Orlando Magic 40-40 (43-36-1 ATS) vs Boston Celtics 35-43 (37-41-2 ATS)
April 07, 2019, 7:30 PM ET / TD Garden
Celtics -5 Magic +5 / O/U 217 ML -200
NBA Draftkings Pick Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics
Orlando rolls into TD garden Sunday night as one of the hottest teams in the NBA. Winners of 9 of their previous 11, and 20 of their previous 29. They are coming off their best offensive output of the season, torching the Hawks for 149 points en route to a 36 point victory in their final home game of the season. The Magic need just one more win to clinch their first playoff spot since 2012. They can also clinch with a loss from either Miami or Charlotte, but you can rest assured the Magic will be trying to take care of business on their own. The Magic are led by all star center Nikola Vucevic who is averaging 20.8 points and 12 rebounds. Coming off his 59th double-double of the season, he is making sure the Magic keep their focus. Following the blowout vs the Hawks he said “We have to understand that while we’re obviously close, nothing is finished yet. We have to take care of these next two games”. The magic are 7-3 ATS in their previous 10 games, and have also won 6 of their last 8 road games SU.
The Celtics come back home after a crucial road victory over the Pacers Friday night. They are are now essentially two games clear of the Pacers for the number 4 spot in the east, as they hold the tiebreaker winning the season series 3-1. They are almost assured for a first round matchup, and it looks like that series will start in Boston. Boston is trying to build some momentum, as they have now won 3 straight and 5 of their previous 6. They are getting better play out of Hayward as of late, as he went a perfect 9-9 from the field en route to 21 points. This comes after a 25 point outing against the Heat, the first time all season he has scored 20 or more in consecutive games. The Celtics are missing Jaylen Brown, but their depth is helping them win these late season games. Tatum and Irving are leading the way, but their lineup versatility, and ability to keep players fresh is a big advantage.
Cover The Spread 365 Stats
The Magic are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference.
The Magic are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games.
The Magic are 4-12-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Boston.
The over is 5-0 in Magic last 5 overall.
The Celtics are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 home games.
The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
The over is 10-4 in Celtics last 14 overall.
FanDuel NBA Picks Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic
Both these teams are playing some of their best basketball as of late, particularly on the offensive end of the floor. Both teams really need this win, and you can expect them both to come out energized and focused coming off a day of rest. Boston is gearing up for the playoffs, and it is tough to play against them right now. The Magic have been playing so well, you have to believe they will fight and claw to secure a playoff berth. The Celtics should be able to win this game and secure there home court for the first round, but 5 points is a lot to lay vs this Magic team right now With two teams playing very well, and offenses that have really been hitting the stride, I think the safer of the plays is on the over.
The Pick: Over 217