The game tonight presents some interesting data to be considered and will make the odds for the Magic more difficult to achieve their goal of winning this playoff series that as of now they are trailing 3-1. In all of Professional sports history in the United States there has only been four times when a team has accomplished winning a series in the playoffs when losing the first 3 games of the series. And to top that, it’s never been done it the NBA. How will this info affect the NBA Betting fans and the NBA Odds before this game is yet to be determined?
This is the second game at Amway Arena the Magic are playing that has the possibility of eliminating them from the Eastern Conference Finals. They have all intention of winning this game and going back to Boston for game Six of the series with Boston up 3-2! The public at many sports sites have picked the Magic to win this game tonight, and is that enough to change the NBA betting public and the NBA Odds makers?
On the other side of this match-up tonight the Celtics are in a very favorable position! They have at least three more attempts to win the Eastern Conference Finals and if they can accomplish that it will give them a chance to win a 2nd NBA championship in a period of three years. So far they have never played more than five games in a series after they have won the first three games of a series.
After game FOUR it’s not surprising the MAGIC are expected to win game FIVE as favorites at 65%. When it comes to the backboards the Magic are out re-bounding with the Magic 42 – 39 for the Celtics, and that data will definitely be a factor on NBA betting and the NBA odds makers along with the shooting and 3 point leaders. In the shooting stats the Magic are expected to shoot 44.4 to the Celtics 43.8 from the court also very close. For the 3 pointers thus far the Magic are completing 7.7 while the Celtics are making 5.3 of the 3 pointers from the court. Also very close are the turnover stats with the Magic making 13.5 to the Celtics 15.1 turnovers. Check out the NBA Betting lines and NBA odds!
The Celtics and the Magic Stats:
The Celtics are: 50-32 SU, 33-48-1 ATS
The Magic are: 59-23 SU, 45-33-4 ATS
The Celtics lately:
While playing Wednesday’s they are 6-4
Before they played the Magic they were 9-1
After they played the Magic they are 4-6
After their last loss they are 7-3
The Magic Lately:
While playing Wednesday’s they are 9-1
Before they played the Celtics they were 4-6
After they played the Celtics thet are 8-2
After their last win they are 9-1
The Next Game is:
The Celtics home vs. the Magic, on Friday, May 28 if required.
Basketball Odds Makers have the lines at present for the MAGIC -4 and the Total Over/Under 186 and the MAGIC are -190 and the CELTICS are +160 on the Money Line.