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ORL
at
PHI
(707) Orlando vs. Philadelphia (708) 6:30 PM | Fri, Aug 07 2020
Sport: NBA | Star Rating: 7.0 Evaluation: Win (700) - Final Score PHI 108 at ORL 101
Pick
-4.5 PHI (-110) @ Fanduel

The slumping Orlando Magic have lost two in a row after back to back losses to Toronto and Indiana. They are trying to stay ahead of Brooklyn for the seventh seed in the East. Aaron Gordon left the Toronto game early with a hamstring injury. This could be a huge loss for the Magic and damage any chance of a deep playoff run. The Magic's defense has been a strength of the team all season as they hold their opponents to just 107.8 points a game. That makes the loss of Gordon even more important as he was the team's best defensive player. Michael Carter-Williams is also questionable for the Magic with a foot injury.


Philadelphia on the other hand will be going for their third straight win after beating San Antonio and Washington. Philadelphia has its own injury problems as Ben Simmons is out indefinitely after suffering a partially dislocated left kneecap. Simmons was the third-leading scorer and second-leading rebounder, while also leading the Sixers in assists.


Orlando is not a high output offense and that is even more so without Gordon. The loss of Simmons hurts but they will lean on al Horford to pick up the slack. Embiid will be too much to handle and the 76'ers will get the win and cover.
Play on Philadelphia. This is a 7* play

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