NBA Playoffs betting odds favor the Orlando Magic on Friday as they travel to Philadelphia to play Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series.
The series is tied 1-1 but the Magic still are getting the respect in NBA Playoffs odds as they are 3.5 point road favorites.
NBA Playoffs betting in this series has been a lot closer than people expected. The Magic blew a huge lead and lost Game 1 in NBA Playoffs betting and they nearly did the same thing in Game 2. Courtney Lee had a career-high 24 points and the Magic needed his big performance because Dwight Howard fouled out of Game 2 after scoring only 11 points. Andre Miller had 30 points to lead the Sixers. If not for Lee’s performance the Magic could be down 0-2 in NBA Playoffs betting heading to Philadelphia instead of tied 1-1. "He just seems to be playing freer and looser than some of our guys," Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said. "Some of our guys look like they have the weight of the world on their shoulders. Hopefully, we can all start playing like that."
NBA Playoffs betting could tilt toward the Magic as they head out on the road. Orlando oftentimes plays better on the road than they do at home. The 76ers have not had much success recently in the first round of NBA Playoffs betting. They have not won a first round NBA Playoffs betting series since 2003.
Orlando has struggled recently laying points, going 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite. Orlando has also struggled recently against the Atlantic Division going 0-8 ATS in their last eight games as NBA Playoffs betting stats indicate. The good news for Orlando in NBA Playoffs odds is that they are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia may have been competitive in NBA Playoffs odds in the first two games but they are 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 playoff games as an underdog.
Looking at the NBA Playoffs odds total we see that the Under is 4-1 in Orlando’s last 5 NBA Playoffs betting Conference Quarterfinals games and 7-2 in Orlando’s last 9 overall. The Over is 7-1 in the 76ers last 8 games as an underdog and Under is 7-3 in their last 10 NBA Playoffs betting Conference Quarterfinals games.
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