Philadelphia 76ers vs Orlando Magic 12/31/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Philadelphia 76ers vs Orlando Magic 12/31/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Philadelphia 76ers will be jamming against the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center in Orlando on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at 6:30 PM ET. Philadelphia topped all teams in the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division with a 3-1 standing and a +2.2 point-difference. The 76ers defeated the Toronto Raptors during their recent showdown last Tuesday to a score of 100-93. Center Joel Embiid led Philadelphia in their triumph with 29 points while Power Forward Tobias Harris added 26 points. Embiid also topped the rebounding with 16 boards while Point Guard Ben Simmons led the assist department with 7 and chipped in 11 points in the winning effort for the 76ers.

Philadelphia recorded 38.1% (32/84) field goals, sank 8 of 31 (25.8%) attempted shots from beyond the perimeter, knocked down 28 out of 33 (84.8%) free throw attempts, and scored 36 points in the paint. The 76ers out-rebounded the Raptors 54 to 47 with 9 offensive rebounds and tied in assists at 21. Philadelphia managed to deny 10 attempted shots with 10 steals and won the battle in turnover 18 to 19. The team posted lesser personal fouls (15 to 28) in victory.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Orlando Magic Predictions 12/31/2020

The Orlando Magic earned the leadership in the Eastern Conference Southeast Division with a 4-0 record and a +8.5 point-difference. Orlando stayed unbeaten after a victorious tour versus the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday to a score of 118-107. Center Nikola Vucevic led the way for the Magic with 28 points and gained control of the glass with 10 rebounds. PG/SG Markelle Fultz distributed a team-high 10 assists and chipped in 11 points for the win.

Orlando connected 49 of their 96 (51.0%) attempted shots from the field, sank 7 of 22 (31.8%) three-point attempts, recorded 81.3% (13/16) from the charity stripe, and dominated the paint with 72 points. The Magic grabbed a total of 46 rebounds with 12 coming from the offensive side of the court and led in assists with 26. The team ended up stealing the ball 12 times and denied two attempted shots. The Orlando Magic outmatched OKC in turnover with 11 to 20 but committed 23 personal fouls in victory.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic. The NBA Pick for this game is Philadelphia -3.0. The 76ers ranked 28th in offense and 2nd on defense while the Magic ranked 4th in offense and 16th on defense. Philadelphia is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 contests versus Orlando and 4-1 SU in their last 5 outings against an opponent in the Southeast Division. The Magic is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 matches and 1-4 SU in their last 5 games versus an opponent in the Atlantic Division. With Center Joel Imbiid and PF Tobias Harris peaking up and continuing to play efficiently, the 76ers are not far from achieving their 4th win. The Predicted Score, the Philadelphia 76ers will win and cover ATS at 111-107.

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Philadelphia 76ers vs Orlando Magic 12/31/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 6:30 PM ET

Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL

Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020


NBA Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia 76ers -3.5

NBA Totals: 217

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