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Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic Odds
The Magic will be trying to slam the Celtics on Saturday when the teams tip off at Amway Center in NBA betting action.
This season the Magic are 20-59 overall and 37-42 ATS against the number, while the Celtics are 40-39 and 36-40-3 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Orlando is 42-36-1 on the OU, and Boston is 40-38-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Magic - Celtics odds would favor the Celtics if the lines were set according to power ranks. Orlando is rated No. 27 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Celtics sit at No. 16. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 97-91 win for the Celtics.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Orlando's No. 24-ranked offense (94.3 PPG) against a Celtics defense that ranks No. 12 at 96.6 PPG. The Magic have averaged 44.8% from the field per game, less than the Celtics have managed so far this season (46.3% on average).
Defensively, the Celtics feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.4 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 in the league in scoring at home.
Boston lost its last outing, a 109-101 result against the Heat on April 12. The Celtics covered in that game as a 11.5-point underdog, while the 210 combined points took the game OVER the total. Boston got 25 points from Jeff Green en route to a 109-101 loss against Miami on Friday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
In their last action, Orlando was a 113-103 winner at home against the Bucks. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (216) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Magic got a 30-point performance from Tobias Harris as Orlando handed Milwaukee a 113-103 defeat on Wednesday at Amway Center.
Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a win are 2-8
A few Celtics at Magic trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Boston's last 22 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Boston's last 18 games when playing on the road against Orlando
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Orlando's last 22 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Orlando's last 18 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 6 games at home
Boston home to Indiana, Tuesday, April 16
Orlando home to Chicago, Monday, April 15