Free NBA Pick: Celtics vs Magic Lines
Looking for Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic free NBA picks? NBA betting sees the Celtics taking on the Magic on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(12-9) Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic (10-12)
Date: Wednesday December 7th
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Boston -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 197.5
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The Orlando Magic are coming off their fourth win in five nights after beating the Washington Wizards in their last matchup 124-116. While the Boston Celtics weren’t as fortunate, coming away on the losing end of a tough one point loss to the Houston Rockets (final score 107-106.)
Boston did a fantastic job keeping the game close with the Houston Rockets, but a fourth quarter collapse allowed their adversary to pull out on top.
The Celtics gave up 30 points in the final frame of action, while scoring just 23 points themselves. That was the difference between winning and losing this game, as they ultimately came up on the wrong side of a one-point deficit.
Boston just couldn’t contain James Harden all night, allowing him to go off for 37 points while shooting an efficient 8-14 from the field.
That was a key catalyst in why the Celtics came up on the wrong end of the loss. But if they can do a better job containing their opponents’ next match they’ll have a better opportunity at winning the game.
The first thing they’ve got to do is hold the Magic perimeter players in check. They cannot allow Evan Fournier, D.J. Augustin or Elfrid Payton to go off. If they can do just that, they’ll pull away on top in this outing.
The Orlando Magic dominated the Washington Wizards in their last outing beating them 124-116. Orlando’s second unit totally outplayed Washington’s bench, and that was the difference maker in why they came out on top.
Jeff Green, Jodie Meeks and Elfrid Payton all poured in double-digit scoring totals. With Payton leading the way with 25, while Jeff Green pitched in 20 points, and Jodie Meeks dropped 18 points.
Their play really helped catapult the Orlando Magic offense, because the starters weren’t the only ones scoring this evening. Instead, the bench did a fantastic job pitching in enough offense to get the team the win.
However, now they’re going to need that exact same play from those three next game. The Orlando Magic can’t expect to beat Boston with just their starting unit, so the bench has got to pitch in, if they’re to come out with the win.
Boston has the more overall talented team, but if Orlando can get some production out of their bench unit again, they’ll be able to pull out the “W” in this game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Celtics are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games
- Celtics are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference
- Celtics are 13-6-1 ATS in the last 20 meetings
- Magic are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games
- Magic are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games
Free Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic NBA Prediction:
The Boston Celtics are favorites to win this one, so look for them to come out on top. Orlando will keep this game tight, but Boston’s talent should get them the win.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: -4.5
Both of these teams have good defensive units, so look for this to be a low scoring affair. Don’t expect both teams to go off for 110 points apiece, because that’s just not going to happen.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Celtics 102 – Magic 97
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