Orlando Magic (14-27) at Boston Celtics (20-21)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 3:30 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -9 -- Over/Under: 217 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 need a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 104.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 24.7 points and 11.8 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 19.3 points and 3.7 assists. Terrence Ross is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game.
The Boston Celtics need a win here after losing four of their last five games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 111.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 25 points and 6.9 rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 24.4 points and 3.9 assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The Magic are 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Celtics are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Magic last 5 road games. The over is 18-7 in Celtics last 25 games following a ATS loss. The Magic are 6-14-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings in Boston.
The Orlando Magic aren't a team I've backed a lot this season, but they've quietly covered five of their last seven games and are fresh off a win over the Nets. The Boston Celtics have lost four of their last five games and don't look like the team from last season, as it feels like everything is a grind for this club. The Celtics are losing their last five games by an average of 2.2 points. The Celtics are 3-9 against the spread this season when favored by five or more points. Give me the Magic.