Celtics vs. Magic - 1/29/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (20-24) at Boston Celtics (25-21)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -8 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, CSNN
The Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics meet Friday night at the TD Garden.
The Orlando Magic need a nice win to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Orlando Magic are averaging 98.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 99.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 16.7 points and 8.8 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 13.8 points and 2.7 assists. Victor Oladipo is dishing four assists and Tobias Harris is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Boston Celtics look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Boston Celtics are averaging 104.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Isiah Thomas is averaging 21.6 points and 6.6 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 15 points and 2.6 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Kelly Olynyk is dishing 1.6 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won four straight home games.
The Magic are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Celtics are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southeast and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 Friday games. The Magic are 9-23-1 ATS in the last 33 meetings in Boston and 5-11-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings overall.
The Magic have cooled off in a big way since tearing up spreads left and right. Orlando can't even win outright anymore. However, the Celtics aren't this better than a Magic team that's still talented. I'll take my points.