Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics 01/12/19: Starting Lineups, Matchup Breakdown, Odds, Daily Fantasy, Betting
Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics Preview
The Orlando Magic (17-24) could use some home cooking tonight as they host the Boston Celtics (25-16) tonight. Orlando is coming into tonight’s game having lost their last four and only winning three of their last 10. They also haven’t done well protecting their home court with a 10-11 record at the Amway Center.
The Celtics are coming off a 99-115 loss to the Miami Heat. Boston has won seven of their last 10, but some tensions boiled over against the Heat.
In the first game of this year’s season series, the Magic won 93-90. Center Nikola Vucevic had 24 points, and Kyrie Irving finished with 22 points and five assists.
Time: 7:00pm ET
Arena: Amway Center, Orlando, FL
Channel: NBCSB, FSFL
Orlando Magic Starting Lineup
The Magic are finally home after their road trip, which ended 1-5. This is now the third time the Magic have had a four-game losing streak this season, and they’ll have to play well to avoid extending that streak against one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.
In their last game on the road trip, they lost to the Jazz 93-106. The Magic defense had trouble containing Donovan Mitchell, who went off for 33 points.
Their 12-point third quarter and 18-point fourth quarter gave the Magic no chance of sustaining what they had accomplished in the first half.
Aaron Gordon finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Vucevic and D.J. Augustin also had big nights for the Magic.
Boston Celtics Starting Lineup
The Boston Celtics had their four-game win streak snapped by the Miami Heat in a 99-115 loss on Thursday. Most of the starting five played well, but Al Horford seemed to struggle with Hassan Whiteside and only had two points and four rebounds.
Gordon Hayward, Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier seemed to all come back down to earth against the Heat. They had overcome struggles recently and strung together several good performances.
Things seemed to boil over on the bench when Marcus Morris and Jaylen Brown were caught shoving each other, but it seemed to be brief and not be too serious a matter.
Boston is one of the better defensive teams in the league, and against a team that struggles to score, they are expected to regain any momentum before games with Brooklyn and Toronto next week.
Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics Betting Odds
Boston is a -7 favorite to win tonight’s game on the road. The over/under is 213 points, and the moneyline has seen only minimal movement as the Celtics opened at -260 and are now live at -275.
Boston is 10-11 on the road and 22-12 as the favorite. Orlando is 10-11 at home and 11-19 as the underdog.
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DraftKings & FanDuel Fantasy Picks
Nikola Vucevic ($9.5k) and Kyrie Irving ($8.3k) are fantasy standouts for tonight’s game. Vucevic is projected for 46.94 points on FanDuel, and Irving is slated for 40.91 points.
Evan Fournier ($5.3k) and Jayson Tatum ($6.1k) are fantasy values. Fournier is consistently a double-digit scorer and is projected for 26.72 points. Jayson Tatum has seemed to shake off any signs of a slump in his last two games. FanDuel has him projected for 28 points.
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