Orlando Magic at Philadelphia 76ers - 8/7/20 NBA Picks and Prediction

Orlando Magic at Philadelphia 76ers - 8/7/20 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Orlando Magic (32-37) at Philadelphia 76ers (41-27)

NBA Basketball: Friday, August 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm (HP Field House)

The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -4.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Philadelphia 76ers and the Orlando Magic do battle at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on Friday night.

The Orlando Magic are coming into this game looking to avoid a third straight defeat after getting stopped by the Raptors in a 109-99 loss on Wednesday. Evan Fournier led the team with 15 points and three assists, Terrence Ross added 15 points off the bench while Nikola Vucevic chipped in with 12 points, nine rebounds and three assists. As a team, the Magic shot just 40 percent from the field and 11 of 41 from the 3-point line, but they started the game lackadaisically and it cost them big as they were always fighting an uphill battle after scoring just 11 points in the first quarter. To add insult to injury, Aaron Gordon left the game with a left hamstring injury which means he will miss Friday’s game.

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers are starting to build some momentum as they are coming into this one gunning for a third straight victory after taking down the lowly Wizards in a 107-98 win on Wednesday. Joel Embiid led the team with 30 points, 11 rebounds and three assists, Josh Richardson added 15 points while Shake Milton chipped in with 14 points and four assists. As a team, the 76ers shot 46 percent from the field and 11 of 29 from the 3-point line as they set the tone defensively by holding the Wizards to just 20 points in the first quarter, before running away with it in the fourth quarter. Ben Simmons scored eight points before leaving with a knee injury so he is considered out for Friday.

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Head to head, the under is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall, the Magic are 14-6 ATS in the last 20 meetings in Philadelphia and the Magic are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings overall.

Both teams are coming into this game shorthanded as the Magic will be without Gordon while the 76ers are missing Simmons. These two teams have already met twice this season with the Magic winning on both occasions, but the 76ers are starting to get on a roll with two wins on the trot and I think they keep that momentum going with another win and cover here.

 

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