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Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic - 4/7/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics
Date & Time Sunday April 7, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
TD Garden
Boston, Massachusetts
The Line
The Line: Boston Celtics -6.5 -- Over/Under: 217.5
TV Channel
NBSB, FSFL
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The Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics meet Sunday in NBA action at the TD Garden.

The Orlando Magic look for another victory after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 107 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 20.8 points and 12 rebounds while Aaron Gordon is averaging 15.9 points and 7.4 rebounds. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have won six of their last eight road games.

The Boston Celtics look for another victory after winning five of their last six games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 112.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 23.8 points and 6.9 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 15.9 points and 6.1 rebounds. Marcus Morris is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have won five of their last eight home games.

The Magic are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Celtics are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Magic are 4-12-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Boston and the road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 10-4 in Celtics last 14 overall. The over is 5-0 in Magic last 5 overall.

The Boston Celtics are starting to put things together, but it feels like every time we say that, they throw in a few stinkers that have you questioning things again. The Orlando Magic have quietly been one of the hotter teams in the league lately and need to keep winning to lock up one of the last playoff spots in the East. The Magic haven't only covered eight of their last 11 games, but they're winning their last five games by an average of 5.2 points and have won three of the last four meetings against the Celtics. I hav to take the Magic and the free buckets here.

Pick:
Orlando Magic +6.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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