Philadelphia 76ers vs Orlando Magic 1/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Philadelphia 76ers vs Orlando Magic 1/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Orlando Magic are hosting the Philadelphia 76ers at the Amway Center in Orlando on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at 19:00 ET in this Eastern matchup between two teams sitting on opposite sides of the conference table. The Magic have six consecutive losses, while on the other hand the Sixers have four consecutive wins. 

 

The Magic have a 7-31 record so far this season and are sitting in the last place both of the East and of the whole league. They are 17-21 against the spread and 19-19 in over/under.

 

They are coming off a road defeat against the Chicago Bulls with a 98-102 score, beating the odds. They held their opponents into 43% shooting from the field and three of their starters scored 19+ points, led by Franz Wagner with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. 

 

Cole Anthony leads the team both in scoring with 20 ppg and in assists made with 5.8, adding 6 rebounds per game but he is out with an injury. Franz Wagner adds 15.9 ppg and 4.6 rebounds per game. 

 

The Magic have the third-worse offense in the league, scoring 101.8 ppg while allowing 111.4 ppg defensively. They have the third-worse percentages both in field goals with 42.6% and in 3-pointers with 32.5%. 

 

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Philadelphia 76ers vs Orlando Magic Predictions 1/5/2022

 

The Sixers have a 20-16 record this season and are sitting in the 6th place of the East. They are 16-19-1 against the spread and 14-20-1 in over/under. They are coming off a home victory against the Houston Rockets with a 133-113 score, beating the odds.

 

They shot with 52% from the field and 42% from downtown and were led in scoring by Joel Embiid with 31 points, adding team-highs both in rebounding with 15 and in assists made with 10 for the triple double. 

 

He leads the team both in scoring with 26.5 ppg and in boards grabbed with 10.9, adding 4.2 dimes per game. Tobias Harris follows with 18.3 ppg, 7.6 boards and 3.9 dimes per game. 

 

The Sixers average 106.8 ppg offensively, while allowing 106.1 ppg defensively. They have a 45.8% field goal percentage and a 35.3% 3-point percentage. 

 

In their previous meeting earlier this season, the Sixers won at home with a 101-96 score. They are 4-1 against the spread in their previous five meetings. Under is 7-3 in their previous ten meetings. The Magic have a 2-13 home record this season, while the Sixers are 13-8 on the road. The Sixers are the favorite for the win and expect them to beat the odds in what would most likely be an under the total game. 

 

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Philadelphia 76ers vs Orlando Magic 1/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Time: 19:00 ET 

 

Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL

 

Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022

 

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NBA Odds/Point Spread: Orlando Magic +8.5

 

NBA Totals: 211.5

 

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