Friday, January 27, 2017
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The Orlando Magic head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Friday, January 27, 2017. The opening line for this game has Boston as 5 point favorites.
The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 18-29. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.1 as they are averaging 99.7 points per game while giving up 104.9 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 27-18. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.6 points per game and surrendering 105.8, good for a point differential of 1.9.
Serge Ibaka comes into this game averaging 15.2 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this year for the Magic. He pulls down 7 rebounds per contest and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Nikola Vucevic averages 13.8 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 9.8 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
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Al Horford averages 15.5 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Isaiah Thomas averages 29.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Orlando averages 99.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.2 per game. The Magic allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.6 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Boston averages 107.6 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 49.1 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 6th with 12.7 per game. The Celtics allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.1 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Celtics force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Magic have an offensive rating of 103.4 and a defensive rating of 108.8. In terms of pace they average 96 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 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 111.6 and they have a defensive rating of 109.7. They get 96 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 11.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 19-26-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 21-26-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 24-19-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 24-21-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
01/26/17 PG D.J. Augustin Ankle "?" Friday vs. Boston
01/23/17 G CJ Wilcox Knee out indefinitely
01/19/17 G Jodie Meeks Thumb out indefinitely
01/15/17 G Evan Fournier Heel out indefinitely
Boston Celtics Injuries
01/26/17 C Al Horford Groin injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Orlando
01/26/17 PG Demetrius Jackson Illness "?" Friday vs. Orlando
01/26/17 F Gerald Green Illness "?" Friday vs. Orlando
01/23/17 PG Avery Bradley Achilles out indefinitely
01/09/17 G James Young Ankle out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Boston -5
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