Orlando Magic (6-5) at Boston Celtics (7-3)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 15, 2021 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -3 -- Over/Under: 213.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics meet Friday in NBA action at the TD Garden.
The Orlando Magic need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 106.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 110.3 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 22.5 points and 11.3 rebounds while Terrence Ross is averaging 16.5 points and 2.4 assists. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game.
The Boston Celtics look for another win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Boston Celtics are averaging 113 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 26.9 points and 7.1 rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 26.3 points and 3.5 assists. Marcus Smart is the third double-digit scorer and Payton Pritchard is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.
The Magic are 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 6-0-1 in Magic last 7 overall. The under is 6-1 in Celtics last 7 Friday games. The Magic are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Boston.
The Orlando Magic have been falling apart since the injury to Fultz, and they're starting to show some serious issues on the offensive end. The Boston Celtics are still dealing with COVID-19 issues and who knows who will be on the floor, but they're still the better team here and have enough depth to still find ways to get the job done. I'll lay the bucket with the Celtics.