Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics NBA Betting Tips 4/7/2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019
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The Orlando Magic travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Sunday, April 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 6.5 point favorites.
The Magic have a record of 40-40. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 0.5 as they average 107.0 points per game while giving up 106.5 per contest. The Celtics have an overall mark of 48-32. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 112.4 points per contest and give up 107.8, which is a point differential of 4.6.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 42-35-3 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 36-44-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 37-41-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 44-34-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/05/19 C Mohamed Bamba Leg is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
04/05/19 G Jaylen Brown Back is questionable Sunday vs Orlando
04/05/19 PG Terry Rozier Illness left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Orlando
Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 12.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Aaron Gordon averages 15.9 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Kyrie Irving averages 23.8 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Jayson Tatum averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 107.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.3 per game. The Magic allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston is 14th in the league with 112.4 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 44.6 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 26.3. The Celtics are 28th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Celtics surrender 107.8 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest and 20th with 45.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game.
The Magic are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 8th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 20th. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Orlando is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA.
Boston is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league. The Celtics are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.3, and their defensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 6th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston -6.5
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