Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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The Boston Celtics travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 12-9. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 104.8 points per game while giving up 104.0 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 9-12. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 93.2 points per game and surrendering 97.1, good for a point differential of -3.9.
Al Horford comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Isaiah Thomas averages 26 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Evan Fournier averages 17.2 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Nikola Vucevic averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.4 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Boston averages 104.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 49.4 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 12.3 per game. The Celtics allow 104 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.6 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Orlando averages 93.2 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 54.1 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 13th with 13.6 per game. The Magic allow 97.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Magic force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 109 and a defensive rating of 108.2. In terms of pace they average 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Magic rating on offense is 99.2 and they have a defensive rating of 103.3. They get 94 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Orlando turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 11-10-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 7-14-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 8-12-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 6-15-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Orlando Magic Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando +5
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