Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 16 (12/16): NBA
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- Dec 17, 2022, 5:09:17 AM
|Time||7:00 p.m. EST|
|Magic money line||+195|
|Magic spread||+6 (-110)|
|Celtics money line||-235|
|Celtics spread||-6 (-110)|
|Over / under||219.5|
2022-2023 season stats
|Orlando Magic||Boston Celtics|
|Home / road record||4-9||7-5|
|Points per game||107.78||106.00|
|Points allowed per game||114.00||108.00|
|Rebounds per game||42.00||43.00|
|Rebounds allowed per game||41.00||42.00|
|Over / under record||12-13||8-17|
The Orlando Magic continue at home and will host the Boston Celtics at the Amway Center on Wednesday night. These teams faced each other twice last season and the Celtics won both games.
The Magic have lost 9 games in a row and are 4-9 at home with a 5-20 record overall ranking 5th in the Southeast division. In their last game at home, they lost 109-102 against the Milwaukee Bucks. Bol Bol and Chuma Okeke made two 3-pointers each to launch Orlando's only serious run of the game, but the Magic could get no closer than seven.
Paolo Banchero is leading the team with 21.7 points per game. Carter Jr. leads the team in rebounds with 9.1 per game while Cole Anthony has 4.3 assists per game for Orlando.
In their last 10 games the Magic are 1-9, averaging 104.2 points, 45.5 rebounds, 24.1 assists, 6.2 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 41.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.5 points per game.
The Celtics get here with a 14-4 record overall and are 7-1 at home ranking 1st in the Atlantic division. In their last game at home, they beat the Mavericks 125-112. Tatum had 37 points and 13 rebounds and Jaylen Brown scored 31.
Jayson Tatum leads the team with 30.9 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists for the Celtics while Marcus Smart is averaging 7.1 assists per game.
In their last 10 games, the Celtics are 9-1, averaging 121.9 points, 43.0 rebounds, 29.2 assists, 7.3 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 52.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.3 points.
LA Celtics are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against Orlando.
LA Celtics are 16-1 SU in their last 17 games against Orlando.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Celtics' last 6 games on the road.
LA Celtics are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Orlando.
Orlando are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games against LA Celtics.
Orlando are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games at home.
The Magic are the worst team in the league right now and have lost 9 games in a row. The Celtics have been up and down this season but they looked great in their last game and are 16-1 in the last 17 games vs Orlando. They are dealing with some injuries but Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are back with the team so they should be able to control this game. Don't expect many points on this game as the Celtics are scoring 109 pts on the road and the Magic average 107 ppg. Take the under.
PICK: Under 219.5 (-110)
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