Anthony Melton were the shining stars for the 76ers. Both of them added 42 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists together. Tobias Harris finished with 19 points and 5 rebounds.
Magic vs 76ers Prediction: Recent Form
It has been another frustrating season for the Orlando Magic till now. They are currently at 5-13 in the 13th position in the Eastern Conference. Orlando won just 1 of the last 5 fixtures. They have maintained a home record of 4-5 so far. In the away games, the Magic could win only 1 of the last 9 games.
The Philadelphia 76ers are struggling to play consistently well this season. They are currently at 9-9 in the 9th position in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia won 3 of the last 5 games. At home, they are 6-5 as of now. On the road trips, the 76ers won 3 out of 7 games.
Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction: Winning Odds
The Orlando Magic have been scoring at a better rate than the Philadelphia 76ers. However, Philadelphia has got the upper hand in the other offensive stats. The Magic are ahead in the average number of rebounds as well.
The Orlando Magic will rely on their defense to restrict the 76ers in the upcoming game. The absence of Paolo Banchero is surely a major missing for Orlando. In his absence, expectations will be more from Franz Wagner who is averaging 19.3 points per game in the current season.
The 76ers are suffering from far worse injury woes. All the key players like Embiid, Harden, and Maxey are sidelined due to injuries. Tobias Harris has become the most dependable player. He has played with an average of 15.3 points per game so far.
- Orlando Magic: -2.5 (-111)
- Philadelphia 76ers: +2.5 (-111)
- Orlando Magic: 1.85
- Philadelphia 76ers: 2.15
- Orlando Magic: 54%
- Philadelphia 76ers: 46%
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Magic vs 76ers Prediction: Team Stats
- The Orlando Magic have played with a scoring rate of 109.5 points per game this season. They shot 47.0% from the field and 34.3% from the three-point line. They had an average of 21.2 assists per game till now.
- The Magic maintained an average of 45.2 rebounds per game along with 5.9 steals and 5.6 blocks per game as of now.
- The Philadelphia 76ers have played with a very low average of 108.6 points per game so far. They got a success rate of 46.7% in field goals and 37.3 in three-pointers. The average number of assists per game stands at 23.0 per game.
- The 76ers rebounded with an average of 40.0 per game. The average number of steals per game is currently at 8.4, while the average number of blocks per game stands at 4.9.
Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats
Both these teams have met 125 times in the regular season of the NBA. The Orlando Magic are ahead with 79 wins, while the Philadelphia 76ers won 46 games.
The 76ers have dominated in the recent matchups as they are currently on a winning streak of 8 games against the Magic. Orlando last defeated Philadelphia in the 2019-20 season. The previous meeting between the two teams took place in the last season on 13 March 2022. The Philadelphia 76ers won that game in OT with a score of 116-114.
Magic vs 76ers Prediction: Players to Watch Out
Franz Wagner (Small Forward)
Jalen Sluggs (Shooting Guard)
Bol Bol (Center)
Points Per Game: 13.1 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.2 | Blocks Per Game: 1.9
Tobias Harris (Power Forward)
De’Anthony Melton (Shooting Guard)
Georges Niang (Small Forward)
Magic vs 76ers Injuries
- Moritz Wagner (Center)
- Markelle Fultz (Point Guard)
- Paolo Banchero (Power Forward)
- Wendell Carter Jr. (Center)
- Chuma Okeke (Power Forward)
- Cole Anthony (Point Guard)
- Jonathan Isaac (Power Forward)
- Matisse Thybulle (Shooting Guard)
- Joel Embiid (Center)
- Tyrese Maxey (Point Guard)
- Jaden Springer (Guard)
- James Harden (Shooting Guard)
Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction: Predicted Winner
Both teams might start with depleted squads with so many injury concerns. The Philadelphia 76ers, in particular, are missing their top 3. The Orlando Magic have a good chance of ending the 8-game losing streak against the 76ers by securing a home win on Friday. On the other hand, the Philadelphia 76ers need comprehensive contributions from the remaining players to avoid their second consecutive defeat. All the predictions and betting platforms are suggesting a win for the Magic in this matchup.