Magic vs. Celtics Prediction
Will the Boston Celtics hold back the surging Orlando Magic when the two meet up tonight at 7:30PM ET?
577 Orlando Magic vs. 578 Boston Celtics
Sunday, April 7, 2019
7:30PM ET – TD Garden
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Celtics are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -4.5 points against the Magic. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 217 points. The public betting for this game currently has 60 percent going on the Celtics at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Magic on two-game win streak
Orlando has won its last two games, including a 149-113 win over Atlanta on Friday. The Magic have won eight of their last 10 overall, going 7-3 against the spread in those 10 games. Orlando is now 40-40 on the season, 15-24 on the road, 43-36-1 against the spread and 44-36 with the under. Orlando is currently seventh in the East, tied with Brooklyn for sixth. They are ½ a game up on Detroit in eighth and 1.5 games over Miami in ninth.
The Magic are a solid defensive team, giving up 106.5 points per game while opponents shoot 45.5 percent against them. Offensively, Orlando is putting up 107 points per game while shooting 45.3 percent from the field. Nikola Vucevic is leading the team with 20.8 points and 12.0 rebounds per game while Aaron Gordon is adding 15.9 points and 7.4 rebounds per contest.
Celtics heating up
Boston has won three straight, including road wins over the Heat and Pacers in their last two outings to push themselves into the fourth position in the East over the Pacers. The Celtics are 48-32 on the season, 28-12 at home, 38-41-1 against the spread and 45-35 with the over. The Celtics are a game up on Indiana for fourth in the East with two games remaining.
The Celtics are giving up just 107.8 points per game while opponents shoot 44.9 percent against them. Offensively, Boston is putting up 112.4 points per game while shooting 46.5 percent as a team. Jaylen Brown is doubtful to play tonight while Terry Rozier is questionable. Kyrie Irving is averaging 23.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game while Jayson Tatum is adding 15.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The Magic are 14-4-1 against the spread in their last 19 division games and 7-2 ATS in their last nine conference games.
The Celtics are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games following a win and 0-7 ATS in their last seven home games.
Orlando has won both meetings with Boston already this season, covering the spread in both games as well. The Magic have looked really good as of late, but Boston also seems to have turned the corner. Orlando will have trouble finding much offense on the road against this Boston team. The Celtics have earned wins over other top defensive teams recently and I expect that to happen again tonight.
NBA Prediction: Boston Celtics -4.5