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2021 NBA Handicapping
(2-5) Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic (2-6)
Date: Wednesday, November 3rd
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Celtics -300 | Magic +245(Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 216
Last season, these two teams met up in three games. Boston took the series 3-0 with a combined score of 368 to 289.
Offensively, the Magic averaged 122 points per game. Boston scored 96 points per contest.
The Boston Celtics enter today’s game having lost 3 straight games. As of late, the Celtics have really struggled to pick up wins, having won just 2 of their past 7 games
As the road team, the Celtics travel to Orlando with a positive plus-minus of rating 3.5 points. Overall the Celtics are ranked 24th among NBA teams in point differential (0.9).
Among NBA teams they have played the 17th toughest schedule.
For bettors, taking the Boston Celtics to cover the spread has been a losing bet as they are covering the spread in 28.60%% of their games.
Their season-long plus-minus against the spread is -8.1.
On offense, the team’s leading scorer is shooting guard Jaylen Brown. So far, Brown is averaging 26.67 points per game.
The Celtics’ best three-point shooter has also been Brown, connecting on 2.83 shots from downtown per game.
Al Horford has been in charge of cleaning up the glass, hauling in 10.4 boards per game.
The Orlando Magic enter today’s game, having won 2 of their past 8 games. When playing in Orlando the Magic have played at a below .500 rate, having gone 0-2
This has come while playing 16th toughest schedule. As they take on the Celtics at home, the Magic have a negative home plus-minus of -17.0 points.
Overall the Magic are ranked 28th among NBA teams in point differential (-9.3).
For bettors, taking the Orlando Magic to cover the spread has been a losing bet as they are covering the spread in 37.50% of their games. Their season-long plus-minus against the spread is 1.1.
On offense, the team’s leading scorer is PG Cole Anthony. So far, Anthony is averaging 19.38 points per game.
The Magic’s best three-point shooter has also been Cole Anthony, connecting on 3.12 shots from downtown per game.
Wendell Carter Jr. has been in charge of cleaning up the glass, hauling in 9.88 boards per game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Celtics are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games.
- Under is 4-1 in Celtics last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Orlando.
- Celtics are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Free Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic NBA Prediction:
In terms of pace, both of these teams should be comfortable as the Magic and Celtics hover around the league average in possessions per game. On average, the Celtics win vs average-paced teams 60% of the time, compared to Orlando’s rate of 13%.
A key matchup to keep an eye on is how well Boston can defend against an Orlando offense near the bottom of the league. So far, bad offenses are averaging 3 points above expectation. But, the Celtics win 65% of the time by an average MOV of 7 points.
When Orlando faces off against offenses similar to Boston, they win just 30% of the time. Usually, they lose these games by at least 10 points.
The Celtics should have no problem scoring points as they are competing against one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA. On average, they score 8 points above the league-wide expectation and win by a margin of 6 points.
With the spread sitting at -6.5 in favor of the Celtics, I am taking Boston to cover this number.
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