Celtics vs Magic Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Monday, January 23, 2023

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The Boston Celtics (35-12) visit the Orlando Magic (17-29) on January 23, 2023 at Amway Center. The Celtics are favored by 7.5 points as they enter the matchup winners of nine in a row and are 9-1 in their last 10 games. A 229.5-point over/under has been installed for the matchup.

How to bet Celtics vs. Magic

Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Celtics as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -314 odds to pick up the win, while the Magic are listed at +249 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 229.5 points.

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Celtics vs. Magic Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, January 23, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Arena: Amway Center

Celtics vs. Magic Betting Trends

The Celtics are 25-20-2 against the spread this year. Boston has been victorious in 33, or 73.3%, of the 45 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. The Celtics have eclipsed the over/under in 52.2% of their opportunities this year (24 times in 46 games with a set point total).

The Magic have 25 wins against the spread in 46 games this season. Orlando has been the moneyline underdog 38 total times this season. Orlando has finished 14-24 in those games. The Magic have gone over the point total 54.3% of the time this year (25 of 46 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Celtics Leaders
Jayson Tatum 44 31.2 8.5 4.3 1.1 0.8 3.3
Jaylen Brown 42 26.9 7.1 3.3 1.1 0.5 2.5
Derrick White 47 9.8 3 3.4 0.7 0.9 1.5
Al Horford 37 9.6 6.3 2.6 0.5 1 2.1
Grant Williams 46 9.1 4.7 1.7 0.7 0.4 1.5


Magic Leaders
Paolo Banchero 39 20.7 6.5 3.8 1 0.5 1.3
Franz Wagner 45 20.5 3.9 3.4 0.9 0.2 1.7
Wendell Carter Jr. 27 15.1 8.6 2.8 0.4 0.7 1.2
Markelle Fultz 25 12.5 4.1 5.6 1.6 0.3 0.5
Bol Bol 41 11.9 6.8 0.9 0.5 1.6 0.6
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Celtics vs. Magic Injury Report

Magic: Jonathan Isaac: Probable (Knee), Chuma Okeke: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Boston Celtics

Boston is surrendering 112.2 points per game this year (ninth-ranked in NBA), but it has really played well on offense, scoring 118.5 points per contest (second-best). The Celtics are averaging 121.9 points per game this season in home games, which is 6.6 more points than they’re averaging in road games (115.3). On offense, the Celtics have struggled over their last 10 games, scoring 118.2 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 118.5 they’ve put up over the course of this season.

Boston is top-five this season in three-point shooting, ranking second-best in the league with 15.5 treys per game. Meanwhile, it ranks eighth with a 37.1% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. This season, the Celtics have taken 52.9% two-pointers, accounting for 63.2% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 47.1% threes (36.8% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Orlando Magic

In 2022-23, Orlando is fourth-worst in the league offensively (110.9 points scored per game) and 17th on defense (114.7 points conceded). The Magic are scoring more points at home (114.3 per game) than on the road (107.6). While the Magic are scoring 110.9 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark in their past 10 games, producing 114.1 a contest.

Orlando makes 10.9 3-pointers per game and shoots 34.8% from beyond the arc, ranking 25th and 22nd, respectively, in the league. The Magic take 63.3% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 36.7% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 72.8% of the Magic’s buckets are 2-pointers, and 27.2% are 3-pointers.

Our pick to win this contest is the Celtics, and we predict that Celtics will cover the spread (Celtics -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 229.5 points.

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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