Orlando Magic vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 3/21/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Boston Celtics
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+9)
The Orlando Magic (14-27) are headed to TD Garden on Sunday where they'll take on the Boston Celtics (20-21). The odds on this game have Boston as 9-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 217.
The Orlando Magic played the Brooklyn Nets and notched a win by a score of 121-113 in their last contest. Orlando finished the game having earned a 51.2% field goal percentage (43 out of 84) and made 21 of their 40 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Magic converted 14 of their 20 attempts for a rate of 70.0%. In relation to grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 44 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 26 dimes in this contest in addition to forcing 8 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In regard to the defense, Orlando allowed their opponent to shoot 47.3% from the field on 43 out of 91 shooting. Brooklyn distributed 24 assists and had 9 steals for this contest. Additionally, Brooklyn grabbed 39 rebounds (9 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 1 block. Brooklyn finished 73.9% from the charity stripe by knocking down 17 of their 23 shots. They made 10 out of their 37 tries from downtown.
Aaron Gordon is someone who had an impact in this contest. He scored 38 points on 14 out of 20 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36:00 mins and grabbed 6 rebounds. Gordon finished 70.0% from the floor and also totaled 4 dimes. One more player that was a contributor in the matchup for the Magic was Evan Fournier. He collected 3 rebounds in his 35:25 min played. He finished shooting 76.9% from the field for the matchup by connecting on 10-of-13 (31 points). When all was said and done, Fournier had 2 assists.
Orlando enters this one with a win-loss record of 14-27 for the year. They are turning it over 13.5 times per contest and as a team are committing 16.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Orlando is collecting 46.6 rebounds per contest and has racked up 930 assists on the year, which ranks 25th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Magic are shooting 35.8% on shots from 3-point land (495 of 1,382) and 78.8% from the free throw line. They are averaging 104.7 points per outing (29th in basketball) while hitting 43.2% from the field. Defensively, the Magic are forcing 12.7 turnovers per game while drawing 18.0 personal fouls. The Magic defense is allowing a FG percentage of 46.8% (521 of 738) and they relinquish 45.9 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 23rd in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,054 surrendered this season. They are giving up 36.6% from beyond the arc and they are 14th in basketball in opponents PPG (111.3).
When they last played, the Boston Celtics took a defeat with a final score of 107-96 against the Sacramento Kings. The Celtics snagged 33 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 45 for this game. They turned it over 14 times, while recording 8 steals for the contest. The Kings were called for 16 personal fouls for this contest which got the Celtics to the free throw line for 7 tries. They were able to make 6 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 85.7%. In reference to shooting from 3-point land, Boston converted 12 of their 31 tries (38.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Celtics finished the game shooting 39 for 91 from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.9%. The Celtics allowed the Kings to knock down 37 of 81 tries from the field which had them at 45.7% for the matchup. They shot 40.0% from 3-point land by shooting 12 of 30 and ended up shooting 21 out of 26 from the free throw line (80.8%). With respect to rebounds, Boston permitted Sacramento to get 45 overall (11 on the offensive side).
Jaylen Brown ended up being a major contributor for the Celtics for this contest. He buried 8 out of 20 for this contest for a field goal rate of 40.0%, and had 11 rebounds. Brown recorded 19 points in his 34:33 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 dimes in this contest. Someone else who was a determining factor for Boston was Kemba Walker. He left the arena with 7 assists in 36:18 minutes played, and he knocked down 6 of 18 from the floor. Walker wrapped this one up going 33.3% from the field in addition to totaling 16 points and 2 boards.
Boston has a record of 20-21 so far this year. The Celtics have committed 20.9 fouls per game and they go 75.6% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 22.6 times per contest (27th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.1 times per game. Boston has earned 4,579 pts on the year (111.7 per game) and they pull in 43.9 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Celtics are connecting on 46.8% from the field, which ranks them 13th in basketball. The Celtics on the defensive side of the court are 13th in the NBA in points given up per game with 111.2. The Boston defense concedes 36.8% from downtown (517 of 1,405) and their opposition knocks down 80.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 23.5 assists and 41.6 total boards per game, which has them ranked 6th and 4th in the NBA. They are able to force 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 46.8% from the floor (15th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Boston (-9) and over 217 points
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