Of all of the NBA Playoffs betting results over the weekend perhaps the most shocking was Philadelphia’s 100-98 win over the Magic. Not only did the 76ers cover the NBA Playoffs odds, they won the game outright.
NBA Playoffs odds heavily favor the Magic in Game 2. The Magic really had Game 1 totally in control until they stopped playing in the fourth quarter. Andre Iguodala hit a shot with 2.2 second remaining to give the 76ers the shocking Game 1 win. "We won one more game than people thought we would win," Iguodala said. "I was pretty amped up."
Philadelphia’s Game 1 win in NBA Playoffs odds was the first time this season the 76ers have beaten the Magic. And many people who look at NBA Playoffs odds are still wondering how the Magic lost. Orlando got 31 points and 16 rebounds from Dwight Howard. Orlando had an 18 point lead in the second half and it looked like a blowout. "This is a game that we should have won," Howard said. "But there's no need to panic. We just have to come out with a better effort."
NBA Playoffs odds stats tell us that the 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. the Southeast Division and 6-15-1 against the NBA Playoffs odds in their last 22 playoff games as an underdog. They are also 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games as NBA Playoffs odds stats show, and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings against Orlando.
The Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite as NBA Playoffs betting statistics indicate. The Magic are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 vs. the Atlantic Division.
The Over is 6-0 in the 76ers last 6 games as a road underdog, 5-2 in the 76ers last 7 vs. the Southeast, and 20-8-1 in the 76ers last 29 overall as NBA Playoffs betting numbers show.
In Orlando’s last 8 playoff games as a favorite, the Over is 6-2 against the NBA Playoffs odds, and NBA Playoffs betting statistics show that it’s 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Orlando between the two teams. The Under is 8-3 in Orlando’s last 11 games as a home favorite.
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