Sunday, January 31, 2016
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The Boston Celtics travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Sunday, January 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 27-21 and a road record of 13-11. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.3 as they are averaging 104.6 points per game while giving up 100.3 per contest. Boston is 6-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 20-14. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Magic have an overall record of 20-25 and a home record of 12-11. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 98.7 points per game and surrendering 99.9, good for a point differential of -1.2. Orlando has a division record of 1-8 and a conference record of 10-19. In their last 10 games they are 1-9.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 21.5 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Avery Bradley averages 14.8 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Victor Oladipo averages 13.7 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Tobias Harris averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Boston averages 104.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.4 per game. The Celtics allow 100.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.7 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Orlando averages 98.7 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 51.1 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 15th with 14.7 per game. The Magic allow 99.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Magic force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Celtics average 105.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 113.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 17.3 per contest. The Celtics have an offensive rating of 105.6 and a defensive rating of 101.2. In terms of pace they average 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Magic score 101.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 98.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -10.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.6 points per game. The Magic rating on offense is 103.4 and they have a defensive rating of 104.6. They get 94 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Orlando turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 26-21-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 23-24-1 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 23-21-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 22-23-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Orlando Magic Injuries
12/13/15 PG C.J. Watson Calf out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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