NBA betting Orlando Magic at Philadelphia

November 30, 2010 NBA Basketball

NBA betting favors Orlando on Monday as they travel to Philadelphia in a game that can be seen on NBA-TV.

The Magic have pretty much owned this series, winning eight of he last ten against the Sixers. They have also covered the basketball betting line in six of those games.

NBA betting has seen Orlando do very well at Philadelphia, winning and covering four of the last five. This is only the second meeting between the teams this season.  The Magic won 120-106 at home earlier this season as Dwight Howard led six Magic players in double figures with 21 points and
15 rebounds.

The Magic and 76ers met in the playoffs last season and the Magic had to go six games before getting past Philadelphia.  This season the 76ers are not as good and don’t present as much of a challenge.  The 76ers have a weird home/road dichotomy this season.  They have been awful in NBA betting at home but very good on the road. At home they are 8-19 versus the basketball betting line. 

The Magic have been superb lately against the Atlantic Division. They are 12-3 ATS in their last 15. The only concern if you like the Magic is that they played yesterday against Miami.  The Magic are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on no rest.  Orlando is just .500 on the road this season versus the basketball betting line.  Orlando is 6th on defense in the league and they are 11th on offense.  Dwight Howard is having another great season and the Magic are a balanced team on offense as Vince Carter, Jameer Nelson and Rashard Lewis can provide scoring support.

The 76ers are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 home games. The 76ers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. the Southeast. In this series against the Magic, the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.   Philadelphia has really struggled to score points this season and that is part of their problem. Andre Iguodala leads the team in scoring but he doesn’t have much support.  Elton Brand has simply disappeared and looks like he should be on the bench.

Orlando has gone under the NBA betting total in 19 of their last 26 games.  They have gone under in 35 of their last 51 road games. Philadelphia has gone under in eight of their last eleven home games.

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