Celtics vs. Magic - 3/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (29-40) at Boston Celtics (39-30)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -8 -- Over/Under: 217.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, CSNN
The Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics square off early Monday night at the TD Garden.
The Orlando Magic look for a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 100.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 103 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 17.8 points and nine rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 15.9 points and 3.9 assists. Evan Fournier is dishing 2.7 assists and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost seven of their last eight road games.
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The Boston Celtics could use another win after losing five of their last seven games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 105.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 102.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 22 points and 6.4 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 14.9 points and 2.6 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Jared Sullinger is dishing 2.3 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Magic are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Celtics are 38-16-1 ATS in their last 55 games playing on 0 days rest and 24-8 ATS in their last 32 Monday games. The Magic are 9-24-1 ATS in the last 34 meetings in Boston.
The Magic look like a defeated young team that's just waiting for the season to come to an end. Meanwhile, the Celtics have been nearly unbeatable at home and are still fighting for the third seed in the East. Give me Boston by double digits.