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Magic vs. Celtics Free Pick Game One

Written by:
Johnny Detroit
Published on:
May/16/2010
Magic vs. Celtics Free Pick

Here is your Magic vs. Celtics free pick for Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals.  You can bet this game at Bookmaker.com.  Claim your FREE CASH BONUS.  Use bonus code GAMBLING911

The Orlando Magic host the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Both teams have been very impressive in the playoffs, and this series is a rematch of last years epic 7 game series. The Magic are 6.5 favorites, with a total of 189.5 points expected tonight. ABC will televise this game at 3:30 EDT.

Orlando is back in the Eastern Conference Finals, and they once again are expecting to make a return trip to the NBA Finals. Orlando has been absolutely dominant in the playoffs, winning all 8 games. Not only are they perfect in the post-season, they have also been winning in dominating fashion. The Magic have now won 14 consecutive games entering today, and they haven't lost back to back games in more than 4 months. Coach Van Gundy clearly has his team firing on all cylinders as they approach Game 1 this afternoon. The Magic are 67-23 SU and 53-35-2 ATS overall this season. The Magic are 38-7 SU and 26-17-2 ATS in home games this year. Orlando is 5-4 ATS as a home favorite between 6.5 and 9 PTS this season. Orlando is 14-4 ATS against Atlantic division opponents this year. 5 different Magic players average double figures in the playoffs this season, led by PG Jameer Nelson. Nelson is averaging 20.5 PPG, shooting nearly 52% from the field in the process.

C Dwight Howard is averaging 15.4 PPG and more than 11 RPG this post-season. Howard will have more resistance when facing the Celtics compared to what's he faced so far in the playoffs.

 

The Magic are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 playoff games as a favorite. The Under is 7-1 in the Magic's last 8 games against a team with a winning SU record. Forward Matt Barnes is listed as Probable with a slight back injury. 

 

Boston pulled off the shocker of the this years playoffs, as they eliminated LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in 6 games. Boston might have ended a dynasty in the making with the ousting of Cleveland, but Boston has bigger things on their minds as they enter the Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics have revenge on their minds, as they lost in last years Conference Finals to the Magic in 7 games. Boston will have to win on the Magic's home court if they are to advance to the Finals. PG Rajon Rondo has been the story of the NBA Playoffs, as he has been the breakout player in the NBA this post-season. Rondo is averaging 18 PPG, 12 APG, and 6 RPG in the playoffs this year. F Kevin Garnett is also playing well during the playoffs, thanks to a healthy body. Garnett is averaging 17.6 PPG and 8 RPG during the playoffs. In total, 4 different Celtics players are averaging at least 16 PPG during the playoffs this year. Boston is 58-35 SU and 41-50-2 ATS

overall this year. The Celtics have a tremendous road record this season, thanks to their veteran experience. Boston is 29-17 SU and 24-21-1 ATS in road contests this season. Boston is 1-2 ATS as a road underdog between 6.5 and 9 PTS this year.

The Celtics are 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 playoff games as an underdog. The Over is 5-1 in their last 6 road games against a team with a home winning percentage greater than .600%. Center Kendrick Perkins is listed as Probable with a knee injury.

Pregame.com projects the final score to be 99-86 in favor of the Orlando Magic. The Magic -6.5 is the Side of the Day!

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Johnny Detroit, Gambling911.com (Courtesy of Pregame.com)

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