Celtics vs Magic predictions 1/24/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic
Date: Friday, January 24, 2020
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Boston -4
Nikola Vucevic and the Orlando Magic (21-24, 2nd in the Southeast Division) play the Boston Celtics (29-14, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) at Amway Center on Friday, January 24, 2020. The line on this game has Boston as 4 point favorites. The over/under is set at 224.
The Celtics are covering the spread 61.0% of the time, having gone 25-16-2 ATS. Orlando is covering 48.8% of the time, going 21-22-2 against the spread.
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
01/22/20 SG Jaylen Brown Ankle is questionable Friday vs Orlando
01/22/20 C Enes Kanter Foot left last game, is questionable Friday vs Orlando
01/22/20 SF Jayson Tatum Groin left last game, is questionable Friday vs Orlando
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
01/17/20 PG D.J. Augustin Knee is OUT 3-4 weeks
01/10/20 SF Al-Farouq Aminu Knee is out for season
01/02/20 PF Jonathan Isaac Knee is out indefinitely
Kemba Walker averages 21.7 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest. He averages 5.0 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Jayson Tatum comes into this contest averaging 21.5 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Aaron Gordon averages 13.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Nikola Vucevic averages 19.0 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 11.1 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.0 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league. Boston averages 112.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 45.7 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 14th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic surrender 104.3 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest, and 20th with 46.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game. Orlando is 29th in the league with 104.0 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -0.3. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 45.0 boards per game and 24th in assists per contest with 22.6. The Magic are 28th in turnovers per game with 12.9.
The Celtics are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.7, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 14th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league. Boston is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league.
Orlando is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Magic are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.9, and their defensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 28th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Celtics/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston -4
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