Celtics vs. Magic prediction, odds, line, spread: 2023 NBA picks, Jan. 23 best bets from proven model

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An Eastern Conference battle takes place on Monday when the Boston Celtics (35-12) travel to take on the Orlando Magic (17-29) in one of the first tips of the evening. Orlando has already beaten Boston twice in three tries this season and the Magic have been great against the spread this season with a 25-19 ATS mark and three covers already against Boston. Orlando is expected to have Jonathan Isaac (knee) back for the first time since 2020. Malcolm Brogdon (personal), Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Marcus Smart (ankle) are out for Boston, while Robert Williams III (knee) is questionable.

Tipoff is at 7 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Boston as the 8-point road favorite in the latest Celtics vs. Magic odds. The over/under for total points is set at 229.5. Before making any Magic vs. Celtics picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four-plus seasons. The model enters Week 14 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 45-20 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $2,200. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Celtics vs. Magic and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Magic vs. Celtics:

  • Celtics vs. Magic spread: Celtics -8
  • Celtics vs. Magic over/under: 229.5 points
  • Celtics vs. Magic money line: Celtics -320, Magic +250
  • BOS: The Celtics are 13-11 against the spread in road games
  • ORL: The Magic are 14-9 against the spread in home games
  • Celtics vs. Magic picks: See picks at SportsLine

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Why the Celtics can cover

Boston is tremendous on offense, scoring more than 1.17 points per possession, and the Celtics rate in the top eight of the NBA in 2-point shooting, 3-point shooting, turnover prevention, and assists per game. The Celtics also have the best point differential in the NBA, using a top-flight defense to complement an elite offense. Boston is giving up fewer than 1.11 points per possession, ranking in the top five of the NBA, and the Celtics lead the league with a 74.7% defensive rebound rate. 

Boston also sits atop the NBA in assists allowed (22.7 per game) and free throw attempts allowed (20.5 per game), with top-six marks in fast break points allowed (12.7 per game) and blocked shots (5.4 per game). The Celtics allow fewer than 49 points in the paint per game, a top-10 figure, and opponents are shooting only 53.3% inside the arc with 13.0 second-chance points per game against Boston.

Why the Magic can cover

Many of the betting trends point toward Orlando in this one. The Magic are 14-9 ATS at home and 22-14-2 ATS as the underdogs this season. They’ve played their best against solid competition, going 10-3-1 ATS against teams that have won more than 55% of their games this year. The Magic have also covered in four of their last five.

Boston is undeniably playing well but the Celtics had their last two wins come down to the final minute, leaving the door open for a competitive game. The Celtics have also been just average against the spread when playing on the road with an 11-11-2 ATS mark. 

How to make Magic vs. Celtics picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Under on the total, projecting 222 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 70% of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Celtics vs. Magic? And which side of the spread hits almost 70% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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