Free NBA Hoops Pick: Celtics vs Magic Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Boston Celtics taking on the Orlando Magic on Saturday January 31 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Boston Celtics (27-21) vs. Orlando Magic (20-25)
Date: Sunday January 31
Time: 6:00 PM EST
Venue: Amway Center – Orlando, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: Celtics -185, Magic +155
NBA Betting Odds: Celtics -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 204.5
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The Celtics have quickly and quietly become an upper echelon team in the Eastern Conference. I am not saying they are a contender but they are pretty good.
After a strong start the Magic have really fallen off. To me they have just found their proper level. They are not very good.
Boston comes to Orlando brimming with confidence. Not only are they on a five game winning streak but they just beat the Magic with ease on Friday night. That evened up the season series between these two teams as Orlando took the earlier game at the Amway Center.
Boston has great depth and they showed it off in the recent victory.
In that one four players off the bench scored in double figures (only three starters did).
The bench mob was led by Marcus Smart and Kelly Olynyk. I like Smart’ game a lot but I am not buying Olynyk as the next Dirk. His ceiling is not that high though I do think he is going to be a solid pro.
Boston is on a roll right now.
To say that the Magic are in a funk is an understatement. They have lost eight in a row and have sunk to 12th in the Eastern Conference.
There are a lot of teams near the playoffs spots in the East so they have to break out of this thing quickly.
Per my intro I really don’t like the way this team is constructed. The combo of Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo can’t shoot and I am not buying Evan Fournier as an elite level wing.
I do like the combo of Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris. Vucevic is crafty and smart and the Magic’s best offensive option. Harris is an effort guy who is a tweener but he has a good basketball IQ and a high motor.
Something the rest of the team lacks.
I am not surprised by the team’s struggles at all and this is not a great spot to end their losing.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 4-0 in Celtics last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Celtics are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Over is 6-1 in Celtics last 7 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Magic are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Over is 4-0 in Magic last 4 games following a ATS loss.
- Over is 4-0 in Magic last 4 games following a straight up loss.
Free NBA Prediction:
Boston is definitely the play in this one. They are on a roll and probably should be favoured by more.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Boston ATS
If you don’t like the Celtics than take a pass. You can’t bet Orlando.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Boston 99 – Orlando 89
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