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Celtics vs. Magic prediction, odds, line, spread: 2023 NBA picks, Jan. 23 best bets from proven model

The Boston Celtics visit the Orlando Magic for a Monday night battle at the Amway Center. Boston enters on a nine-game winning streak with a 35-12 overall record. Orlando is 17-29 overall and 11-12 at home. Jonathan Isaac (reconditioning) is listed as questionable for the Magic, and he could return to action for the first time since Aug. 2, 2020. Chuma Okeke (knee) is out for Orlando. Marcus Smart (ankle) and Malcolm Brogdon (personal) are out for the Celtics, with Robert Williams III (knee) listed as questionable.

Tipoff is at 7 pm ET in Orlando. Caesars Sportsbook lists Boston as the 7-point road favorite, while the over/under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 232 in the latest Celtics vs. Magic odds. Before making any Magic vs. Celtics picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four-plus seasons. The model enters Week 14 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 45-20 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $2,200. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Celtics vs. Magic and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Magic vs. Celtics:

  • Celtics vs. Magic spread: Celtics -7
  • Celtics vs. Magic over/under: 232 points
  • Celtics vs. Magic money line: Celtics -305, Magic +240
  • BOS: The Celtics are 13-11 against the spread in road games
  • ORL: The Magic are 14-9 against the spread in home games
  • Celtics vs. Magic picks: See picks at SportsLine

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Why the Celtics can cover

Boston has the best record (35-12) in the NBA, and the Celtics also outscore opponents by 6.6 points per 100 possessions, the best net rating in the league this season. The Celtics are rock-solid on defense, posting a top-five mark in overall efficiency, but Boston’s defense is even better behind Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Tatum is averaging 31.2 points per game, No. 3 in the NBA, and he averages 8.5 rebounds per game with a 61% true shooting mark.

Brown adds 26.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game, and they are the centerpieces of a top-three offense that is scoring more than 1.17 points per possession. The Celtics lead the NBA in free throw accuracy at 83.1%, and Boston ranks in the top eight in 2-point shooting (56.8%) and 3-point shooting (37.1%). Boston is elite in ball security, committing only 13.4 turnovers per game, and the Celtics also average 26.7 assists per game with quality ball movement leading to top-tier shot selection.

Why the Magic can cover

Orlando is led by a pair of dynamic young forwards in Paolo Banchero and Franz Wagner. Banchero is the Rookie of the Year frontrunner, averaging 20.7 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Wagner is generating 20.5 points per game on 49.2% shooting with 37.1% from 3-point range. Orlando is in the top 10 of the NBA in free throw creation (25.2 attempts per game) and free throw accuracy (79.4%), and the Magic should benefit from a Boston defense that creates only 13.1 turnovers per game.

On defense, the Magic are stingy against opposing 3-point shooters, giving up only 34.4% shooting, and Orlando is in the top ten of the NBA in points allowed in the paint (48.6 per game). The Magic are also above-average in free throw prevention (23.5 attempts allowed per game) and defensive rebound rate (72.1%).

How to make Magic vs. Celtics picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Under on the total, projecting 222 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in 70% of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Celtics vs. Magic? And which side of the spread hits 70% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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