Friday, January 29, 2016
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The Orlando Magic travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Friday, January 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 20-24 and a road record of 8-13. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 98.8 points per game while giving up 99.6 per contest. Orlando is 1-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 10-18. They are 1-9 in their last 10 games. The Celtics have an overall record of 26-21 and a home record of 13-10. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 104.4 points per game and surrendering 100.4, good for a point differential of 4. Boston has a division record of 6-5 and a conference record of 19-14. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Victor Oladipo comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Tobias Harris averages 13.7 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 21.6 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Avery Bradley averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Orlando averages 98.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 51.2 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.7 per game. The Magic allow 99.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Boston averages 104.4 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 13th with 14.4 per game. The Celtics allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th 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 statistics. Opponents average 55.9 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Celtics force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Magic average 96.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 106 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.7 per contest. The Magic have an offensive rating of 103.5 and a defensive rating of 104.3. In terms of pace they average 93.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Orlando turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Celtics score 103.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 113 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 17.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.6 points per game. The Celtics rating on offense is 105.4 and they have a defensive rating of 101.3. They get 98.4 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 30% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 23-20-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 21-23-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 25-21-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 22-24-1 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
12/13/15 PG C.J. Watson Calf out indefinitely
Boston Celtics Injuries
01/28/16 PG Isaiah Thomas Ankle probable Friday vs. Orlando
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando
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