Orlando Magic Vs. Boston Celtics NBA Player Props & Picks (12/17/23)

No NBA team wants to have to play the Boston Celtics twice in three days, but that is what the Orlando Magic are going to have to do on Sunday afternoon. Check out Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics NBA player props picks & odds below to see which players have an edge in this matchup.

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The two players whom we are going to highlight for our Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics player prop picks are Derrick White and Franz Wagner. We expect White to record two steals and Wagner to score fewer than 22 points on Sunday afternoon.

Franz Wagner Under 21.5 Points (-105)

Franz Wagner is a phenomenal young player for Orlando and has a bright future as a star in the NBA; however, we really don’t like this matchup for him against the Boston Celtics. Boston is one of the few teams in the NBA that can *almost* switch every position on the floor with its starting lineup of Jrue Holiday, Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and Kristaps Porzingis.

While Porzingis won’t switch onto guards, he doesn’t need to due to his prolific drop coverage defense, which will make Wagner think twice before trying to score at the rim. His size at 7-foot-3, combined with his length, timing, and vertical athleticism, makes him tough to finish over or around. Meanwhile, Holiday, White, Brown, and Tatum are all fantastic perimeter defenders who can contest every shot.

Lastly, Wagner has played Boston nine times in the regular season in his young career but has never eclipsed this line. While that is bound to change at some point, it is hard to see that being the case in this game with so much focus on him and the defensive versatility of Boston’s wings. In Wagner’s past two games versus the C’s, he has finished with 17 points. Additionally, in his career, he is only shooting 40% from the floor and 18% from three against them.

Derrick White To Record 2+ Steals (+140)

Derrick White has a terrific matchup against an inexperienced Orlando Magic backcourt that is starting a rookie (Anthony Black) at point guard since Markelle Fultz will still be sidelined. Orlando ranks 25th in the NBA in turnovers per game, which is one of its biggest weaknesses as a team.

With the Magic starting Black and Jalen Suggs, expect there to be some sloppiness, similar to last game (21 turnovers as a team) and White will be the beneficiary of that. White has recorded at least two steals in three of his past four games and even logged four steals in 30 minutes of play against the Magic on Friday night. There is no reason he can’t copy and paste that performance on Sunday.

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Drew is one of the NBA Lead Writers at Lineups.com, specializing in betting content such as game predictions and player props. With a deep knowledge of players and prospects, Drew has an extensive edge in covering everything NBA.

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