76ers vs Magic Prediction - NBA Picks 12/27/23

Orlando Magic (17-11) vs Philadelphia 76ers (20-8)

Game Info: Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Kia Center)

Betting Odds: Orlando Magic -2.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Philadelphia 76ers pay a visit to the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center on Wednesday night. Here’s a 76ers vs Magic Prediction.

Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers have been in great form as they've won eight of their last 10 games overall, but they will be looking to bounce back in this one after falling short to the Heat in a 119-113 road defeat on Christmas Day. Tobias Harris continued his hot form with a team-high 27 points, seven rebounds and six assists, Kelly Oubre Jr drained six 3-pointers to finish with 25 points while Mo Bamba provided the spark off the bench with 18 points on seven of eight shooting, including three 3-pointers. As a team, the 76ers shot 42 percent from the field and 17 of 45 from the 3-point line as they poured in 37 points in the third quarter to erase an early 21-point deficit, only to go cold late in the fourth quarter to allow the Heat off the hook in the end. The Sixers will take on the Rockets after this one.

Orlando Magic

Meanwhile, the Orlando Magic have been in fair shape as they've split their last eight games and they will be aiming for a third straight win after outlasting the Wizards in a 127-119 road win last night. Franz Wagner led the team with 28 points, eight rebounds and nine assists, Paolo Banchero added 24 points with eight assists while Anthony Black chipped in with 23 points and four steals. As a team, the Magic shot 52 percent from the field and 12 of 26 from the 3-point line as they wrestled with the pesky Wizards in a tightly contested first half, before they poured in 35 points in the third quarter to push their lead out to 17 points which was more than enough to hold off a late rally from the Wizards.

76ers vs Magic Prediction

The 76ers are going to be shorthanded again with Joel Embiid and Nicolas Batum already ruled out, while the Magic will again be missing Joe Ingles and Kevon Harris. The 76ers were on a roll before they lost to the Heat on Christmas Day, but they were missing Embiid and Maxey had himself a terrible game, so it's impressive that they were still in it with a chance to win. The Magic are starting to turn things around with a couple of wins, but they looked far from convincing in last night's narrow win over the league-worst Pistons. I can see why the Magic are favored at home, but I think we see the 76ers bounce back behind a big game from Maxey in this one.

Peter’s Pick Philadelphia +2.5

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