Celtics vs Magic Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Saturday, October 22

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The Boston Celtics (2-0) visit the Orlando Magic (1-1) at Amway Center on Saturday, October 22, 2022. The contest starts at 7:00 PM ET and airs on BSFL. The Celtics are 8.5-point favorites in the game. A 215.5-point over/under is installed for this matchup.

Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Celtics as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Celtics have -364 odds to pick up the win, while the Magic are listed at +288 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 215.5 points.

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Celtics vs. Magic Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSFL
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Arena: Amway Center

Celtics vs. Magic Betting Trends

The Celtics covered the spread 44 times in 82 games last year. Boston finished with a 44-16 record in games it was favored on the moneyline last season (winning 73.3% of those games). Out of 82 Celtics games last season, 40 hit the over.

The Magic were 36-45-1 against the spread last season. Orlando was underdogs 73 times last season and won 17, or 23.3%, of those games. In 82 Magic games last season, 41 of them went over the total.

Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Jayson Tatum 76 26.9 8 4.4 0.9 0.6 3
Jaylen Brown 66 23.6 6.1 3.5 1 0.3 2.5
Malcolm Brogdon 36 19.1 5.1 5.9 0.9 0.4 1.6
Derrick White 75 13.2 3.5 4.9 0.9 0.8 1.5
Marcus Smart 71 12.1 3.8 5.9 1.7 0.3 1.7


Cole Anthony 65 16.3 5.4 5.7 0.7 0.3 2
Wendell Carter Jr. 62 15 10.4 2.8 0.6 0.7 1.1
Gary Harris 61 10.9 2 1.7 1 0.1 1.9
Markelle Fultz 18 10.8 2.7 5.5 1.1 0.3 0.2
Mohamed Bamba 71 10.6 8 1.2 0.5 1.7 1.5
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Celtics vs. Magic Injury Report

Celtics: Robert Williams: Out (Knee), Danilo Gallinari: Out (Knee)

Magic: Cole Anthony: Probable (Illness), Moritz Wagner: Out (Ankle), Jonathan Isaac: Out (Hamstring), Markelle Fultz: Out (Toe), Gary Harris: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Boston Celtics

Boston was 12th in the league in points scored (111.8 per game) and best in points allowed (104.5) last season. On offense, the Celtics put up 110.8 points per game when playing at home, compared to 112.8 points per game away from home.

Last season, Boston was eighth in the league in 3-point makes (13.2 per game) and 13th in 3-point percentage (35.7%). The Celtics took 57.5% of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 42.5% from beyond it last season. In terms of makes, 67.5% of the Celtics’ baskets were 2-pointers, and 32.5% were 3-pointers.

What you need to know about the Orlando Magic

While Orlando ranked in the bottom five in the NBA in points per game last season with 104.2 (second-worst), it ranked 20th in the league with 112.2 points given up per contest. At home, the Magic scored 104.2 points per game last season. Away, they averaged the same number.

Orlando ranked 15th in the NBA by making 12.2 three-pointers per contest, but it had a 33.1% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranked third-worst in the league. The Magic attempted 51.4 two-pointers per game last year, which accounted for 58.3% of the shots they attempted (and 68.2% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they attempted 36.9 threes per contest, which were 41.7% of their shots (and 31.8% of the team’s buckets).

Celtics vs. Magic Predictions and Pick

Our prediction to win this game is the Celtics, and we predict that Celtics will cover the spread (Celtics -8.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 215.5 points.

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How to bet Celtics vs. Magic

You can bet on Celtics vs. Magic at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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