Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 12/16/2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM
TD Garden in Boston
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The Orlando Magic will be going on the road on Wednesday night to take on the Boston Celtics, who have won just five of their 13 home games this season. Last season, the Celtics were able to win three out of their four games against the Magic.
On Monday, the Magic scored just 30 second-half points against the Toronto Raptors and were beaten 95-82 on the road. They did make 48.6 percent of their shot attempts in that loss, but they also turned the ball over 19 times.
So far this season, the Magic have scored less than 94 points per game while allowing their opponents to score about 99 points per game against them. Small forward Tobias Harris has been their top scorer this season by averaging 18.5 points per game, while center Nikola Vucevic has averaged a team-high 11.6 rebounds per game.
The Celtics were able to snap their three-game losing streak on Monday night when they blew out the Philadelphia 76ers 105-87 on the road. Their defense played well in that win, holding Philadelphia to a 35.5 field goal percentage and forcing them into committing 22 turnovers.
Through their first 22 games this season, the Celtics have been one of the top scoring teams in the league by averaging over 104 points per game. Small forward Jeff Green has had a good start to the year by averaging 19.7 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
Orlando Magic are 16-11-0 Against the Spread
Orlando Magic are 12-15-0 against the Over/Under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
Boston Celtics are 11-11-0 Against the Spread
Boston Celtics are 13-9-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/16/14 F Aaron Gordon Foot out indefinitely
12/15/14 G Marcus Smart Achilles out indefinitely
12/15/14 G Marcus Thornton Calf out indefinitely
10/27/14 C Vitor Faverani Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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