Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic - 2/5/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 7:30 PM (TD Garden)

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The Orlando Magic are on the road for a battle with the Boston Celtics.  The Magic are (22-28), coming off a 112-100 win on the road over the Charlotte Hornets.  The Celtics are (34-15), after beating the Atlanta Hawks, 123-115.

In the Magic win over the Hornets, Orlando was led on offense by Aaron Gordon.  Gordon registered a double-double, totaling 16 points and 12 rebounds.  The Magic converted on 54% from the floor, while hitting 47% from 3-point range.  The Magic won the game from behind the arch, connecting 16 times, while allowing the Hornets to make just 9.  The Magic had 35 assists on 43 made baskets.

In the Celtics win over the Hawks, Boston was guided offensively by Gordon Hayward.  Hayward collected 24 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists.  The Celtics shot 53% from the floor and 41% from 3-point range.  The Celtics pulled down 11 offensive rebounds, while forcing 17 turnovers, which helped lead to 6 more shots offensively.  Boston out rebounded Atlanta, 44 to 32.

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Recent Betting Trends:

Magic are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.

Magic are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against the Celtics. 

The under is 4-1 in Magic last 5 games.

Celtics are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games.

Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.

The under is 6-1 in Celtics last 7 games.

The Magic are 9-16 on the road, while the Celtics are 20-5 at home.  Orlando has just 2 wins in their last 9 games, while Boston has won 7 of their last 8 overall.  This matchup features the two best scoring defense's in the league.  Orlando has the best scoring defense, while Boston has the 2nd best scoring defense.  However, the Magic don't have nearly the offense the Celtics have.  The Magic rank towards the bottom in most offensive categories, while the Celtics have a lot of fire power on offense.  Final score prediction, Celtics will win and the total goes under.    

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