Magic and Celtics hit the floor in Boston
The Orlando Magic will tip off on the road at TD Garden against the Boston Celtics on Sunday afternoon in the lone NBA betting matchup at the sportsbooks on the day's schedule.
The Celtics are 2-1 both SU and ATS against the Magic so far this season, but Orlando won their last meeting 93-91 as a 3-point home underdog on the NBA odds at the sportsbooks on January 19. The UNDER paid out on the totals in three of their last five games.
The Celtics sport a record of 15-33 and 22-26 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Magic sit at 13-35 and 20-27-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 19-29 for the Celtics and 21-27 for the Magic. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
It's a betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Celtics and the No. 26-ranked Magic, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 87-85 result in favor of the Celtics.
In their last action, Orlando was a 113-102 winner at home against the Bucks. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (215) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Arron Afflalo scored 21 points leading the Magic to a 113-102 victory over Milwaukee at Amway Center on Friday.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 95-94 loser as they battled the 76ers at home. The Celtics failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 189 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Jared Sullinger scored 24 points and added 17 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 95-94 against Philadelphia in NBA action at TD Garden.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 94.58 PPG, against a Magic defense that ranks No. 23 at 102.08 PPG. The Celtics field goal percentage has averaged 43.45% so far, less than the Magic shooters have achieved on the year, 44.19% per game.
A few Magic at Celtics trends to consider:
Orlando is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games
Orlando is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games
Orlando is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Orlando is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Boston is 2-16 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games
Boston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Orlando at Indiana, Monday, February 3rd
Boston at Philadelphia, Wednesday, February 5th