Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics - 3/8/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (25-35) at Orlando Magic (20-43)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Boston Celtics invade the Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic tonight.
The Boston Celtics have won five of their last seven games overall and are going for a third straight win after taking down the Pelicans by 104-98 on Friday. Isaiah Thomas had another big game for his new team, leading the way with 27 points on eight of 13 shooting off the bench, Brandon Bass added 17 points and Evan Turner had 16 points as the Celtics led by as many as 15 points before holding off a late Pelicans run. With the win, Boston improved to 25-35 on the season which keeps them two games out of the logjam of three teams tied for the seventh and eighth spot in the Eastern standings.
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Meanwhile, the Orlando Magic aren't quite in the playoff picture themselves, but they're just happy to be celebrating a win after snapping their four-game win streak with a 119-114 victory over the Kings on Friday. Victor Oladipo had a monster game of 32 points, 10 assists and five steals, Channing Frye added 22 points and Tobias Harris had 19 points as the Magic shot a sizzling 56.5 percent from the field to take down the Kings. Nikola Vucevic sat out the game with a sore left ankle and is questionable for tonight's game against the Celtics.
In ATS trends, the Celtics are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a win and 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 games overall, while the Magic are 4-0 ATS in their last four after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 against the Eastern Conference.
Head to head, the Celtics are 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings overall but the home team is 5-0 ATS in the last five.
The line has yet to be released for this one so please check back later for my free pick.