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Monday March 25th NBA Free Pick: Sixers at Magic

Philadelphia Just -2 Favorites at Orlando

The Sixers seem like they should be heavier favorites over Orlando in the March 25th NBA free pick with oddsmakers setting the line at Philadelphia -2. Sure the 76ers are coming off a 2 point loss in Atlanta, but they had put together a 6 game win streak prior. The Magic have rattled off four wins of their own, but need the win Monday as they are 1GB from the Heat for the 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Recharged Sixers Aim to Get Back to Their Winning Ways

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Jimmy Butler has been on a nice scoring run lately.

Philadelphia looked way too comfortable their last time out, losing 127-129 loss at Atlanta. Then again, it was a very winnable game that would have stretched the Sixers winning streak to 7 games. The Philly offense has looked superb over their recent run, scoring 118 points or more in five consecutive outings. Philadelphia has also allowed 114 points to opponents in five in a row which makes Monday’s 219 a potential ‘over’ play.

Joel Embiid has been on a tear lately, going for 27, 37, and 40 points the last three games while grabbing at least 15 rebounds in 4 of 5. Jimmy Butler is also on a nice scoring run with 22+ in five straight. The Sixers currently sit in third in the East, but have a 2.5 game lead over the 4th place Pacers.

Magic Fighting For Their Postseason Lives

Vucevic needs some help if Orlando wants to pull off the upset in this one.

Orlando will likely be in a must-win situation from here on out or until they are at least mathematically eliminated from postseason contention. The Magic are playing with a sense of urgency too, winning four in a row. That recent record can be a bit misleading however as the victories have come vs. Cleveland, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Memphis all at home. Orlando is a solid 20-16 at the Amway Center. The Sixers are also 1-4 ATS their last five vs. a team with a losing record and Orlando is 3 games under .500 on the season.

One thing Orlando does have going for them in the March 25th NBA free pick is their defense vs. the C position. Nikola Vucevic and the Magic front court rank 4th vs. opposing C. That being said Jonas Valanciunas just had a 23 point, 24 rebound night vs. Orlando on Friday so Embiid should be in for a big night. Evan Fournier has picked up his scoring in the last two games and if Aaron Gordon can get back on track after putting up just 5 points the last game the Magic have a great chance at the upset.

March 25th NBA Free Pick Betting

Philadelphia has gone 2-1 vs. the Magic this season, losing 106-111 in their only other trip to Orlando. Embiid had a triple double in that game, but was held to 19 points while Vucevic went for 30. The Magic have a nice four game win streak going, but it came against inferior competition. Philly gets back on the winning trails in this one.

NBA Free Pick: Philadelphia 76ers -2

 

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Carl Taylor

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