Magic vs. 76ers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 1 (Philadelphia Makes a Statement in the First Half)

Larry Rupp
Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Matt Slocum

Magic vs. 76ers Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Center -- Philadelphia, PA
  • Coverage: BallySportsFL and NBCSP

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Wednesday with nine more games, including a battle between the Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers. The Magic rank 13th in the Eastern Conference with a 20-31 record, while the 76ers check in third with a 32-17 record. This one should be intense.

These two teams met on Monday night as Orlando overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to beat Philadelphia by a final score of 119-109. The 76ers scored just 19 points in the fourth quarter as the Magic seemed to contest every shot. Paolo Banchero led the way with 29 points and 9 rebounds.

Magic vs. 76ers Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: ORL: (+315) | PHI: (-400)
  • Spread: ORL: +9.5 (-110) | PHI: -9.5 (-110)
  • Total: 230.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The 76ers enter this contest as heavy home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 230.5 points, which is below averages compared to Wednesday's projected totals.

Magic vs. 76ers Betting Trends

  • Orlando is 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last six away games.
  • The total has hit the over in seven of Orlando's last eight games on a Wednesday.
  • Philadelphia is 9-1 straight up in its last 10 home games against Orlando.
  • The total has hit the over in eight of Philadelphia's last nine home games.

Magic vs. 76ers Prediction & Pick

The Magic were down as much as 21 points in the first half on Monday, but relied on a physical style of defense to keep the 76ers from holding that lead. Orlando is now 15-11 in its last 26 games after a 6-20 start to the season as head coach Jamahl Mosley has his team firing on all cylinders right now.

Beating the 76ers on their home court again on Wednesday is going to be tough, though. Philly didn't make the right adjustments on Monday and it logged 19 turnovers. It was uncharacteristic of a team that ranks ninth in turnovers per home game on the year (13.4). A bounce-back victory is coming.

Philadelphia had won 10 straight games against Orlando prior to Monday, so back the 76ers here.

Final Score Prediction: Magic: 112 | 76ers: 120

Magic vs. 76ers Best Bet

The 76ers know that they were a few key buckets from forcing the Magic to throw in the towel on Monday, so expect them to be fired up not to let the same mistake happen twice. After all, Joel Embiid toyed with Orlando's front court as he put up 30 points on an 11-of-20 shooting mark.

Philadelphia averages the eighth-most first half points per game in the NBA (58.6), while Orlando allows the 10th-most first half points per game (58.5). Not only that, but the 76ers put up 62 points before halftime arrived on Monday. Expect a fired up Sixers squad to keep its foot on the gas early.

Bet: Philadelphia 76ers First Half Over 61.5 Points (-118)

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