Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic - 1/21/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic - 1/21/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Orlando Magic (13-32) at Boston Celtics (34-12)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm (TD Garden)

The Line: Boston Celtics -10.5 -- Over/Under: 207.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics meet Sunday in NBA action at the TD Garden.

The Orlando Magic could use a win here after losing 11 of their last 13 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 105.2 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Aaron Gordon is averaging 18.6 points and eight rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 17.9 points and 2.9 assists. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathon Simmons is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic haven’t won a road game since December 3.

The Boston Celtics look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 102.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 97.9 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 24.1 points and five assists while Jaylen Brown is averaging 14.2 points and 5.6 rebounds. Jayson Tatum is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have split their last 10 home games.

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The Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest, 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Magic are 10-27-1 ATS in the last 38 meetings in Boston, 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the home team is 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings.

It's no secret the Magic are awful and not a team to back, as they're being outscored by 6.1 points on the road and haven't won a road game in a month and a half. However, the Boston Celtics are only outscoring teams by 1.6 points in their last five games and have played a lot of games close to the vest overall. The Celtics also have a banged up Kyrie, who is playing with a shoulder injury. The Magic are 5-2 ATS this season as a double-digit underdog and the Celtics have only been a double-digit favorite twice this season. Give me the points here.

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Randy’s Pick Orlando Magic +10.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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