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NBA Preview: Magic at 76ers

MAGIC: Orlando is merely waiting for the playoffs to start, as they have little incentive to play with maximum effort to close the regular season. The Magic are locked in the #4 seed once the playoffs begin in the Eastern Conference. The Magic are 50-29 SU and 32-46-1 ATS overall this season. Orlando is 22-18 SU and 15-24 ATS in road game this year. The Magic are just 4-10 ATS in the 2nd half of the season against a team with a winning record. C Dwight Howard is having another amazing season, as he's averaging team highs of 23.1 PPG, 14.1 RPG, and 2.4 BPG. PG Jameer Nelson is averaging 13.1 PPG and a team high 6 APG this season. Defensively, the Magic are allowing just 94 PPG, 5th best in the NBA this year. The Magic are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games. Orlando is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games Eastern Conference. The Magic are 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 Monday games. Orlando is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning SU record.

Magic are 3-14 ATS last 17 games overall. Under is 4-0 last 4 road games against a team with a home winning percentage greater than .600%.

Injuries: G J.J. Redick (abdominal) is questionable.

SIXERS: (-2, 191) Philadelphia has been one of the NBA's biggest surprises this season. The Sixers have been one of the most improved teams from last season, and they've been rewarded with a playoff berth. The Sixers are currently in 7th place in the Eastern Conference, with a 41-39 SU record. Philadelphia is one of the most profitable teams in the NBA from a betting angle this year, as they are 46-33-1 ATS this season. The Sixers are looking for 2 wins to close out the season, with a small opportunity to pass the Knicks for the 6th seed in the Eastern Conference. The Sixers are 26-13 SU and 23-16 ATS in home games this year. Philadelphia has lost their last 2 meetings against Orlando, so revenge is certainly going to play a factor tonight. F Elton Brand is averaging team highs of 15 PPG and 8.4 RPG this year for Philadelphia. F Andre Iguodala is averaging 14.1 PPG this season while playing lockdown defense for the Sixers. The Sixers are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games against the Southeast Division. Philadelphia is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a winning SU record. The Sixers are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Monday games. Philadelphia is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest.

Sixers are 0-4 ATS last 4 games overall.

Under is 6-2 last 8 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600%.

Injuries: G Lou Williams (hamstring) is out.

Projected Score: 76ers 100, Magic 95

Related reading: Magic already looking ahead to Hawks? [Atlanta Journal Constitution]

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Topics: NBA Magic 76ers

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