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Orlando Magic vs Boston Celtics 10/22/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Boston Celtics (2-0) vs. Orlando Magic (0-2)
October 22, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Orlando Magic +7; Over/Under: +219.5
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The Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic meet Saturday in NBA action at the Amway Center. The Boston Celtics look to get off to a 3-0 start. The Orlando Magic are still looking for their first victory.

The Boston Celtics are averaging 118.5 points on 54 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 32 points and 8.5 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 31.5 points and 2.5 assists. Grant Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 86 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game.

The Orlando Magic are averaging 103.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Cole Anthony is averaging 25 points and 2 assists, while Paolo Banchero is averaging 23.5 points and 10.5 rebounds. Franz Wagner is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr. is grabbing 9.5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 29.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.

The Celtics are 20-6-1 ATS in their last 27 road games and 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 Saturday games. The Magic are 16-33-1 ATS in their last 50 home games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Celtics last 5 road games. The under is 9-4 in Magic last 13 games playing on 0 days rest. The Celtics are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Orlando and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

Both teams on the end of a back to back, so you can make a case for the home team and the free points, but the Magic just aren’t there yet to hang with the big boys. The Magic have also been rough offensively through 2 contests and cant hit an outside shot. The Boston Celtics are living up to their preseason expectations and are getting elite play from their stars early. Not trying to step in front of the Celtics based on what we’ve seen through 2 contents. I’ll lay the points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Boston Celtics -7

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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