Celtics vs Magic: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 21, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 21, 2021

The Orlando Magic (14-27) visit the Boston Celtics (20-20) after losing five straight road games. The Celtics are favored by 8.5 points in the contest, which starts at 3:30 PM ET on Sunday, March 21, 2021. The matchup has an over/under of 216.5 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of March 21, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Celtics vs Magic Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 21

Celtics:
Romeo Langford: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Tristan Thompson: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

Magic:
Jonathan Isaac: Out For Season (Knee),
James Ennis III: Day To Day (Calf),
Cole Anthony: Out (Rib),
Markelle Fultz: Out For Season (Knee),
Terrence Ross: Out (Knee),
Michael Carter-Williams: Day To Day (Illness)

Celtics and Magic Records ATS

  • Boston is under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 18-22
  • The Celtics have a losing record against the spread when favored by at least 8.5 points, going 1-2 this season.
  • Boston and its opponents have outscored the set over/under in 55% of its games this season (22/40).
  • Orlando has played as expected this season with an even 20-20-1 record ATS.
  • 21 of Orlando’s 41 games (51.2%) this season have fallen short of the over/under.

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Head to Head

Jaylen Brown scored a team-high 21 points to help lead the Celtics past Aaron Gordon (17 points) and the Magic 124-97 in their last matchup on January 15, 2021. The Celtics were favored by 4 points in the game and covered the spread in the win. The teams put up a total of 221 total points to cover the 213.5-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/15/2021 Celtics Celtics -4 213.5 -176 144 Regular Season 124-97 BOS


Scoring Trends

  • Boston’s games this season have gone over the point total for Sunday’s matchup total (216.5 points) in 75% of opportunities (30 out of 40 matchups).
  • In Orlando’s games this season, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Sunday’s matchup total in 21 out of 41 matchups (51.2%).
  • The Celtics have seen a 223.2 average over/under in their games this season, 6.7 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • Magic’s games have an over/under of 216 points this season, 0.5 points fewer than the total points bet for this contest.
  • The Celtics have an average implied point total of 113.2 this season, which is 0.2 points higher than their implied total in Sunday’s game (113).
  • Boston has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (113) 18 times.
  • The Magic’s average implied point total on the season (112 points) is eight points higher than their implied total in this matchup (104 points).
  • Orlando has scored more than 104 points 21 times this season.
  • The Celtics are at the 19th spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (111.9 PPG), while the Magic allow the 12th-fewest points per game (111.3) in the league.
  • The Celtics have totaled 27 more points than their opponents this season (0.7 per game on average), while the Magic have been out-scored by 270 total points (6.6 per game average differential).

Celtics Leaders

  • Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics scoring 25.0 points per game.
  • Marcus Smart leads Boston with 5.3 assists a game and Tristan Thompson paces the squad with 8.4 rebounds per outing.
  • Kemba Walker is the top three-point shooter for the Celtics, hitting 2.8 per game.
  • Smart leads the team with 1.6 steals per game. Robert Williams III collects 1.8 blocks a game to pace Boston.

Magic Leaders

  • Nikola Vucevic holds the top Magic spot in two categories: scoring (24.7 points per game) and rebounding (11.8 rebounds per game).
  • The Orlando leader in assists is Michael Carter-Williams with 4.3 assists per game.
  • Evan Fournier leads the Magic in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.7 made threes per game.
  • Orlando’s Terrence Ross has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.1 per game and Mohamed Bamba is first in blocks with 0.9 per game.

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