Magic take on Celtics in hoops contest

Orlando MagicBoston Celtics
Feb 1, 7:30 PM | TD Garden

Orlando Magic vs Boston Celtics Odds

14-31TEAM RECORD22-23

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Boston and Orlando on Friday, with the host Celtics trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

Boston battles the Magic, currently with a 14-31 mark (21-24 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 21-23-1 for the Celtics and 25-19-1 for the Magic. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 23-rated Magic taking on the No. 21-rated Celtics in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 95-92 win for the Celtics on Friday.

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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. 13-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 28 in the league with 5.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 16 with 6.9 per outing.

Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.3 points per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Orlando was a 113-97 loser on the road against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (210) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Magic wasted a 29-point performance from J.J. Redick as New York ran past them 113-97 on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

The Celtics were a 99-81 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (180) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Celtics grabbed a 99-81 win over the Kings on Wednesday, behind a 16-point effort from Paul Pierce at TD Garden.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing New York are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing LA Clippers are 7-3
After playing Sacramento are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Magic at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Orlando's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Orlando's last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Orlando's last 11 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Orlando's last 21 games when playing Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Orlando
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 11 games when playing at home against Orlando

Next up:
Orlando at Milwaukee, Saturday, February 2
Boston home to LA Clippers, Sunday, February 3

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