The Boston Celtics will welcome a formidable foe to the TD Bank North Garden tonight as the Orlando Magic head into town. Up to the minute odds and trends for this game can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Celtics are in a good position right now as they have already clichéd a playoff spot and lead the Atlantic Division as well. They currently lead the New York Knicks by 3.5 games in the Atlantic. As usual the Celtics have been led by a stellar defense all season as they are ranked third in the league in terms of points allowed. They only give up 89.7 points per game on average. The Celtics are coming off of a loss last night though to the hands of the New York Knicks whom they lost to 118-110 last night in New York.
The Orlando Magic like the Celtics have already clinched a playoff spot as well. The Magic have had their share of off the court distractions, but have navigated through them to a 36-25 record which puts them in solid position in the East. The Magic have a solid defense as well and are actually 4th in the league in points given up per game allowing 92.8 points per game.
The Celtics are a solid 10-4-1 against the spread in their last 15 games, and Boston is an even stronger play at home as the Celtics are 8-1-1 against the spread in their last ten home games. The Magic have struggled against Boston lately with a mark of 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games against Boston.
With both of these teams in relative cruise control it will be a good game, but not as good as if the two teams had something to play for. All of the things we look at point to the Celtics in this one which is why we like them in this one as the home favorite at online sportsbooks.