Orlando Magic vs Boston Celtics Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 23 (1/23): NBA

Orlando Magic vs Boston Celtics Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 23 (1/23): NBA

 

Odds

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
Record 17-29 35-12
Home / road record 11-12 17-7
Streak L1 W9
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
 

Preview

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. 

 

Orlando Magic

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.

Boston Celtics

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.

 

BETTING TRENDS

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.

 

Prediction

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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