Celtics vs Magic Prediction, Pick, and Preview, November 3 (11/3): NBA
- Nov 3, 2021, 8:14:20 PM
Credit: photo by Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||7:00 p.m. EST|
|Celtics money line||-290|
|Celtics spread||-7.5 (-105)|
|Magic money line||+240|
|Magic spread||+7.5 (-115)|
|Over / under||215.5 (-115)|
|Road / home record||2-2||0-2|
|Last 10 record||2-5||2-6|
|Over / under record||4-3||6-2|
|Field Goal %/game||43.18%||43.40%|
|Field Goal % Allowed/game||45.63%||45.29%|
|Points / game||113.86||103.88|
|Points allowed / game||119.71||111.50|
Tonight we have the Celtics taking on the Magic in Orlando. The Celtics have struggled to start the year as they have been getting torched on the defensive end. The Magic come into this game also struggling as they battle a plethora of injuries to some key players.
The Celtics come into this game healthy. They are on the struggle bus to start the season as they have dropped 3 games straight. They also haven't been very efficient on the offensive end. They have the talent to turn things around and a matchup with the Magic is the perfect spot to do so.
The Magic come into this game with key injuries that have yet to make their season debut so we can look over them for now. The only injury that effects this game some would be Gary Harris being questionable. This is a young Magic squad that is waiting for some key players to get back from injury to fully see their potential. They could be in for a rough night against a talented albeit struggling Celtics team.
The Celtics are in a perfect spot to turn things around tonight when they take on a young and beat up Magic team. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Breown will be leading this squard every night and can score at will while beign active on the boards and the defensive end. The Magic will have no answer for either of them tonight so they should have their way in this matchup. Rober Williams and Al Horford will take up the froncourt and both have been excellent to start the season. Horford is playing his full workload and has been great this seaosn and Williams has been what Celtics fans have been waiting for, a defensive stud that can fill the stat sheet up. The likes of Marcus Smart and Dennis Schroder are also nice role players that can playmake and score and are also active on the defensive end. The Celtics are clearly the better team in this matchup and should be able to pick up and easy win tonight and look to continue to turn things around.
The Magic come into this game struggling as they are missing some key pieces. They are being lead by Cole Anthony who has stepped it up a bit this season as he has been getting more usage than years past. Mo Bamba and Wendell Carter make up the front court and have been good this season but could prove no match for the likes of Al Horford and Robert Williams. Jalen Suggs, Franz Wagner and Terrance Ross are all guys that can produce in all areas but are mainly on the floor for their scoring. They could find some success against this Celtics team whose defense has been abysmal to start the season if their shot is falling.
I'll be on the Celtics tonight as I expect the the defense to start to step it up here and going against this Magic team is the spot to do it. The Magic will have no answer for Tatum and Brown and they should have their way with this young and beat up Magic squad.
PICK: Celtics -7.5 (-105)
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