Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics - 11/29/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (9-7) at Orlando Magic (8-8)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +1.5 -- Over/Under: 202 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Celtics travel to the Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic tonight.
The Celtics will be going for a third straight win tonight after crushing the Wizards in a 111-78 rout on Friday. Isaiah Thomas led the scoring with 21 points, Jared Sullinger added 18 points while Jae Crowder had 17 points as the Celtics stormed out of the gate to a 54-36 halftime lead and never looked back. Defensively, the Celtics did a great job of holding the Wizards to 32.1 percent shooting from the field while forcing 22 turnovers so they really did play well on both sides of the court. With the win, Boston improves to 9-7 on the season and 6-4 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Magic will also be going for a third straight win as they come into this one fresh off a 114-90 win against the Bucks. Elfrid Payton was fantastic, leading the way with 22 points and 10 assists while shooting 10 of 12, Tobias Harris added 19 points and Evan Fournier added 17 points as the Magic exploded in a 37-22 third quarter to win easily and improve to 8-8 on the season and 6-3 at home. Fournier is dealing with a hip issue and is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with Boston.
In ATS trends, the Celtics are 23-10 ATS in their last 33 games following a win and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games, while the Magic are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a winning record and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a win.
Head to head, the Celtics are 11-4-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings but the home team is 7-0 ATS in the last seven meetings.
This one is definitely a coin flip type of a game, but I'm definitely leaning towards the Celtics who have been playing very well while still flying under the radar.