Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics NBA Picks & Predictions 1/21/2018
Sunday, January 21, 2018
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The Orlando Magic travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Sunday, January 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 10.5 point favorites.
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The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 13-32. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.5 as they are averaging 105.2 points per game while giving up 110.7 per contest. The Celtics have an overall mark of 34-12. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.7 points per contest and giving up 97.9, which is a point differential of 4.8.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 19-26-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 20-25-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 27-17-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 22-23-1 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/30/17 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is out indefinitely
12/24/17 C Nikola Vucevic Hand is out indefinitely
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
01/18/18 G Arron Afflalo Suspension 2-game suspension (eligible to return 01/23 vs Sacramento)
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
10/17/17 SF Gordon Hayward Ankle is out indefinitely
01/20/18 PG Kyrie Irving Shoulder is "?" Sunday vs Orlando
Jonathon Simmons averages 13.9 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%. Evan Fournier comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%.
Kyrie Irving averages 24.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Jayson Tatum averages 13.8 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 110.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league. Orlando averages 105.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.49 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics surrender 97.9 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 20 assists allowed per contest, and 24th with 44.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season. Boston is 23rd in the league with 102.7 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.78. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game and 20th in assists per contest with 22. The Celtics are 19th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Magic are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 111.3, and their offensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 4th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Orlando is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Boston is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 30th in the league. The Celtics are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 101.7 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando +10.5
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