Celtics at Magic - 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
TV: CSNN, FSFL
The Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic meet Sunday afternoon at the Amway Center.
The Boston Celtics look to keep the ball rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 102.5 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 96.9 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 21.2 points and 5.9 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 15.4 points and 2.7 rebounds. Jared Sullinger is grabbing 9.4 rebounds and Evan Turner is dishing 3.5 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are getting 42.9 points per game from their bench and have allowed less than 100 points in six of their last nine games. The Boston Celtics have won 10 of their last 12 regular season road games.
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The Orlando Magic look for a third straight win to get a game above a .500 record. The Orlando Magic are averaging 101.4 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 100.6 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 14.9 points and 7.6 rebounds while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 14.9 points and 8.3 rebounds. Elfrid Payton is dishing 6.6 assists and Victor Oladipo is grabbing six rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Magic have improved defensively lately and have won seven of their last nine when allowing less than 100 points. The Orlando Magic have won six of their last seven home games. Evan Fournier is questionable and C.J. Watson is out.
The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games. The Magic are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win. The Celtics are 11-4-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
I've been backing the Magic all season long and it's paid off in a big way when you get lines like this. The Magic have played their best ball as of late at home and have enough offensive firepower to give the Celtics trouble. I really like Orlando at home here.