Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Orlando Magic will meet with the Philadelphia 76ers in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center to conclude their season.  Orlando suffered a series of losses including one against Philadelphia during their last timeout, at 122-97 and sinking further to 21-50.  Currently, the Orlando Magic ranks 14th in the Eastern Conference, whereas the Philadelphia 76ers, at 48-23, are dominating the Eastern Conference following 8 victories of their 10 matches.  Moreover, Philadelphia has been showing a stellar performance in their home base at 28-7.

When it comes to delivering offense, Philadelphia is dubbed average with a team scoring of 113.4 points per game, landing them on the 15th spot in the league in terms of scoring offense.  Bearing an efficient shooting from the floor average of 47.6% and an offense beyond the arc of 37.2%, the 76ers land on the 8th and 12th spot, respectively.

Center and power forward Joel Embiid is by far one of the best performing players the NBA has seen this year and is without a doubt expected to close the season as part of the top 3 MVPs.  Putting out a record of 28.5 points on average and 10.6 rebounds per game, Embiid holds a shooting efficiency from the field at 51.3% and at 37.7% from behind the arc.  Point guard and power forward Ben Simmons consistently proved to be a well-rounded player for the team.  Holding an average of 14.3 points per game with team-high assists of 6.9 points and 7.2 rebounds in a game.

The 76ers are a pretty solid team in putting up defensive plays.  Allowing 107.9 points in a game, earning the 6th spot in scoring defense.  From the field, opposing teams are at 45.3% and from behind the arc at 36%, including them in the 4th and 9th ranks, respectively.

  • The total went UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia’s previous 8 matches against the Magic.
  • Philadelphia 76ers are at 9-2 SU in their previous 11 games.
  • Philadelphia is at 6-0 SU in their previous 6 games held at home.

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Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers Predictions 5/16/2021

On the other end of the stick, the Orlando Magic is by far one of the poorly performing teams in the NBA when it comes to delivering offense.  This season, the Magic managed to put up an average unit scoring of 103.8 points, dragging them all the way down to the 29th spot in the league in terms of scoring offense.  The harrowing shooting average of 42.8% from the field and 34.2% from behind the arc, ranked the team last and 27th place in the NBA, respectively.  The Magic is in deep water after sending off Nikola Vucevic to the Chicago Bulls and might consider reconstructing their play.

After several roster turnovers encountered by the team, the lineup for the Magic still lacked consistency. Cole Anthony, Magic’s rookie point guard, struggled to improve his efficiency from his college days, having a mere shooting average of 12.3 points and 4.1 assists per game.  Point guard RJ Hampton also carries a little difference in scoring, with 12 points per game.  His 11 rebounds along with 9 assists were in defeat to the 76ers.

Adding insult to injury, Orlando’s defensive play is no better.  Allowing a total of 113.1 points per game landed the team on the 20th spot in the NBA scoring defense.  From the field, opposing teams are shooting at 47% and from behind the arc at 37.1%, ranking them 21st and 20th in the league, respectively.

  • The total went OVER in 13 of Orlando’s previous 18 matches.
  • The Orlando Magic is at 1-5 ATS in their previous 6 matches.
  • Orlando is at 0-6 SU in their previous 6 matches.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Orlando Magic.  The NBA pick is the Philadelphia 76ers at -8.5. Philadelphia is a solid team on both offensive and defensive ends and claiming victory over this game earns them one seed.  On the other hand, Orlando is one of the terrible performing teams in the Eastern Conference after losing Vucevic in their lineup.  The departure of Orlando’s center has brought the team a six-game losing streak along with 7 losses out of their last 10 matches.  Final Score Prediction, the 76ers will win the game and cover ATS at 120-105.

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Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 7:00 PM EDT

Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, USA

Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021

TV: NBA TV

NBA ODDS: Philadelphia -8.5

NBA Totals: 222.5

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