After starting their season by winning ten of their first thirteen competitions, the The Magic have tumbled hard into a downturn, going 2-5 over the last seven games. They’ve watched their offense experience the worst of it, averaging merely 81.1 ppg on 38.8 percent shooting throughout the course of this downturn. This was after putting up more than 100 points in 8 of the first thirteen.
The Magic are furthermore coming off of a unsatisfactory loss in Indianapolis to the Pacers. Despite the fact that Orlando shot much better at 48.8 percent, they could not buy a free throw, making only 13 of 29 from the foul line. Combine that with 19 turnovers and 24 fewer shot efforts than Indiana, and the consequence was a 106-85 loss against the Pacers, and the third straight loss for the Magic. Check the NBA Odds for Orlando Magic vs. Philadelphia 76ers game.
On Monday night, the Magic will need to try to fix their issues as they go up against among the better defenses in the Eastern Conference as they travel to Philadelphia to battle the 76ers. The 76ers have assembled a 10-2 home record primarily on the back of their formidable defense, and have made possible an average of mainly 87.9 ppg this year. In reality, in the earlier 2 contests, the 76ers have put on their foes to fewer than 75 points.
This would be an simple game to call if it weren’t for the reality that Philadelphia has struggled against the Magic for much of their recent history since at least 2008. In the past 17 matchups between these two, the Magic have won 15 of them. And Orlando has furthermore won 6 consecutive bouts in Philadelphia. Regardless the Magic will still be devoid of their starting point guard Jameer Nelson.
The sportsbook is giving Philadelphia the advantage tonight, listing them as the 7.5 point favorites to win. Orlando’s poor offense and the formidable Sixers defense result in one of the lowest totals of the evening at 179.
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