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NBA Odds: Celtics Magic Rematch

The Boston Celtics will take on the Orlando Magic for the second time this week when they hit the floor in Florida on Thursday.

The Celtics' defense smothered the Magic when the teams met in Boston on Monday night, as they won 87-56 as a 7-point underdog. The combined score of that contest was an easy UNDER result.

View Boston vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Magic in this one, they're listed as 8-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 175 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 16-rated Magic and the No. 24-rated Celtics in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 95-92 win for the Magic on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 9-rated squad against Boston's No. 29-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 1 in the league with 9.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 19 with 5.8 per outing.

Defensively, the Celtics feature the league's No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 99.2 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.

The Magic were a 102-83 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pacers. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (185) made winners of OVER bettors. Ryan Anderson scored 24 points leading the Magic to a 102-83 victory over Indiana at Conseco Fieldhouse on Tuesday.

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing New Orleans are 9-1
After playing Indiana are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Celtics at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston's last 10 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing Boston
Orlando is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Boston home to Indiana, Friday, January 27
Orlando at New Orleans, Friday, January 27

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