Boston Celtics (34-31) at Orlando Magic (21-44)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +10.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Boston Celtics need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 112.7 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 111.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 26.5 points and 7.4 rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 24.7 points and 3.4 assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The Orlando Magic look for a win after winning three of their last four games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 104.2 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 47 percent shooting. Terrence Ross is averaging 15.6 points and 3.4 rebounds while Wendall Carter Jr. is averaging 12.5 points and 1.6 assists. Cole Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Dwayne Bacon is grabbing three rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Magic are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Celtics last 5 overall. The over is 6-1 in Magic last 7 overall. The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Orlando and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Boston Celtics are the better team obviously, but they're not playing up to their standards and now they're dealing with injuries. The Celtics also win in the favorite role by an average of just 3.6 points. The Orlando Magic aren't talented and easy to look past, but they've quietly won three of their last four games and are allowing just 44.1 percent shooting in their last five games. This is a lot of points to pass up. Give me the Magic and the free buckets.