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Ryan betting the 76ers +5 points over the Magic on March 20th 2017

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic
NBA Point Spread Pick: 76ers +5 (March 20th 2017)

5* graded play on the Philadelphia 76ers (601) as they take on in the Orlando Magic in NBA action set to start at 7:05 PM ET. SIM algorithm shows a high probability that the 76ers will win this game by at least 3 points. Given the favorable projections we like making these opportunistic DOGS combination wagers using the line and money line for maximum return on investment (ROI). In this case the optimal combination is to wager a 4* play on the line and a 1* play using the money line. However, the one single requirements is that we need a +135 Money line to validate the ROI for the combination wager. If it is not at +135, then simply make a 5* wager using the line.

Advanced and Predictive Analytics Discussion Points
The following game situations match the SIM projections and my compiled research for the outcome of this game. Here is a system that has gone 62-26 ATS good for 71% winners since 2011. Play on all teams where the line is +3 to -3 (ORLANDO) off a road win, a bad team, winning 25% to 40% of their games on the season.

Other Fundamental and Technical Discussion Points
If you are new to my service and wager methodologies, I utilize several methods of artificial intelligence ranging from back propagation to decision trees and weighted simulated projections. So, when these align, then I get the graded play. In this case, it clearly shows a solid reason to get on board the 76ers.

76ers have won five straight ATS and have had a much better season than in any of the last five seasons. Orlando is playing horrid defense allowing better than 50% shooting to 4 of their last 5 opponents. 76ers have  a great coach in Brett Brown, who teaches and leads with his team showing up every night to play their best.

  • John Ryan’s proven algorithm has identified a High-Powered winner in the marquee matchup between the Warriors and the Thunder tonight. Currently 51-40 (56%) over his last 93 NBA picks! $1,000/game bettors have made $8,710 since November 11, 2016, by following his advice!

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick from Brandon Shively: January 20th 2017

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Orlando Magic
NBA Pick: Orlando +3 points (January 20th 2017)

I like the time to buy in on the Magic tonight. Things can’t get much worse for them. They just played a dreaded 6 game road trip on the West Coast. The good news is they are back home and have had 1 day of rest. The Magic’s next game is at home Sunday vs the Warriors. Having lost 3 straight and 7 of their last 8, the Magic know this is an important game because their last home win was before Christmas. They need to give the fans some hope and reason to come fill the gym Sunday against the Warriors. Orlando knows that game vs the Warriors is more than likely a loss and the need to win is now.

Players have spoken. Nikola Vucevic summed it up nicely here and I would think that would get the players attention….“I don’t think anybody is happy with where we are at,” Nikola Vucevic said. “We have to show up mad. But then show up mad. Be mad on the court. Mad doesn’t mean go out there and do dumb stuff. It’s playing the right way. Bring the effort, play mad, show some passion. You are supposed to do that if you play basketball. If you enjoy the game, it’s automatic. It’s never a question to do it.” Jeff Green, another veteran, was vocal about the lack of effort. I expect a fully motivated Magic team here.

There is reason for excitement after a 6 game road trip. There is also motivation playing with same season double revenge against the Bucks. Home Dogs coming off a 6 game road trip are 60-45-2 ATS (57.1%). When our home dog lost the last 3 road games on their road trip, they improve to 24-13 ATS (64.9%). When we add in the home dog playing with double revenge, like the Magic, these home dogs are 14-6-1 ATS (70%) since 1996.

The Bucks are on a 3 game skid having lost the 3 games by 9, 13, and 19 points. They have won 8 road games this year. This will be only their 3rd time as a road favorite this season. Their last two road wins have been by 1 and 2 points.

While the Magic are on a losing streak, they have not given up in the 4th quarter. They have either won the 4th quarter or played to close over their last 5 road games. For the Bucks, they got outscored in the 4th quarter of their last 4 games.

This game is more important to Orlando I think than meets the eye. They are facing a team on a skid also, and the Magic have played better 4th quarters lately. In January, the Bucks rank 28th in offensive rating in the 4th. The Magic rank 20th.

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Orlando is 19-9-1 ATS as a homedog of 5 or less points, playing with revenge and off 3 losses. This is a rare spot for the Bucks to have lost 3 straight and still be a road favorite here that the public is in love with. Take the Magic at home to get the cover. (1* Orlando Magic)

Clippers vs. Magic NBA Point Spread Pick from Larry Ness: January 11th 2017

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Orlando Magic
NBA Point Spread Pick: Orlando +9.5 (January 11th 2017)

The 16-23 Orlando Magic will be in Staples Center tonight to take on the 26-14 Clippers. The Magic lost 111-95 to the Lakers on Sunday at Staples and have had a few days in LA before this one. I’m not so sure the team much enjoyed itself, as Orlando has lost five of its last six games and has had head coach Frank Vogel perplexed the team’s performances. “It’s tough to figure out, and we just have to feel the game out better,” Vogel said. “When we’re too perimeter-oriented and the shots aren’t falling from the perimeter, we’ve got to drive the basketball more and get it inside and not settle. This team doesn’t pass the ball instinctually very well, and we preach it all the time. We show them the situations where they can improve, and they show flashes where they are making a real genuine effort and it looks good, but it leaves us for whatever reason.”

The Clippers lost six games in a row from Dec 23 through Dec 31, with most of the damage coming without both PG Chris Paul (17.7-5.3-9.8) and PF Blake Griffin (21.2-8.8-4.7). Griffin remains out after undergoing knee surgery last month but Paul returned Friday (he had sat out seven of eight games) in a 106-98 victory over the Sacramento Kings, hitting some clutch free throws to seal the win late. He was then outstanding Sunday in a 98-86 win over the Miami Heat, scoring 19 points and handed out 18 assists in 29 minutes!

The Magic are an inconsistent offensive team, ranking 27th in scoring (98.9 PPG), while connecting on 43.8 percent of their shots (25th), including 33. percent on threes (27th). The Magic haven’t been awful on the road (9-10 SU & 10-9 ATS) and they are catching the Clippers at a time when Doc Rivers sees his team coming back together, after a shaky stretch. The Clippers allowed 110.5 PPG during their six-game losing skid but in the four straight wins, have allowed 97.0 PPG. LA owns SIX straight wins over Orlando butthe Magic lost just 113-108 in their last meeting back on Dec 14 at Orlando. The Clipps have righted the ship but this is still a lot of points to lay with Griffin out and Rivers keeping an eye on Paul’s minutes. Take teh points with the Magic. Good luck…Larry