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Magic vs 76ers Game Preview and Thread

Not sure if a game preview will be posted on the main page, so I put this one up as a fan post.

The struggling Orlando Magic have their work cut out for them tonight, as they face the much-improved Philadelphia 76ers, who are 14-6 and in first place by 4 1/2 games in the Atlantic Division.

Offensively, the 76ers are averaging 98.7 PPG on 46.9% FG shooting, 73.2% FT shooting, and 38.9% three point shooting. Their offensive rating is 107.4, which is fifth in the league.

Defensively, the 76ers are allowing opposing teams just 87.0 PPG on 41.8% FG shooting and 27.8% on three point shooting. Their defensive rating is 94.6, which is first in the league.

The Magic are averaging 92.3 PPG on 43.9% FG shooting, 63.9% FT shooting, and 38.9% three point shooting, with an offensive rating of 102.7, which is 16th in the league.

The Magic are allowing opposing teams 91.7 PPG on 44.5% FG shooting and 32.9% on three point shooting, with a defensive rating of 101.9, which is 15th in the league.

The 76ers have the clear-cut statistical advantage both offensively and defensively. The Magic need to obviously play at a very high level to have a chance of winning tonight.

The 76ers are 7 1/2 point favorites (http://sportsbook.com).

This FanPost was made by a member of the Orlando Pinstriped Post community, and is to be treated as the opinions and views of its author, not that of the blogger or blog community as a whole.

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