Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 5, 2021

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Jayson Tatum leads the Boston Celtics (34-31) into a matchup against the Orlando Magic (21-44) after putting up 33 points in a 129-119 loss to the Trail Blazers. The Magic are 10-point underdogs in the game on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, which tips off at 7:00 PM ET on NBCS-BOS. The over/under is 218.5 for the matchup.

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Celtics vs Magic Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Celtics -10 -110 -110 218.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • In Boston's matchups this season, the Celtics and their opponents have exceeded Wednesday's over/under of 218.5 points 42 times (64.6% of opportunities).
  • 31 Orlando games this year (47.7% of its matchups) ended with a final score higher than Wednesday's total of 218.5 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 216.9 points per game, 1.6 points fewer than the total of 218.5 for this game.
  • This game's over/under is 4.8 fewer points than the 223.3 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the Celtics have seen a 223.8 over/under in their games this season, 5.3 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Magic's games have an over/under of 216.5 points this season, 2.0 points fewer than the total points bet for this matchup.

Celtics Betting Data

  • Boston has failed to cover the spread more often than not this season, going 30-32.
  • The Celtics' record against the spread as at least a 10-point favorite is above .500 at 3-2.
  • Boston and its opponents have hit the over in 56.5% of games (35 out of 62 matchups).

Celtics Key Players

  • Tatum leads the Celtics in scoring, averaging 26.5 points per game.
  • Boston is led in rebounding by Tristan Thompson's 8.1 rebounds per game and assisting by Marcus Smart's 5.7 assists per game .
  • Tatum is the top three-point shooter for the Celtics, connecting on 2.9 per game.
  • Boston's blocks leader is Robert Williams III, who averages 1.8 per game. Smart leads the team averaging 1.5 steals an outing.

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Celtics Last 10 Games

Celtics Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Celtics Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/2/2021 Trail Blazers 129-119 POR No Home +3.5 252.5 - - Regular Season No Under
4/30/2021 Spurs 143-140 BOS No Home +8.5 251.5 575 -900 Regular Season Yes Over
4/28/2021 Hornets 120-111 BOS Yes Home -6.5 226.5 -650 450 Regular Season Yes Over
4/27/2021 Thunder 119-115 OKC Yes Home -2.5 213.5 -160 135 Regular Season No Over
4/25/2021 Hornets 125-104 CHA No Away +2.5 222.5 125 -150 Regular Season No Over
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
5-5 4-6 6-4-0 228.8 114 114.8 +5.5 38.7%

Celtics Injuries

Celtics: Jaylen Brown: Out (Ankle), Tristan Thompson: Day To Day (Pectoral Strain)

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Magic Betting Data

  • Orlando has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its outings, going 29-33-1 ATS.
  • Orlando has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 54% of matchups this year (34 out of 63 opportunities).

Magic Key Players

  • Terrence Ross puts up 15.6 points per game and is the top scorer for the Magic.
  • The Orlando leaders in rebounding and assists are Wendell Carter Jr. with 8.0 rebounds per game (he also adds 11.5 points and 1.9 assists per game) and Cole Anthony with 4.3 assists per game (he also tacks on 12.3 points and 4.6 rebounds per game).
  • Ross is consistent from deep and leads the Magic with 1.9 made threes per game.
  • Orlando's leader in steals is Chuma Okeke with 1.1 per game, and its leader in blocks is Mohamed Bamba with 1.1 per game.

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Magic Last 10 Games

Magic Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Magic Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/3/2021 Pistons 119-112 ORL No Away +8.5 239.5 - - Regular Season Yes Under
5/1/2021 Grizzlies 112-111 ORL No Home +17.5 216.5 1350 -5000 Regular Season Yes Over
4/30/2021 Grizzlies 92-75 MEM No Away +6.5 190.5 375 -500 Regular Season No Under
4/28/2021 Cavaliers 109-104 ORL Yes Away -8.5 201.5 -550 400 Regular Season No Over
4/26/2021 Lakers 114-103 LAL No Home +4.5 205.5 195 -250 Regular Season No Over
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
3-7 4-6 6-4-0 217.6 103.8 113.8 -7.9 35.5%

Magic Injuries

Magic: Jonathan Isaac: Out For Season (Knee), Terrence Ross: Out (Back), Otto Porter Jr.: Out (Foot), Chuma Okeke: Out (Ankle), James Ennis III: Out (Calf), Markelle Fultz: Out For Season (Knee), Michael Carter-Williams: Out (Ankle)

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