NBA Game Preview - Celtics underdogs vs Magic at Orlando

Boston Celtics Orlando Magic
1-4 November 08, 2013, 07:00 | Amway Center 3-2



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

The Magic sport a record of 3-2 and 5-0 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Celtics sit at 1-4 and 3-2 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-3 for the Magic and 1-4 for the Celtics. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Celtics before tip-off in this one found them as 5.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 189.5 at TopBet.

The Magic sit at No. 27 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Celtics are at No. 26 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Magic will win this game 95-85.

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Last time out for Boston, they were a 97-87 winner as they battled the Jazz at home. The Celtics covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 184 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Boston earned a 97-87 victory over Utah on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Brandon Bass at TD Garden.

Last time out for Orlando, they were a 98-90 winner as they battled the Clippers at home. The Magic covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 188 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Magic got a 30-point performance from Nikola Vucevic as Orlando handed Los Angeles a 98-90 defeat on Wednesday at Amway Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 1-rated squad against Boston's No. 28-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 12 in the league with 8.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 27 with 4.8 per outing.

A few Celtics at Magic trends to consider:
Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games
Boston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Boston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Orlando is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Orlando is 5-18 SU in its last 23 games
Orlando is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Orlando is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home


Next up:
Boston at Miami, Saturday, November 9th
Orlando at Atlanta, Saturday, November 9th
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