Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
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The Boston Celtics travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 5.5 point favorites.
The Celtics have a record of 25-16. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 6.6 as they average 112.1 points per game while giving up 105.6 per contest. The Magic have an overall mark of 17-24. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 103.0 points per contest and give up 107.2, which is a point differential of -4.3.
Valuable Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 22-18-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 25-15-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 19-20-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 16-25-0 against the over/under
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
12/19/18 C Aron Baynes Hand is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
01/10/19 C Mohamed Bamba Foot is questionable Saturday vs Boston
Jaylen Brown averages 12.0 points per game in 26.2 minutes per contest. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. Jayson Tatum comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Nikola Vucevic averages 20.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.0 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Aaron Gordon averages 15.2 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league. Boston averages 112.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 45.0 rebounds per game and 26.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 16th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic surrender 107.2 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest, and 24th with 46.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game. Orlando is 27th in the league with 103.0 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -4.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 43.1 boards per game and 15th in assists per contest with 24.3. The Magic are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.1.
The Celtics are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 105.8, and their offensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 4th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA. Boston is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 27th in the NBA.
Orlando is 19th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Magic are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 105.3 is ranked 14th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 26th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando +5.5
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