Orlando Magic vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 8/9/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Boston Celtics
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2020
Location: The Arena in Orlando, Florida
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Kemba Walker and the Boston Celtics (46-23, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) play the Orlando Magic (32-38, 2nd in the Southeast Division) at The Arena on Sunday. The Magic cover 49.2% of the time, having gone 33-34-2 ATS. Boston is covering 60.9% of the time, going 39-25-4 against the spread.
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
08/07/20 PG Michael Carter-Williams Foot is questionable Sunday vs Boston
08/07/20 PF Aaron Gordon Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Boston
08/02/20 PF Jonathan Isaac Knee is out for season
01/10/20 SF Al-Farouq Aminu Knee is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Evan Fournier averages 18.4 points per contest in 31.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 2.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%. Nikola Vucevic comes into this game averaging 19.5 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per night. He grabs 10.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Jayson Tatum averages 23.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per game. He also hauls in 7.0 rebounds per game and dishes 3.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Kemba Walker scores 20.8 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 4.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 107.8 points per contest which is 5th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they allow 24.7 assists per game which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Orlando averages 107.0 points per contest, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 27th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 44.5 boards per contest and 24.2 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 29th with 12.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics give up 107.5 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 22.4 dimes allowed per game and 10th with 44.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest. Boston is 9th in the NBA with 113.6 points per contest this season. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.2. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 9th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.8 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 22.7. The Celtics are 24th in turnovers per contest with 13.7.
The Magic are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.4, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 27th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Orlando is 27th 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 54%, which is 13th in the league.
Boston is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA. The Celtics are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 107.3, and their offensive rating of 113.4 is ranked 4th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 15th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Boston and over the total points
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