In an Eastern Conference matchup on Friday night, the Philadelphia 76ers (9-9, 10-8 ATS, 8-10 O/U) take on the Orlando Magic (5-13, 8-9-1 ATS, 9-9 O/U). On Wednesday, the Hornets defeated the 76ers on the road. The Magic were defeated by the Pacers in their previous game. The 76ers defeated the Magic 4-0 last season.
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The Philadelphia 76ers have lost two of their last three games coming into this game. They are currently on a three-game road trip. They beat the Nets earlier this week and started their road trip with a 107-101 loss to the Hornets in a game where Philadelphia was a four-point favorite.
The Philadelphia 76ers have been decimated by injuries. Tyrese Maxey and James Harden are out, and Joel Embiid is questionable after missing the previous few games.
Tyrese Maxey (foot) will be out three to four weeks due to a small fracture in his left foot, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
After missing the previous two games due to a foot injury, Joel Embiid is questionable for this one. The 28-year-old center is having an outstanding season, averaging 32.3 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.
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Tobias Harris is being heavily relied on as a result of his injuries. In a loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, the 30-year-old power forward scored 19 points while shooting 1 for 9 from beyond the arc. Harris has 15.6 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game.
The Orlando Magic return home after a three-game road trip. They won the first game in Chicago but were defeated twice by the Pacers, losing 114-113 in the first game and being favored by eight points in the rematch on Monday. The team hasn’t had many recent victories, having lost four of their last five games.
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Paolo Banchero has been out with an ankle injury for several weeks. He was at practice and is being investigated.
The 20-year-old rookie has been outstanding in his first NBA game. Banchero has 30 points in three straight games and an average of 23.5 PPG and 8.3 RPG.