Celtics vs Magic Prediction: Statistical Analysis
Celtics vs Magic Prediction: The Boston Celtics are expected to win the upcoming game against the Orlando Magic as per the latest prediction.
The Boston Celtics (22-8) will look to make a comeback in the next meeting with Orlando Magic (10-20) at the TD Garden Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Celtics faced a shocking 109-117 defeat to the Magic in the last game. They will surely look to not repeat the same mistakes and return to winning ways in the next game.
The Orlando Magic would be pumped up after handing a home defeat to the mighty Celtics in the last fixture. However, they can expect a strong response from the Celtics in the upcoming game. The Magic are on a roll after 5 consecutive wins. They need to lot more to do in order to secure a spot in the top 8 of the Eastern Conference.
Celtics vs Magic Prediction: Key Insights
Wagner led the Magic to an emphatic win over the Celtics in the last game.
The Orlando Magic started as the clear underdogs against the Celtics who are leading the Eastern Conference. Two 3-pointers by Al Horford in the opening minutes helped Boston gain an early lead. The Magic were quick to reply as they closed the first quarter with a 15-4 run. Orlando kept putting pressure on the Celtics and secured a 62-54 lead by halftime. The Celtics managed to cut the deficit to single digits several times but the Magic didn’t lose the lead throughout the remaining quarters. A key contribution from Markelle Fultz in the last phase of the game sealed the contest for the Magic.
Moritz Wagner led the scoring for the Magic and finished with 25 points and 8 rebounds. Paolo Banchero also looked good and added 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.
For the Celtics, Jayson Tatum looked in excellent touch again. He secured 31 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists. Jaylen Brown gave a valuable contribution of 26 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists.
Magic vs Celtic Prediction: Recent Form
The Boston Celtics have looked in absolutely top form this season. They are currently at 22-8 in the top position of the Eastern Conference. Boston lacked consistency in recent games as they could win 2 of the last 5 matchups. At home, the Celtics won 11 out of 14 games so far. They have been 11-5 in the away fixtures.
The Orlando Magic have managed to revive their campaign to some extent with their recent performances. They are currently at 10-20 in the 13th position in the Eastern Conference. They have maintained a record of 8-9 in home games till now. On road trips, Orlando’s record stands at 2-11.
Magic vs Celtics Prediction: Winning Odds
The Boston Celtics’ campaign has been far better than that of the Orlando Magic as of now. The Celtics have scored at the best scoring among all sides across conferences. They are ahead of the Magic in most of the offensive and defensive stats till now.
Despite being at the top, the Celtics were stunned by the Magic in the last fixture. Jayson Tatum is most likely to lead the scoring chart again for the Celtics. He is averaging 30.2 points per game in the current season. On the other hand, the Magic will expect Paolo Banchero to make things difficult for the hosts. Banchero has played the current season with an average of 21.6 points per game.
- Boston Celtics: -11 (-119)
- Orlando Magic: +11 (-119)
- Boston Celtics: -769
- Orlando Magic: +400
- Boston Celtics: 88%
- Orlando Magic: 12%
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Celtics Magic Prediction: Team Stats
- The Boston Celtics have scored at a very high rate of 119.1 points per game this season. In shooting, they got a shooting accuracy of 48.5% from the field and 38.6% from the 3-point line. They maintained an average of 26.4 assists per game.
- In the defense, the Celtics rebounded with an average of 42.6 per game. The averages of steals and blocks per game stand at 6.5 and 5.2 respectively.
- The Orlando Magic maintained a very low scoring average of 109.4 points per game so far. They shot 46.9% from the field and 34.2% from the 3-point line. The average number of assists per game stands at 21.5.
- The Magic’s rebound average is currently at 43.3 per game along with 6.3 steals and 5.0 blocks per game.
Celtics Magic Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats
There have been a total of 125 regular season games between these two teams in the NBA. The Boston Celtics have the upper hand with 73 wins, while the Orlando Magic could win 52 fixtures.
The Magic ended their 10-game losing streak against the Celtics with a 117-109 win in the previous meeting last Friday. The first fixture between the two teams this season on 22 October 2022 went in the favor of the Celtics (126-120).
Celtics vs Magic Prediction: Players to Watch Out
Jayson Tatum (Small Forward)
Points Per Game: 30.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.2 | Assists Per Game: 4.1
Jaylen Brown (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 26.5 | Rebounds Per Game: 7.2 | Steals Per Game: 1.1
Malcolm Brogdon (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 13.9 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.0 | Assists Per Game: 3.8
Cole Anthony (Point Guard)
Magic Celtics Prediction: Injuries
- Danilo Gallinari (Power Forward)
- Chuma Okeke (Power Forward)
- Garry Harris (Shooting Guard)
- Jalen Sluggs (Shooting Guard)
- Jonathan Isaac (Power Forward)
- Wendell Carter Jr. (Center)
Celtics vs Magic Prediction: Predicted Winner
The Boston Celtics will look to make a strong comeback on Sunday. They can’t afford to lose back-to-back home matchups to a lower-ranked team. On the other hand, the Magic will aim to give another heartbreak to the Boston fans. They will start with high confidence after the last win. All the predictions and betting platforms are suggesting a win for the Celtics in this fixture.