Check out our free Celtics vs Magic pick and preview for this NBA game in Orlando. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Celtics vs Magic NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic
- Where: Orlando at Amway Center
- Date: Monday, January 23rd
- Betting Odds ORL +7.5, BOS -309 | ORL +244 O/U 232.0
So far, the Celtics have put together an overall record of 35-12, while going 25-21-1 vs the spread. Across the Celtics 9 game win streak, they have an average scoring margin of 10.78 points per game.
Boston is going for another win in today’s game, as they previously took down the Raptors. Going into the game, they were 3 point favorites against the spread. Their 106-104 victory was not enough to cover. Boston was able to come away with the win due to strong 2nd half effort. Heading into the 2nd half, the team faced a 7 point deficit. In the win, Jaylen Brown led the team in scoring with 27 points on a field goal percentage of 43.5%.
The Magic come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 17-29. So far, the team has gone 25-20-1 against the spread. In their previous 3 games, the Magic are averaging 119 points per game while allowing 122. This has led to a record of 1-2.
Orlando is trying to bounce back from a 138-118 loss to the Wizards. Going into this game, the team was 7 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Orlando struggled throughout the game, as they were not able to chip home at a 13 point halftime deficit. In the loss, Markelle Fultz led the team in scoring with 23 points on a field goal percentage of 57.1%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Similar to their season-long average, the Celtics averaged 108.0 points per game vs the Magic. While the Celtics were able to maintain their usual level of production against Orlando, the Magic averaged fewer points per game in the series, at 91.0. When looking at how these teams have performed vs the spread in recent matchups, the Magic have an ATS mark of 4-1. Yet, the Celtics have averaged more points per game in these contests, at 111 compared to Orlando at 111. In these contests, they averaged a combined 216 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 2-2-1.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
For the season, the Boston offense is the 2nd ranked unit in the NBA, at 118.5 points per contest. The Celtics come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 15.5 made 3’s per game. A key to the team’s offensive success is their ability to knock down outside shots, as they are ranked 2nd in 3-point shots made per game. Their overall offensive numbers could go up if they begin to play at a faster pace. So far, they are below the league average in possessions per contest.
So far, the Celtics have played well defensively, as they are ranked 1st in the league at 104.48 points per contest.
On offense, Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics in scoring at 31.2 points per game, placing him 3rd in the NBA. Overall, Tatum has hit 46.8% of his shots while accounting for 24.5% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 25th in points allowed to power-fowards. At 26.9 points per game, Jaylen Brown is the 2nd leading scorer for the Celtics. For the season, he is 50th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 49.3%.
Through 46 games, the Magic are averaging 110.9 points per contest, placing them 27th in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Magic will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.9 made 3’s per game. One area of the team’s offense that has been effective is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are ranked 8th, with an average of 20.0 made free-throws per game.
On defense, the Magic will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 20th ranked unit in points allowed per game.
On offense, Franz Wagner leads the Magic in scoring at 20.5 points per game, placing him 54th in the NBA. Overall, Wagner has hit 49.2% of his shots while accounting for 17.7% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 21st in points allowed to small-forwards. At 20.7 points per game, Paolo Banchero is the 2nd leading scorer for the Magic. For the season, he is 113rd in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 43.7%.
Celtics vs Magic Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Celtics -7.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under 232.0
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