NBA odds: Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics

April 30, 2012 NBA Basketball

The not so Magic lately, team from Orlando, travels to Beantown tonight to take on the Celtics at TD Garden beginning at 8:00ET. The game can be seen nationally as the first half of a doubleheader on ESPN.

Orlando got back on track Monday night, even with Superman still among the missing, by beating Philadelphia 113-100 in the land of Disneyworld. In that one, Ryan Anderson, Jameer Nelson, and Earl Clark all registered double, doubles. Anderson had game highs in both points with 26 and rebounds with 16. Nelson led the way with assists pitching it off 13 times. Even without the aforementioned super hero, Dwight Howard and Glen Davis the Magic prevailed in the team rebounding category by grabbing 46 boards to the Sixers 30.  Start your NBA Betting action on Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics game.

There was an obvious lack of physical defense by Philadelphia as Orlando only made 6 visits to the charity stripe. The Magic are in a fifth place tie with Atlanta in the Eastern Conference. Their overall record is 36-25. They are 4-6 in their last ten, but looking for a third straight victory tonight. On the road they’re 16-13.

With a chance to clinch the Atlantic Division title in Madison Square Garden, the Celt’s came up short, bowing to the N.Y. Knicks 118-110 on Tuesday. Carmelo Anthony remained hot and scorched Boston with a triple double of 35 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Paul Pierce had a hot hand of his own, scoring 43 for the Celtics. Rajon Rondo had an unlucky double, double with 13 points and 13 assists.

Boston can capture the division title in tonights affair with a win over the Magic and a Knicks loss. That could set tonight’s opponents up for a first round matchup in the NBA playoffs. Orlando may just as well want to avoid that scenario after the Celtics beat them twice in January even without the services of Rondo and Ray Allen. Allen is likely out again tonight and Rondo is a game time decision with a sore wrist and back. Check the Sportsbook Odds for Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics game.

Boston is a 5 point home favorite on a $110/$100 moneyline. The same moneyline holds for an over/under wager set at 177.5 points.

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