On February 5th, Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics will compete in the another round of the NBA regular season, and we have prepared a prediction for this meeting. Do the Magic ready to show good play?
At what time do the teams play?
The game time is February 05, 2020, 7:30 PM ET
Where to watch the game?
ESPN+, ESPN, FSFL, NBSB
What are the teams’ positions in the standings?
Orlando takes the 8th position in the Eastern Conference and Boston the 3nd in the Eastern Conference.
How many wins and losses do the teams have?
The Magic have 21 wins and 28 losses. The Celtics have 33 wins and 15 losses.
Magic vs Celtics Score Prediction: 102 : 115
|MoneyLine Pick||Against the Spread Pick|
|Boston Will Win||Boston -7 Point Spread|
This team cannot be called the typical middle peasant of the Eastern Conference. This team has its own recognizable playing style. Magic are the grassroots team of the current NBA season.
On average, in matches, Orlando scored only 207 points. It is worth noting that the “Magic” has the strongest defense in the League. However, this greatly affects the attack, since this team has the second attack from the end – only 103.2 points on average per game.
The team has played 49 games, after which they have 21 wins and 28 losses. Located on the 8th line of the conference, they thereby occupy the last place in the playoff zone, having as yet a significant gap from the closest pursuer. Orlando is a team without big stars in the composition, but with a high level of role-playing performers.
They look very holistic on the defensive, although they also try to show their best in offense, although this does not always work with top teams.
But five defeats in a row are not up to the good team of Steve Clifford. They conceded in a row to Oklahoma, Boston, Clippers and twice to Miami, but nevertheless they are quite capable of scoring 100-101 points in the upcoming meeting. Moreover, all major players will be in order.
So one of the most important tasks for them is to win, no matter what!
Boston scored a decent move again. The team is on the 3d line in the standings after 48 matches of the season. On their account 33 wins and only 15 losses. In defense – 105.3 missed points on average per fight. In addition, most recently, the Celtics defeated the “Orlando” with a score of 109: 98.
The team from the fourth place of Miami Heat has exactly the same indicators, and in case of defeat of the wards of Brad Stevens, they can be removed from the third line.
Under quetion is participation in the match of the main point guard Kembawho is having problems with the knee.
Smart and Theis are also under question, which will greatly affect the Celtics defense – the first is a kind of guarantor of the Greens defense, the second somehow replaces a full-fledged center, which Boston simply does not have. In the attack, the Celtics are all more than wonderful, but the defense can again suffer.
But we think, this time, the defense of the Boston should be stronger than the attack of the opponent. However, the Celtics are still favorites.
Betting Tips Statistic
- Since 2012, these teams have held 30 matches among themselves, according to the results of which we see that the hosts have a rather significant advantage.
- On their account 21 victories, against only nine at Orlando. But in recent matches, the advantage is not strange on the side of the second team.
- The guests have won 4 matches out of seven over the past two years.
- Orlando Magic: D.J. Augustin, Al-Farouq Aminu, Jonathan Isaac, Khem Birch
- Boston Celtics: Gordon Hayward, Kemba Walke, Enes Kanter, Marcus Smart, Daniel Theis
Magic vs Celtics Prediction
Orlando should try to break through their individual total, and maybe catch on to win the match. Boston has too many players listed as questionable, respectively, even if they play, it’s not a fact that they will be able to fully express themselves. Representatives of Orlando should take advantage of this – they are in good shape, so that they can ruin the defense of Boston.
Both teams are able to defend well and slow down the game, but both teams should score 100-105 points. In addition, more and more for Orlando, the question arises of the successful completion of the season and getting into the playoffs, so they must fight with each opponent.
We predict a win for Boston Celtics.