Orlando Magic vs Boston Celtics Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 23 (1/23): NBA
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- Jan 23, 2023, 6:27:27 AM
|Time||7:00 p.m. EST|
|Magic money line||+290|
|Magic spread||+7.5 (-110)|
|Celtics money line||-350|
|Celtics spread||-7.5 (-110)|
|Over / under|
2022-2023 season stats
|Orlando Magic||Boston Celtics|
|Home / road record||11-12||17-7|
|Points per game||110.00||118.00|
|Points allowed per game||106.00||112.00|
|Rebounds per game||42.00||44.00|
|Rebounds allowed per game||40.00||43.00|
|Over / under record||25-21||22-24-1|
The Orlando Magic return home to host the Boston Celtics at the Amway Center on Friday night. These teams already faced each other 3 times so far this season and surprinsingly the Magic lead 2-1.
The Magic have lost 4 of their last 6 games and are 11-12 at home with a 17-29 record overall ranking 4th in the Southeast division. The Magic have gone 7-19 against Eastern Conference teams. Orlando has an 11-18 record against teams over .500.
Paolo Banchero is scoring 20.7 points per game and averaging 6.5 rebounds for the Magic. Franz Wagner is averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Orlando.
In their last 10 games the Magic are 4-6, averaging 114.1 points, 40.5 rebounds, 24.1 assists, 7.4 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.9 points per game.
The Celtics get here with a 35-12 record overall and are 17-7 on the roade ranking 1st in the Atlantic division. The Celtics are 20-8 against Eastern Conference opponents. Boston is second in the league scoring 118.5 points per game while shooting 47.5%..
Marcus Smart is averaging 11.1 points and 7.2 assists for the Celtics. Tatum is averaging 29.5 points and 8.2 rebounds while shooting 46.1% over the past 10 games for Boston.
In their last 10 games, the Celtics are 9-1, averaging 118.2 points, 47.8 rebounds, 27.5 assists, 5.7 steals and 6.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.8 points.
Boston are 9-0 SU in their last 9 games.
Boston are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Orlando.
Boston are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games against Orlando.
Boston are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
Boston are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Orlando.
Orlando are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Orlando's last 18 games.
Orlando are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games.
The Magic have lost 6 of their 10 games on the road but they have covered the spread in 4 of their last 5 and already beat the Celtics twice this season. The Celtics have been on fire as they're on a 9 game winning streak but have failed the covered the spread in their last 2 and are dealing with injuries in Brogdon and Smart who will be out for this game. The Magic have a good record ATS at home so I expect them to keep this game close. Take the Magic.
PICK: Magic +7.5 (-110)
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