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NBA Odds: Magic vs. Celtics

The Orlando Magic will be on the road on Monday night for an NBA betting matchup against the struggling Boston Celtics.

The Magic are just 4-6 straight up and 4-5-1 against the spread in their last 10 games against the Celtics including the 2010 playoffs. The OVER/UNDER went 2-7-1 over those 10 contests.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Celtics and the No. 16-ranked Magic, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 98-91 result in favor of the Magic.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 29-rated squad against Orlando's No. 9-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 17 in the league with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 10 per outing.

Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.4 points per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

Orlando won its last outing, a 92-80 result against the Lakers on January 20. The Magic covered in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 172 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Dwight Howard scored 21 points and added 23 rebounds for a double-double, leading Orlando over Los Angeles, 92-80, on Friday at Amway Center.

The Celtics were a 100-94 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Wizards. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (194) made winners of OVER bettors. Boston got 34 points from Paul Pierce en route to a 100-94 victory over Washington on Sunday at Verizon Center.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing LA Lakers are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Orlando are 7-3
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Magic at Celtics trends to consider:
Orlando is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Orlando is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Orlando's last 9 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 9 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games when playing at home against Orlando

Next up:
Orlando at Indiana, Tuesday, January 24
Boston at Orlando, Thursday, January 26

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