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Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic Prediction & Betting Tips 12172023 Sport Preview

Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic Prediction & Betting Tips 12/17/2023

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Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic 12/17/2023
  • Take the Celtics on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Magic (+8)
  • Our NBA model projects 219 points, and we suggest taking the under

Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic Preview

Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Magic and Celtics. The game is starting at 3:00 ET on NBCS, and it’s hosted by the Celtics at TD Garden in Boston, MA. Get ready to place your bets!

The odds for this Eastern conference game currently have the Celtics as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 228 points. Check out BetCoco for Boston Celtics – Orlando Magic odds

Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The Magic and Celtics did not have any head-to-head matchups last season. But over the last three times playing each other, the Magic have a record of 2-1. The Magic also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 219 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-2.

  • Although Orlando has a straight up record of 2-3 in their last five road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 2-3. The team averaged 110 points per game in these games.
  • Across their five previous home games, Boston has an ATS mark of 0-5. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-3 while averaging 107 points per game.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Magic have gone 6-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 6-4.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Celtics have a straight up record of 3-0, while going 1-1-1 against the spread.

Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic Prediction

Coming into today’s matchup vs. the Celtics, the Magic are 16-8 overall and are above .500. Within the Eastern Conference, the Magic are 11-5 and are 5-3 in non-conference games.

Currently, Orlando holds an above .500 ATS record of 17-7 so far this year. This season, Orlando has a 8-1 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 9-6 as underdogs.

So far over half of the Magic’s games have surpassed the over/under lines, putting their over/under record at 13-11-0. The average over/under line in their games is 224.3 and they have a -0.7 differential vs. the over/under line this season.

In their previous game, the Magic’s offense finished with 111 points, which is right in line with their current average of 113.9 points per contest. Jalen Suggs was the leading scorer for the Magic, putting up 19 points. In addition, Cole Anthony contributed 17 points.

Currently, the Magic’s defense holds the 4th rank in the NBA, allowing 109.7 points per game.

Orlando struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Celtics, giving up 13. For the game, Boston scored 128 points in the game.

As the Celtics get ready for today’s game, they are looking to build on their four game win streak and currently have a record of 19-5. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 1st place and are also 1st in the Atlantic division.

Boston has an overall ATS record of 10-12 as they come into today’s game. The Celtics maintain an ATS record of 2-8 on the road, while they have a 8-4 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The Celtics have achieved an over/under record of 12-12-0 so far this season. Across the games they’ve played, the combined scoring average is 212.0 points per game, with an average over/under line of 226.5.

The Celtics recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 128 points against the Magic. This output exceeded their season average of 117.8 points per game. Leading the team in scoring is Jayson Tatum, who is averaging 27.5 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jaylen Brown also maintains a PPG average of 21.9 heading into game.

So far this season, the Celtics defense has been performing well, ranking 3rd in the NBA at 109.0 points allowed per contest.

On two point field goal attempts, the Celtics’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 50.3% and allowing 36.7% from beyond the arc.

With a 8-point advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Celtics to secure a 112-107 victory.

Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic Betting Tips

  • Take the Celtics on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Magic (+8)
  • Our NBA model projects 219 points, and we suggest taking the under

Boston Celtics Injury Report

  • Luke Kornet – Adductor – Out
  • Dalano Banton – Illness – Questionable

Orlando Magic Injury Report

  • Joe Ingles – Ankle – Questionable
  • Markelle Fultz – Knee – Doubtful
  • Wendell Carter Jr. – Finger – Out
  • Kevon Harris – Coach’s Decision – Out
  • Jalen Suggs – Wrist – Questionable

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