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Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic 5/5/2021 Spread Picks and Previews

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Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic 5-5-2021 Spread Picks and Previews

Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic 5/5/2021 – It is just ironic that the Boston Celtics’ season is riddled by bad luck. They want to turn the tide as they battle the Orlando Magic for their next match this coming Wednesday, May 5. The game will be played inside the halls of the Amway Center located in Orlando, Florida with the tip-off happening at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The television rights are shared by Bally Sports Florida and NBC Sports Boston. Both feeds can be seen through an online live stream via NBA League Pass. Even with a depleted roster, the Boston Celtics are still the favored team in NBA odds to win over the Orlando Magic.

Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic 5/5/2021

When: May 5, 2021 7:00 PM ET
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
TV: Bally Sports Florida | NBC Sports Boston
Stream: NBA League Pass

Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic 5/5/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Boston Celtics -10.5 (-111) 217.5 o (-110) -700
Orlando Magic +10.5 (-111) 217.5 u (-110) +475
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Boston Celtics Betting

The Boston Celtics’ luck is running out recently and aside from the 10-point loss against the Portland Trail Blazers, this team had Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown down with injuries in just one play. Prior to leaving the game, Tatum had 33 points, five assists and four three-pointers while Brown had 16 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. Marcus Smart was also ejected in that match by managing to contribute 11 points, eight assists and eight rebounds. Evan Fournier tried to fill in the gaps as he shot 80% from the field to tally 21 points, five rebounds, three assists and five triples.

Players to watch: J. Tatum SF 58 GP 58 GS 35.9 MIN 26.5 PTS 0.8 OR 6.6 DR 7.4 REB 4.4 AST 1.1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.7 TO 1.9 PF 1.6 AST/TO 21.34 PER

J. Brown SG 58 GP 58 GS 34.5 MIN 24.7 PTS 1.2 OR 4.8 DR 6 REB 3.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.6 BLK 2.7 TO 2.9 PF 1.2 AST/TO 20.03 PER

K. Walker PG 39 GP 39 GS 31.5 MIN 18.2 PTS 0.3 OR 3.6 DR 3.9 REB 5 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 1.4 PF 2.4 AST/TO 16.76 PER.

Orlando Magic Betting

The Orlando Magic was able to pick up the victory over the Detroit Pistons and avoided becoming the worst team in the NBA Eastern Conference. The final score of that matchup was 119-112. Mo Bamba was the best player for the Magic and he came off the bench dominating the paint with 22 points, 15 rebounds, two assists and a block. Chasson Randle also showcased what he can do in an NBA game with 18 points, five rebounds and three assists while RJ Hampton contributed 16 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds and two blocks. Wendell Carter Jr. and Gary Harris each had 11.

Players to Watch: T. Ross SG 46 GP 2 GS 29.3 MIN 15.6 PTS 0.3 OR 3.1 DR 3.4 REB 2.3 AST 1 STL 0.5 BLK 1.6 TO 1.9 PF 1.5 AST/TO 13.41 PER

I. Brazdeikis F 1 GP 0 GS 32 MIN 14 PTS 1 OR 2 DR 3 REB 1 AST 2 STL 0 BLK 1 TO 4 PF 1 AST/TO 15.98 PER

M. Fultz PG 8 GP 8 GS 26.9 MIN 12.9 PTS 0.6 OR 2.5 DR 3.1 REB 5.4 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 2.3 PF 2.4 AST/TO 12.2 PER.

Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic 5/5/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Boston Celtics

Boston are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games.
Boston are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
Boston are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Orlando.
Celtics are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against Orlando.
Boston are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Orlando.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games this season.
Boston are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Boston are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.

Orlando Magic

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Orlando’s last 7 games.
Orlando are 4-13 SU in their last 17 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando’s last 6 games against Boston.
Their total has gone OVER in 6 of Orlando’s last 6 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando’s last 5 games when playing at home against Boston.
Orlando are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games this season.
Orlando are 4-13 SU in their last 17 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Magic are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
Orlando are 13-7 ATS in their last 20 games played in May.

Injuries

Boston Celtics

Tristan Thompson C Chest is “?” Wednesday vs Orlando
Kemba Walker PG Hip is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Orlando
Jaylen Brown SF Ankle is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Orlando
Jayson Tatum SF Leg is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Orlando

Orlando Magic

Terrence Ross SG Back is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Boston
Michael Carter-Williams PG Ankle is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Boston
Otto Porter Jr. SF Foot is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Boston
James Ennis III SF Calf is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Boston
Jonathan Isaac PF Knee is out for season
Markelle Fultz PG Knee is out for season
Chuma Okeke PF Ankle is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Boston
Devin Cannady PG Ankle is out for season

Head-to-Head
Boston Celtics Orlando Magic
30-34-1 Against the Spread 31-32-2
34-31-0 Straight Up 35-29-1
113 Points per Game 104
111 Points Allowed per Game 112
46.68 Offensive FG% 43.09
77.77 Offensive FT% 77.59
37.45 Offensive 3PT% 34.68
46.44 Defensive FG% 47
78.12 Defensive FT% 78.66
37.38 Defensive 3PT% 37.11

Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic Betting Picks

The Orlando Magic are very much in the race for a better lottery position and a loss could help them. The top online sportsbook expects the Boston Celtics to win this game even with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown doubtful to play.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Magic if they manage to score a win is at +475while the Celtics are at -700.

ATS: It is 10.5 points across the spread for this matchup with the Celtics taking the -10.5 while the Magic are on the other side with +10.5.

TOTALs: The given total for both teams to dance on is 217.5 with the Magic going under and the Celtics are over.

Score Prediction: 116 – 105, Celtics