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Orlando Magic vs Boston Celtics 1/15/2021 Spread Picks and Prediction

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Orlando Magic vs Boston Celtics 1-15-2021 Spread Picks and Prediction

Orlando Magic vs Boston Celtics 1/15/2021 – The Boston Celtics are in for a huge challenge as their team is depleted with players serving quarantine. They will try to take every advantage as they host the Orlando Magic at their home court at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. This game will tip-off at 7:30 p.m Eastern time this Saturday, January 15. NBA TV is going to be the official broadcast partner for this matchup while the same feed can be seen through NBA League Pass. The Orlando Magic has their star players intact but according to NBA Run Line, the Boston Celtics are going to win this matchup.

Orlando Magic vs Boston Celtics 1/15/2021

When: Friday, January 15, 7:30 PM ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass

Orlando Magic vs Boston Celtics 1/15/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Orlando Magic +3.5 (-110) 215.5 o (-110) +135
Boston Celtics -3.5 (-110) 215.5 u (-110) -162
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Orlando Magic Betting

The Orlando Magic had a good start but the team is starting to get hit by the injury bug. The first casualty was Evan Fournier who is still day-to-day with back spasms while the breakout year by Markelle Fultz was halted to a full stop with a season-ending injury. Nikola Vucevic has been trying to hold the line along with Aaron Gordon in the frontcourt. Terrence Ross needs to be more consistent and step up into the plate while the point guard position is currently manned by a rookie in Cole Anthony. Dwayne Bacon has been playing starter minutes but he needs to prove that he deserves the playing time.

Players to watch: N. Vucevic C 11 GP 11 GS 31.5 MIN 22.5 PTS 2.3 OR 9 DR 11.3 REB 3.5 AST 1 STL 0.5 BLK 1.2 TO 1.2 PF 2.9 AST/TO 27 PER

T. Ross SG 10 GP 0 GS 27.3 MIN 16.5 PTS 0.3 OR 2.1 DR 2.4 REB 1.5 AST 1.4 STL 0.2 BLK 1.8 TO 1.8 PF 0.8 AST/TO 16.3 PER

E. Fournier SG 5 GP 5 GS 25.4 MIN 14.8 PTS 0.4 OR 1.2 DR 1.6 REB 2 AST 1.4 STL 0 BLK 1.8 TO 2.6 PF 1.1 AST/TO 18.23 PER.

Boston Celtics Betting

The Boston Celtics are coming in this game with most of their rotation players serving quarantine. This team will now have to dig deep into their roster and this is a prime chance for Payton Pritchard to showcase what he can really do with extra playing time while Jeff Teague’s aging body needs to hold up with the heavy minutes. Celtics fans should see more of Tacko Fall in this match and that will be a consolation. It will take some time before the Boston Celtics get their full roster back but it is such a huge setback after their good start. For now, the current team will just have to hold on.

Players to Watch: J. Tatum SF 10 GP 10 GS 34.6 MIN 26.9 PTS 0.4 OR 6.7 DR 7.1 REB 3.8 AST 1 STL 0.8 BLK 2.4 TO 1.8 PF 1.6 AST/TO 23.01 PER

J. Brown SG 10 GP 10 GS 34.6 MIN 26.3 PTS 1.2 OR 5 DR 6.2 REB 3.5 AST 1.7 STL 0.7 BLK 2.9 TO 3 PF 1.2 AST/TO 24.28 PER

M. Smart PG 9 GP 9 GS 33.4 MIN 12.2 PTS 0.7 OR 2.1 DR 2.8 REB 6.4 AST 1.6 STL 0.7 BLK 1.8 TO 2.6 PF 3.6 AST/TO 14.05 PER.

Orlando Magic vs Boston Celtics 1/15/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Orlando Magic

Orlando is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Orlando’s last 7 games.
Orlando is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
Magic are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against Boston.
Orlando is 4-10 SU in their last 14 games against Boston.
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Orlando’s last 19 games on the road.
Orlando is 3-17 SU in their last 20 games when playing on the road against Boston.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando’s last 5 games this season.
Orlando is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Orlando is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.

Boston Celtics

Boston is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
Celtics are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
Boston is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
Boston is 17-3 SU in their last 20 games when playing at home against Orlando.
Celtics are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Boston is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston’s last 10 games played in January.

Injuries

Orlando Magic

Al-Farouq Aminu PF Knee is out indefinitely
Evan Fournier SG Back is OUT Friday vs Boston
Michael Carter-Williams PG Foot is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Boston
Jonathan Isaac PF Knee is out for the season
Markelle Fultz PG Knee is out for the season
Mohamed Bamba C Quarantine is OUT Friday vs Boston
Chuma Okeke PF Knee is out indefinitely

Boston Celtics

Tristan Thompson C Quarantine is upgraded to probable Friday vs Orlando
Kemba Walker PG Knee is out indefinitely
Jaylen Brown SF Quarantine is upgraded to “?” Friday vs Orlando
Semi Ojeleye PF Quarantine is “?” Friday vs Orlando
Jayson Tatum SF COVID-19 is out indefinitely
Daniel Theis C Quarantine is “?” Friday vs Orlando
Robert Williams PF Quarantine is out indefinitely
Carsen Edwards PG Quarantine is OUT Friday vs Orlando
Grant Williams PF Quarantine is upgraded to probable Friday vs Orlando
Romeo Langford SG Wrist is OUT Friday vs Orlando
Javonte Green PG Quarantine is upgraded to “?” Friday vs Orlando

Head-to-Head
Orlando Magic Boston Celtics
6-5-0 Against the Spread 6-4-0
4-6-1 Straight Up 5-5-0
106 Points per Game 113
110 Points Allowed per Game 111
43.58 Offensive FG% 48.03
81.14 Offensive FT% 75
32.52 Offensive 3PT% 39.23
47.89 Defensive FG% 46.81
72.77 Defensive FT% 79.57
36.46 Defensive 3PT% 36.89

Orlando Magic vs Boston Celtics Betting Picks

The Orlando Magic with Nikola Vucevic should be a big load for the Boston Celtics to take. According to Online Sportsbook, the Celtics have the advantage but we beg to differ that Orlando should take this match.

Moneyline: The Celtics have an ML of -162 for this game while the Magic are at +135 as the underdog.

ATS: It is 3.5 points is the ATS between both teams with the Celtics owning the -3.5 while the Magic are on the other side with +3.5.

TOTALs: The given total for this matchup is 215.5 points with the Celtics going over while the Magic are under.

Score Prediction: 109 – 100 Magic