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Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic 1/24/2020 Spread Picks and Previews

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Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic 1-24-2020 Spread Picks and Previews

Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic 1/24/2020 – The Boston Celtics will kick off their three-game road trip on Friday against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center. The Celtics just scored two huge back-to-back wins against Western Conference playoff contenders, while the Orlando Magic suffered a tough loss in Oklahoma City. Surprisingly, Boston opened as +1 NBA spread underdogs to the Magic when it comes to spread betting. As for NBA Moneyline betting, the odds are even at -110.

Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic 1/24/2020

When: January 24, 2020 7:00 PM ET
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
TV: Fox Sports Florida, NBC Boston
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic 1/24/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Boston Celtics +1 (-108) 212.5 o (-110) -110

Orlando Magic
-1 (-108) 212.5 u (-110) -110
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Boston Celtics Betting

The Boston Celtics showed to the entire NBA how elite their defense is following their 119-95 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. While the Grizz still shot 42.2 percent from the field, Boston did an outstanding job containing the engine of Memphis’ offense – Ja Morant. Boston held down the Rookie of the Year frontrunner to just two points on 1-for-5 shooting on the floor.

Players to Watch: Kemba Walker (21.7 PPG, 4.0 RPG and 5.0 APG)

Jayson Tatum (21.5 PPG, 6.5 RPG and 2.9 APG)

Jaylen Brown (20.0 PPG, 6.8 RPG and 2.4 APG)

Orlando Magic Betting

The Orlando Magic absorbed a tough road loss to the OKC Thunder, 120-114, on Wednesday. Terrence Ross fired a team-high 26 points off the bench, while Nikola Vucevic recorded 24 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. However, Orlando’s defense just couldn’t stop Dennis Schroder, who waxed hot with 31 points and 9 assists.

Players to Watch: Nikola Vucevic (19.1 PPG, 11.1 RPG and 3.4 APG)

Evan Fournier (18.9 PPG, 2.6 RPG and 3.3 APG)

Terrence Ross (13.7 PPG and 2.9 RPG)

Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic 1/24/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Boston Celtics

Boston are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games.
Boston are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Orlando.
Celtics are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Orlando.
Boston are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston’s last 10 games when playing on the road against Orlando.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games this season.
Boston are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Boston are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Southeast division.

Orlando Magic

Orlando are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Orlando’s last 16 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando’s last 5 games against Boston.
Their total has gone UNDER in 7 of Orlando’s last 8 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Orlando’s last 10 games when playing at home against Boston.
Orlando are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games this season.
Magic are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Orlando are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.

Injuries

Boston Celtics

Enes Kanter C Foot is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Orlando
Jaylen Brown SF Ankle is “?” Friday vs Orlando
Jayson Tatum SF Groin left last game, is “?” Friday vs Orlando

Orlando Magic

D.J. Augustin PG Knee is OUT 3-4 weeks
Al-Farouq Aminu PF Knee is out for season
Jonathan Isaac PF Knee is out indefinitely
Markelle Fultz PG Finger is probable Friday vs Boston

Head-to-Head
Boston Celtics Orlando Magic
25-17 Against the Spread 21-20
20-22 Straight Up 20-25
112 Points per Game 103
105 Points Allowed per Game 104
45.95 Offensive FG% 43.34
80.26 Offensive FT% 76.39
35.52 Offensive 3PT% 33.6
44.62 Defensive FG% 45.03
74.04 Defensive FT% 75.64
34.59 Defensive 3PT% 35.31

Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic Betting Picks

The Celtics have had one of the worst 10-game stretches of the season, winning just four of those games. However, their recent wins against the Lakers and Grizzlies seem to suggest that their defensive identity is finally returning just in time for the second half of the season. The Magic is 5-5 in their last 10 games, and major sports betting sites think this would hold some weight in their matchup against the Celtics on Friday.

Moneyline: Bet on the Celtics at -110 (Even). Boston is starting to clamp down opponents again with their defense. Also, Orlando isn’t a good offensive team, giving bettors more reasons to pick the road team.

ATS: Cash in on the Celtics to cover the 1-point spread. Their big wins the last two games should be enough for me to believe Boston will easily win by at least 10 points tonight.

TOTALs: Pick the UNDER at 212.5 points. The Celtics and the Magic are up in there in terms of defense. I expect the Celtics to breach the 100-point mark, while the Magic comes out of short.

Score Prediction: 108 – 96 Celtics