Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic
October 13, 2021 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Orlando Magic -4.5 / Boston Celtics +4.5
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The Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic meet Wednesday in NBA preseason action at the Amway Center. The Boston Celtics look for a win to improve to 3-0 in preseason play. The Orlando Magic need a win to rebound from a rough 0-3 preseason start.
The Boston Celtics have won six of their last eight preseason games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 105.5 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 104 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Jaylen Brown is averaging 25 points and four rebounds, while Jayson Tatum is averaging 19 points and 4.5 assists. Al Horford is the third double-digit scorer and Payton Pritchard is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 41.3 percent from beyond the arc and 86.4 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50 rebounds per game.
The Orlando Magic have lost eight of their last 10 preseason games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 94.3 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 36.9 percent shooting. Wendell Carter Jr. is averaging 12.3 points and 8.7 rebounds, while Cole Anthony is averaging 12 points and 5.7 rebounds. Mo Bamba is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 40 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Magic are 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
The Boston Celtics are winning despite not playing great offensively, and they’ve had a lot of preseason success dating back the last three years. The Orlando Magic have been horrible offensively this preseason, have yet to win through three tries, and they’ve lost eight of their last 10 preseason games overall. You have to like the history here and back the Celtics with confidence. The Magic have shown us little to nothing.