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Game: Philadelphia 76ers at Orlando Magic Apr 16 2012 7:05PM
Prediction: Orlando Magic
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: The Magic let out a big sign of relief last night when news broke that Dwight Howard and his herniated disk will be out of the lineup most likely for the rest of the season. With the win last night in Cleveland, Orlando has clinched a playoff appearance. Now that the distraction of the power struggle between Howard and head coach Stan Van Gundy is “seemingly out of mind”, (Van Gundy confirmed to the press that he is preparing for Howard and Turkoglu to be gone for the rest of the season, and if they return during the playoffs, “it's a bonus”) the Magic can now focus on getting their current roster in order and they have a chance to improve their playoff positioning as they are only one game back of Boston, who sits 4th and in the last playoff spot with home court in the first round. To make matters worse for Orlando, Glen Davis left the game after landing hard on his ankle and will be a game time decision for tonights game. Van Gundy is a good coach with the track record to prove it, and now he will really be put to the test to have success with whoever he has left on the roster after losing Davis, Howard and Turkoglu, who were his starting front-court on opening night. Philadelphia comes to town with a truck-load of money on their back as 70% of the public expect to trounce Orlando in their own barn. It is a mystery to me why a team that has lost 6 of their last 8 games, and eight of the last ten match-ups with the Magic (including 5 straight ATS), is favored on the road. Philly also comes into this game 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games vs a team with at least a .600 home winning percentage (Orlando is .613, 19-12 at home). Orlando returned home late last night after their win in Cleveland, to face the Sixers who are coming off two days rest, Philly is a weak 1-3 this season which indicates further that the line-smakers have slipped up again on this one. Expect Van Gundy to play his reserves until he finds the right matchup. Shifting power forward and 3 pt threat, Ryan Anderson to the C position and let his guards rotate through the rest of them for a very quick and potent lineup. This will result in smaller lineups something that matches up with the smallish 76ers anyway and with fresh legs rotating through the floor the quicker pace of Orlando will be something teams have not seen much from them this season.