There will be no love lost on Monday, March 25 as the Magic (35-38, 22-16 home) host the 76ers (47-26, 18-17 away) at 7:00 p.m. EST at Amway Center.
These two teams have tangled three times this year, with the 76ers winning on two occasions. The last time they faced off on March 6th, 2019, Philadelphia won 114-106 behind 26 points from JJ Redick.
The 76ers began as 2.5-point favorites for this contest, with a projected point total of 220. Visit one of our most trusted sportsbooks to make a wager today. Philadelphia is 34-39-0 against the spread this season and 37-36-0 over/under. Orlando, meanwhile, is 38-34-1 ATS and 31-42-0 over/under.
Philadelphia enters the game ranked 10th in the league in defensive rating. They’re surrendering 112.0 points per game and are holding opposing teams to 45.0% from the floor and 34.0% from downtown. Offensively, they’re averaging 115.3 points and are fourth in rebounds and fourth in assists.
On the flip side, Orlando ranks 26th in offensive rating. The Magic are averaging 106.1 points per game on 42.0% shooting and are 16th in rebounds and 13th in assists. Defensively, they’re giving up 106.3 points per game and are 27th in field goals allowed and 13th in three-pointers allowed.
Both clubs have been active lately. The Magic are fresh off of a 119-123 win against the Grizzlies in Memphis in which they were 14 for 39 from deep were out-rebounded 59-53.
The 76ers, meanwhile, are fresh off a 127-129 loss against the Hawks in Atlanta in which they handed out 21 dimes and scratched and clawed their way to seven steals. Joel Embiid led the way with 27 points.
All told, the 76ers have won seven of their previous ten games and are third in the Eastern Conference, while the Magic have lost four of their previous ten and are ninth in the Eastern Conference.