What a sweet and easy winner last night on Valentine’s Day with our NBA best bet as the Miami Heat absolutely pound the Indiana Pacers as a -2 point road favorite. The Heat are healthy and sound and when focused are a good bet on the road. Tonight we turn our attention once again to the NBA as our top play comes from the Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic contest. They will tip off this NBA game from Philadelphia at 7PM Eastern Time and you can watch this NBA game live on television over the NBA League Pass. With our best sports bet we will play on the Philadelphia 76ers +3 ½ points against the Orlando Magic. The point spread for the 76ers and Magic was used from Just Bet sportsbook.
The NBA odds opened up in this NBA game with the Orlando Magic lined as -4 point home favorites with an over under coming in at 177 ½ points. The money has been bet on the road club as Orlando has been bet to a low of a -3 point favorite and you can shop for some Orlando +3 ½ points at some online betting shops. The total has been bet up a point to a current line of 178 ½ points. Money line bettors playing on the Orlando Magic will lay -150 odds. Those who believe the Philadelphia team can capture an outright win at Orlando on Wednesday night can earn +140 odds for their money line wager.
Philadelphia enters play on Wednesday with good rest having last played on Monday night in an easy 98-89 road win at Charlotte. In their lone meeting this year the 76ers held the Orlando Magic to just 69 points and a poor 31.8% shooting from the floor. Dwight Howard had 17 points and 11 boards and Ryan Anderson contributed with 14 points and 20 boards but the rest of the Magic did poorly in the game. The 76ers five guard rotation was the reason. Orlando likes to shoot three pointers and Philadelphia gets great defense from their array of guards. The Magic will be taxed on the defensive end of the court as Philadelphia has weapons in their offense as they sport nine players on their roster that averages 9 points or more on the season. Of those nine players on the 76ers five of them play the guard position.
The Orlando Magic is a team that shoots a ton of three pointers. They may not get good looks tonight. Philadelphia is the second best scoring defense in all of the NBA as they allow just 86 points per game. Teams only make 41.7% from the floor against the 76ers and 30.1% from beyond the arc which ranks second in NBA pro basketball on both defensive categories. As Philadelphia rotates fresh guards it will force the Magic to focus and utilize more of their energy on the defensive end which impacts three point shooting on the offensive end of the court. The 76ers shoot well as they rank in the upper third of the league at 45.8% from the floor on the year. Take over one possession on Philadelphia with yoursportsbook betting.