Magic visit Celtics in NBA clash

Orlando Magic Boston Celtics
3-4 November 11, 2013, 07:30 | TD Garden 3-4



The visiting Magic hope to send their backers to the pay window on Monday as they look to cover the spread at TD Garden against the Celtics.

The Celtics bring a 3-4 record (5-2 ATS) to the battle against the 3-4 Magic, who are 5-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 2-5 so far and the Magic go 2-5. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Orlando Magic vs Boston Celtics Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Celtics installed as -2-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 189.5.

This game pits the Celtics, currently No. 27 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Magic, who rate No. 25 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 92-87 victory for the Magic.

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Last time out for Orlando, they were a 104-94 loser as they battled the Hawks on the road. The Magic failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 198 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Orlando got 21 points from Arron Afflalo but lost anyway 104-94 against the Hawks on Saturday at Philips Arena.

In their last action, Boston was a 111-110 winner on the road against the Heat. They covered the 13-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (221) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Celtics grabbed a 111-110 win over the Heat on Saturday, behind a 24-point effort from Jeff Green at AmericanAirlines Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Magic rank No. 1 in the league with 47.71 per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 22 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA’s No. 27-ranked team at 5.14 per game, while the Magic rate No. 15 with 7.71 per contest.

Next up:
Orlando at Milwaukee, Wednesday, November 13th
Boston at Charlotte, Wednesday, November 13th