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The Orlando Magic and the Boston Celtics will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at TD Garden.

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 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.

Orlando:
Team record: 14-31 SU, 21-24 ATS
Current streak: lost 7 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 7 of last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 16 of last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of last 11 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of last 21 games when playing Boston

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:
Team record: 22-23 SU, 17-25-3 ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Orlando
is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of last 11 games when playing at home against Orlando

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

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