Having won their last two games, the Orlando Magic (21-44) will try to make it three straight on Wednesday night at home against the Boston Celtics (34-31). They’re big underdogs, but they’re used to it; Orlando hasn’t been favored since February. Tip-off from Amway Center will be at 7 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze the Celtics-Magic odds and lines, with NBA picks and predictions.
The Celtics have once again hit a rough patch, losing four of their last six games. They’ve had the last two days off, but on Sunday, they lost by 10 points to the Trail Blazers as 1-point underdogs.
Boston’s stars have been in and out of the lineup due to injury, which has certainly played into the team’s struggles.
The Magic have surprisingly won two straight games and three of their last four, with those victories coming against the Detroit Pistons, Memphis Grizzlies and Cleveland Cavaliers – admittedly, not the toughest competition.
They too have been banged up and will be missing several key players on Wednesday night against the Celtics.
Celtics at Magic: Odds, spread and lines
- Money line: Celtics -550 (bet $550 to win $100) | Magic +400 (bet $100 to win $400)
- Against the spread/ATS: Celtics -10.5 (-110) | Magic +10.5 (-110)
- Over/Under: 218.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Celtics at Magic: Key injuries
- C Tristan Thompson (chest) questionable
- SG Jaylen Brown (leg) out
- PG Michael Carter-Williams (ankle) out
- SF James Ennis III (calf) out
- SG Terrence Ross (back) out
- SF Otto Porter Jr. (foot) out
- PF Chuma Okeke (ankle) out
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Celtics at Magic: Odds, lines, predictions and picks
Celtics 119, Magic 107
Money line (ML)
The Celtics have looked shaky as of late, while the Magic have suddenly won three of their last four.
But, there’s no chance I’m picking the Magic to continue their winning streak and beat the Celtics – not even at home.
I’m not willing to make a bet on the Celtics money line, either, at -550. So I would PASS here.
Against the spread (ATS)
In their last six games, the Celtics have covered the spread only once: a 120-111 win over the Hornets last week. They’ve struggled to beat teams convincingly, even when heavily favored.
But the Magic are extremely short-handed and the Celtics are expected to have Walker and Tatum on the floor.
I like the CELTICS -10.5 (-110) to cover the spread tonight.
The Celtics’ recent games have been fairly high-scoring affairs, including a 143-140 win over the Spurs with Jayson Tatum contributing 60 points to that total.
The total has gone Over in each of the Celtics’ last five games, as well as in six of the Magic’s last seven.
Despite Orlando missing some of its top players, bet the OVER 218.5 (-110) tonight.
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