The Celtics have already played in Amway Center once this year.

Boston Celtics Vs Orlando Magic Sunday Night Odds Action Preview

Written by on January 29, 2016

When the conference race is tight, the one thing that a team needs to avoid, above everything else, is a long losing streak. A string of losses can have a team sinking like a stone, which is what is happening with the Orlando Magic at the moment. They need to try and find a way to break out of their slump, and they will have another opportunity to do so when they welcome the Boston Celtics. To check up on this game’s and other NBA games odds as they are posted, click here.

How to bet Boston Celtics Vs Orlando Magic

When: Amway Center, Orlando, FloridaWhere: Sunday, January 31, 6 PM ESTTV: NBA TVThe Celtics may be on the road, but they are going against a team that can’t buy a win right now. That will likely have Boston as the favorites for this one, but with a little bit of desperation starting to creep into the Magic’s game, perhaps they will be able to spring the upset. These are just some of the things you will need to think about when you place your bets on the NBA basketball betting page.

Why bet on the Boston Celtics

After a period of inconsistency, the Boston Celtics (26-21) seem to have finally found their footing, as they are heading into their Friday match-up versus Orlando, the first of back to back meetings, on a 4-game winning streak. They are also 7-3 in their last 10 games, and are now just 1 game back of the third spot in the Eastern Conference. While not a spectacular record, the Celtics are a couple of games above .500 on the road, and they have also posted a 19-14 record versus conference foes. Beating the same team in back to back meetings is a tough thing to do in any league, so it’s going to be interesting to see what happen in the Friday night game between these two. The Celtics are averaging 104.4 PPG, and are giving up 100.4 PPG.

Why bet on the Orlando Magic

There hasn’t been much magic in Orlando (20-24) in the past couple of weeks, as this team is now riding a 7-game losing skid. One thing that goes in their favor, though, is that the Magic beat the Celtics earlier this season in a game played at the Amway Center. Even if they do drop the Friday night tilt in Boston, that previous meeting might suggest that they have what it takes to pull out the win on their home court on Sunday. The bad news is that the Magic have struggled against teams with records above .500, and have in fact only won 3 games against those teams this season. The Magic are averaging 98.8 PPG, and are giving up 96.6 PPG heading into Friday.

Expert Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

These are a pair of teams heading in totally different directions right now, and the gap between them could be even bigger buy the time this one is done on Sunday night. I like a relatively comfortable win for Boston.Boston Celtics 105 Orlando Magic 97