Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic 1/24/2020 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
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
Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic 1/24/2020 Betting Odds
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
Boston are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
Orlando are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.
Enes Kanter C Foot is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Orlando
D.J. Augustin PG Knee is OUT 3-4 weeks
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