Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 16, 2021

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The Orlando Magic (21-50) will attempt to stop a six-game losing streak when they visit the Philadelphia 76ers (48-23) on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Wells Fargo Center as 8.5-point underdogs. The game airs at 7:00 PM ET on NBCS-PH. The point total in the matchup is 222.5.

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76ers vs Magic Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
76ers-8.5-110-110222.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • Philadelphia's games this year have gone over the point total for Sunday's matchup total (222.5 points) in 46.5% of opportunities (33 out of 71 matchups).
  • In 28 out of Orlando's 71 games this season (39.4%), the competing teams combined for a higher point total than the over/under in Sunday's matchup.
  • The 76ers average 113.4 points per game against the Magic's 103.8, totaling 5.3 points under the matchup's point total of 222.5.
  • The 221 points per game these two teams surrender to opponents on average this season are 1.5 fewer than the 222.5 total in this contest.
  • This season the average total for 76ers games is 221.4 points, 1.1 fewer than the over/under of 222.5 points for this contest.
  • Magic's games have an over/under of 216.9 points this season, 5.6 points fewer than the total points bet for this game.

76ers Betting Data

  • Philadelphia covered the spread more often than not this season, going 38-30 against the spread.
  • The 76ers are 9-9 as at least 8.5-point favorites.
  • Philadelphia regularly does not hit the over, only topping the point total in 31 of 68 games (45.6%).

76ers Key Players

  • The 76ers points and rebounds leader is Joel Embiid. He contributes 28.5 points per game and pulls down 10.6 rebounds.
  • The team is led in assists by Ben Simmons' 6.9 per game.
  • Danny Green is the top three-point shooter for the 76ers, connecting on 2.5 per game.
  • Philadelphia's blocks leader is Embiid, who collects 1.4 per game. Matisse Thybulle leads the team averaging 1.6 steals an outing.

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76ers Last 10 Games

76ers Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotal76ers MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/14/2021Magic122-97 PHIYesHome-24.5216.5-100003300Regular SeasonYesOver
5/13/2021Heat106-94 MIANoAway+20.5205.53300-10000Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/11/2021Pacers103-94 INDYesAway-7.5216.5-500360Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/8/2021Pistons118-104 PHIYesHome-25.5226.5--Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/7/2021Pelicans109-107 PHIYesHome-16.5237.5-30001300Regular SeasonNoUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
8-26-43-7-0216.8114.4102.4-0.933.9%

76ers Injuries

76ers:Seth Curry: Day To Day (Hip),Shake Milton: Day To Day (Knee),Joel Embiid: Day To Day (Illness),Furkan Korkmaz: Day To Day (Ankle),Ben Simmons: Day To Day (Back),Danny Green: Day To Day (Hip),Matisse Thybulle: Day To Day (Hand)

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Magic Betting Data

  • Orlando has covered the spread in less than half of its contests, going 30-38-1 ATS.
  • The Magic have not fared well when playing as an underdog by 8.5 points or more, going 0-1 against the spread.
  • Orlando and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this season -- 37 of 69 (53.6%).

Magic Key Players

  • Terrence Ross is the top scorer for the Magic with 15.6 points per game. He also adds 3.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game to his stats.
  • Orlando's leader in rebounds is Wendell Carter Jr. with 8.2 per game, and its leader in assists is Michael Carter-Williams with 4.2 per game.
  • Ross is dependable from three-point range and leads the Magic with 1.9 made threes per game.
  • Orlando's leader in steals is Chuma Okeke (1.1 per game), and its leader in blocks is Mohamed Bamba (1.3 per game).

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Magic Last 10 Games

Magic Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalMagic MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/14/202176ers122-97 PHINoAway+24.5216.53300-10000Regular SeasonNoOver
5/13/2021Hawks116-93 ATLNoAway+22.5211.53300-10000Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/11/2021Bucks114-102 MILNoAway+15.5213.51250-3000Regular SeasonYesOver
5/9/2021Timberwolves128-96 MINNoHome+27.5231.53300-10000Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/7/2021Hornets122-112 CHANoAway+3.5235.5180-225Regular SeasonNoUnder
Magic Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
3-73-75-5-0216.4101.1115.3-3.634.3%

Magic Injuries

Magic:Jonathan Isaac: Out For Season (Knee),Terrence Ross: Out (Back),R.J. Hampton: Day To Day (Ankle),Otto Porter Jr.: Out (Foot),Chuma Okeke: Out (Ankle),Wendell Carter Jr.: Day To Day (Eye),James Ennis III: Out (Calf),Markelle Fultz: Out For Season (Knee),Michael Carter-Williams: Out (Ankle)

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