NBA Playoff Betting Preview Game 2 Philadelphia 76ers versus Orlando Magic
The Philadelphia 76ers will look to pull off another upset of the Orlando Magic when they meet for game 2 of their best of 7 NBA Playoffs series. Philadelphia defeated Orlando in game 1 100-98 as a 9 ½ point underdog. Game 2 is set for Wednesday at 7PM Eastern Time with NBA TV providing the TV coverage. Despite losing game 1 the Orlando Magic are the –450 adjusted favorites to win this series with the buy back on the underdog Philadelphia 76ers at +325. LVSC has sent out the Orlando Magic as the 10-point favorite in Game 2 with the over under coming in at 194. There has been slight play on the favored Magic as Orlando is currently a 10-½ point favorite. The total has saw slight money to the under as the over under is currently lined at 193 ½.
In Philadelphia’s surprise game 1 victory the 76ers outscored the Magic 35-19 in the fourth quarter and overcame a deficit of 18 points. Philadelphia shot 51% from the field in the opening game and out rebounded Dwight Howard and company 37-35. The 76ers got good production from their bench as they contributed with 42 points. Louis Williams who was 7-11 from the field and had 18 points led the unit. Donyell Marshall contributed with 11 points on 4-5 shooting. Orlando is a three point shooting team but in game 1 the shots were not falling. The Magic was only 5-18 from beyond the arc. Center Dwight Howard led the Magic in scoring with 31 points with 11-13 shooting and 16 rebounds. The Magic are without their point guard Jameer Nelson who is out for the season and his replacement Rafer Alson was only 5-15 from the field. Nelson was the team leader from beyond the arc hitting on 45.3% of this shots. The Magic is not a healthy squad as the effects of a sprained ankle bother Hedo Turkglo and Rashard Lewis is suffering from right knee tendonitis.
Trend: Philadelphia is 7-0 to the over in their past 7 games
The Wagerline consensus has 58% of the bettors on Philadelphia +10 1/2
The Wagerline consensus has 64.7% of the bettors playing over 193 1/2