Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/16/2021 Odds Picks and Prediction
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/16/2021 – The Philadelphia 76ers are already the best team in the NBA Eastern Conference and hope to end the season with a positive note. The Orlando Magic will be their final opponent of the season and this matchup happens this Sunday, May 16 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The television rights are currently shared by NBC Sports Philadelphia and Bally Sports Florida. NBA League Pass will start the online live stream at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The Philadelphia 76ers are the heavy favorites in NBA Betting over the Orlando Magic.
Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/16/2021
Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/16/2021 Betting Odds
Orlando Magic Betting
The Orlando Magic are very much a different team when they started the season. The midseason trades of the organization indicates that they will be going on a rebuild after missing the mark for years. This team has not been very good since Dwight Howard was with the Magic. The best way for them to restart is building through the draft. They are tied with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the third worst record in the NBA and a loss will help them increase their odds to land into a higher drafting position. They also own the Chicago Bulls first round pick which may be from top 8 to 12.
Players to watch: T. Ross SG 46 GP 2 GS 29.3 MIN 15.6 PTS 0.3 OR 3.1 DR 3.4 REB 2.3 AST 1 STL 0.5 BLK 1.6 TO 1.9 PF 1.5 AST/TO 13.37 PER
M. Fultz PG 8 GP 8 GS 26.9 MIN 12.9 PTS 0.6 OR 2.5 DR 3.1 REB 5.4 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 2.3 PF 2.4 AST/TO 12.16 PER
C. Anthony PG 46 GP 33 GS 26.8 MIN 12.3 PTS 0.8 OR 3.8 DR 4.6 REB 4.1 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 2.2 TO 2.1 PF 1.9 AST/TO 11.98 PER.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting
The Philadelphia 76ers have locked up the best record in the NBA Eastern Conference and they can risk losing this game. This should be a chance for the best players on the team to rest and prepare for their playoff run. Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris are the prime players that will be eligible to rest. Nonetheless, Dwight Howard and Shake Milton should be able to hold on their own as both players proved throughout the season. This is going to be a very important postseason for the Sixers and it will determine if they will break up the Embiid-Simmons combination.
Players to Watch: J. Embiid C 51 GP 51 GS 31.1 MIN 28.5 PTS 2.2 OR 8.4 DR 10.6 REB 2.8 AST 1 STL 1.4 BLK 3.1 TO 2.4 PF 0.9 AST/TO 30.58 PER
T. Harris PF 62 GP 62 GS 32.5 MIN 19.5 PTS 1 OR 5.8 DR 6.8 REB 3.5 AST 0.9 STL 0.8 BLK 1.7 TO 1.9 PF 2.1 AST/TO 20.2 PER
B. Simmons PG 58 GP 58 GS 32.4 MIN 14.3 PTS 1.6 OR 5.6 DR 7.2 REB 6.9 AST 1.6 STL 0.6 BLK 3 TO 2.9 PF 2.3 AST/TO 18.54 PER.
Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/16/2021 Betting Numbers
Orlando are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Philadelphia are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games.
Terrence Ross SG Back is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Philadelphia
Danny Green SG Hip is “?” Sunday vs Orlando
Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers Betting Picks
The Philadelphia 76ers may play their best players but expect them to do limited minutes. Nonetheless, the Sixers are going to be the best bet to win in the top online sportsbook as compared to the lowly Orlando Magic.
Moneyline: The Sixers are given an ML of -450 if they end the season on a positive note while the lottery-bound Magic are +333.
ATS: It is a wide 8.5 points across the spread between both teams with the Magic having the +8.5 while the Sixers sit at the -8.5.
TOTALs: The total for both teams to reach is pegged at 224.5 points with the Magic the team over and the Sixers are under.
Score Prediction: 118 – 102, Sixers