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Magic vs Celtics Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 1/23/23

Boston Celtics (35-12) vs. Orlando Magic (17-29)
January 23, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Orlando Magic +7.5; Over/Under: -
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The Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic meet Monday in NBA action at the Amway Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Boston Celtics Betting Preview

The Boston Celtics are averaging 118.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 31.2 points and 8.5 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 26.9 points and 3.3 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 83.1 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.

The Orlando Magic Betting Preview

The Orlando Magic are averaging 110.9 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 114.7 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 20.7 points and 3.8 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 20.5 points and 3.9 rebounds. Wendall Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markelle Fultz is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.

The Celtics are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Monday games. The Magic are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Celtics last 5 overall. The over is 6-1 in Magic last 7 home games. The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Orlando and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Boston Celtics should obviously be the favorites here, but the Magic beat them twice in December and continue to be a feisty team in the underdog role. In fact, the Magic only lose by an average of 3.2 points in the underdog role, and they’ve been covering machines at home. This is a lot of points. Give me the road dog.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Orlando Magic +7.5

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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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