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Basketball Betting: Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic

Basketball betting features a possible Eastern conference final preview of Boston and Orlando in a highly anticipated online basketball betting matchup.

Basketball betting handicappers know that this game means more than just the upper hand on home court advantage in the post season.  This is an online basketball betting “statement” game.  The Boston Celtics have not been the same basketball betting commodity since their Christmas Day loss at Los Angeles to the Lakers.

The Celtics have struggled ever since and have begun to concern online basketball betting fans.  From January 4 through January 14 the Celtics went on a basketball betting stretch in which they went just 2-5 against the spread.

Boston is still considered one of the best teams in online basketball betting, however, and it’s considered to be only a matter of time before they get it back together.  Boston had an overall basketball betting record of 32-9 straight up and 21-20 against the basketball betting odds.

In road action Boston was 8-11 against the spread and went under the total in 13 out of 19 games as a visitor.  Boston ranked 10th overall on offense while ranking a strong 2nd overall on defense.  Paul Pierce has been a major basketball betting asset for the Celtics as he led the team in scoring with an average of 20 points per game.

The Orlando Magic have been perhaps the most surprising team in basketball betting this season.  Orlando had an overall basketball betting record of 32-8 straight up and a remarkable 27-12-1 against the basketball betting odds.

Orlando was red hot in January as from January 7 through January 16 they went on a basketball betting streak in which they went 5-0 both straight up and against the spread.  Orlando had a basketball betting mark of 12-7 against the spread at home.

The Magic are strong on both ends of the floor as they ranked 7th overall on offense while ranking 5th overall on defense.  Dwight Howard has been the basketball betting key to Orlando’s success as he led the team in scoring with an average of 20.3 points per game.  He also led in rebounds with an astounding 13.9 per game.

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