Magic vs. Celtics Prediction
The Boston Celtics have won their lone home game this season and have another date at TD Garden tonight against the Orlando Magic. Will Boston once again protect its home court and cover the spread as a double-digit favorite?
Monday, October 22, 2018
TD Garden at 7:35PM ET
TV: NBA TV
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Celtics are an 11.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 210.5 points. As of Monday afternoon, 53 percent of public bets are being placed on host Boston. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Magic edged by Sixers
A go-ahead 3-pointer by J.J. Redick with 17 seconds remaining sent Orlando to a loss Saturday night at Philadelphia. The Magic battled back from an 11-point halftime deficit, but ultimately could not get the job done. Evan Fournier paced Orlando with 31 points on 12-of-23 shooting including 6-of-10 from 3-point range. He had four rebounds, two assists and a steal. Nikola Vucevic contributed a triple-double with 27 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists and two steals. Aaron Gordon had 20 points, 12 rebounds, two blocked shots and two steals. Terrence Ross added 15 points off the bench.
Celtics hold off Knicks
Boston held on for a 103-101 win Saturday night at New York. Jayson Tatum paced the Celtics with 24 points on 8-of-15 shooting along with 14 rebounds and two steals. Kyrie Irving registered 16 points, five assists and two steals. Marcus Morris contributed 16 points, six boards and two assists off the bench. Aron Baynes had 10 points and five rebounds before leaving the game with an injury. Terry Rozier added 10 points and two assists as a reserve. Boston led 31-18 after one quarter before letting the Knicks back in the game.
NBA Betting Trends
The under is 4-0 in the last four Magic games on Mondays. Orlando is 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings.
The under is 4-0 in the last four Celtics games following an ATS loss. Boston is 40-12-1 in its last 53 home games versus the Magic.
Boston downed the 76ers by 18 at home in its season opener and the Magic have to be reeling after not managing to put away the Sixers two nights ago. This is the type of game the Celtics pounce on and are relentless until the finish line. Expect a big victory for the hosts here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: BOSTON CELTICS -11.5