Magic vs. Celtics - 1/31/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (27-21) at Orlando Magic (20-25)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +4.5 -- Over/Under: 204.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, CSNN, FSFL
The Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic meet Sunday afternoon at the Amway Center.
The Boston Celtics look to build on their impressive five-game winning streak. The Boston Celtics are averaging 104.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 100.3 points on 43 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 21.5 points and 6.7 assists while AVery Bradley is averaging 14.8 points and 2.6 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Evan Turner is dishing 4.1 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78 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 split their last 10 road games.
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The Orlando Magic are desperate for a victory to snap a tough eight-game losing streak. The Orlando Magic are averaging 98.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 99.9 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 16.7 points and 8.8 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 13.7 points and four assists. Tobias Harris is grabbing 7.1 rebounds and Evan Fournier is dishing 2.7 assists. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost five straight home games.
The Celtics are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Sunday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Magic are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Atlantic and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Celtics are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Orlando and 12-5-1 ATS in the last 18 meetings overall.
The Magic are a talented team that has to get back on track eventually. This losing streak is simply bizarre. If Orlando can't win here at home, there's some serious issues. I'll side with the points.