Friday, March 31, 2017
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The Orlando Magic head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Friday, March 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has Boston as 11 point favorites.
The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 27-48. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.1 as they are averaging 100.6 points per game while giving up 106.7 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 48-27. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.7 points per game and surrendering 105.1, good for a point differential of 2.6.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 29-44-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 34-41-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 37-36-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 35-39-1 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
03/30/17 F Jeff Green Back doubtful Friday vs. Boston
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Elfrid Payton comes into this game averaging 12.5 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per night so far this year for the Magic. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per contest and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Nikola Vucevic averages 14.7 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 10.4 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
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Isaiah Thomas averages 29.2 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Al Horford averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 100.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.11 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 13.3 per game. The Magic allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston averages 107.7 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 25 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 20th with 13.4 per game. The Celtics allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Celtics force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Magic have an offensive rating of 103.5 and a defensive rating of 109.8. In terms of pace they average 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Orlando turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 111 and they have a defensive rating of 108.3. They get 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando +11
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