On Friday night, the Philadelphia 76ers (9-9, 10-8 ATS, 8-10 O/U) face the Orlando Magic (5-13, 8-9-1 ATS, 9-9 O/U) in an Eastern Conference matchup. The Hornets defeated the 76ers on the road on Wednesday. In their previous game, the Magic were defeated by the Pacers. Last season, the 76ers defeated the Magic 4-0.
Final Injury Update Orlando Magic – Philadelphia 76Ers
The Philadelphia 76ers come into this game having lost two of their last three games. They’re in the midst of a three-game road trip. They defeated the Nets earlier this week and began their road trip with a 107-101 loss to the Hornets in a game in which Philadelphia was labeled as a four-point favorite.
Injuries have decimated the Philadelphia 76ers. They are missing Tyrese Maxey and James Harden, and Joel Embiid is questionable after missing the previous few games.
Joel Embiid is questionable for this game after missing the previous two due to a foot injury. The 28-year-old center is having a fantastic season, averaging 32.3 points per game and 10.1 rebounds per game.
Due to the injuries, Tobias Harris is being heavily relied on. In Wednesday’s loss in Charlotte, the 30-year-old power forward scored 19 points while shooting 1 for 9 from beyond the arc. Harris has accumulated 15.6 PPG and 6.1 RPG.
After a three-game road trip, the Orlando Magic return home. They won the first game in Chicago but were beaten twice by the Pacers, losing 114-113 in the first game and being eight-point underdogs in the rematch on Monday. There haven’t been many victories recently, with the team losing four of their last five games.
Injuries continue to be a factor, with several key players out of commission or questionable.
Paolo Banchero has been out for several weeks due to an ankle injury. He was at practice and is suspect.
In his first NBA game, the 20-year-old rookie has been outstanding. Banchero has scored 30 points in consecutive games and has an average of 23.5 PPG and 8.3 RPG.