Monday, March 21, 2016
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The Orlando Magic travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Monday, March 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 217.5.
The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 29-39 and a road record of 11-22. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.2 as they are averaging 100.9 points per game while giving up 103 per contest. Orlando is 3-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 16-23. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Celtics have an overall record of 39-30 and a home record of 23-12. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.8 points per game and surrendering 102.4, good for a point differential of 3.4. Boston has a division record of 8-6 and a conference record of 26-19. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Evan Fournier comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Victor Oladipo averages 15.9 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 22 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Avery Bradley averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 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 79%.
Orlando averages 100.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 51.4 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.4 per game. The Magic allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Boston averages 105.8 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 53.3 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 12th with 13.9 per game. The Celtics allow 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.9 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Celtics force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Magic average 99.1 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 -5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.7 per contest. The Magic have an offensive rating of 103.9 and a defensive rating of 106.1. In terms of pace they average 95.7 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 26% of their shots. Orlando turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Celtics score 106.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 99.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -13.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.3 points per game. The Celtics rating on offense is 106.7 and they have a defensive rating of 103.3. They get 98.5 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 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 38-29-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 34-34-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 35-32-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 34-34-1 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
03/20/16 PG Elfrid Payton Elbow is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Toronto
03/19/16 PG C.J. Watson Facial injured last game, probable Sunday vs. Toronto
03/14/16 C Nikola Vucevic Groin out indefinitely
Boston Celtics Injuries
03/18/16 F Jonas Jerebko Achilles expected to miss Sunday vs. Philadelphia
03/13/16 F Jae Crowder Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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