Both teams were scheduled to play on Wednesday but the game was postponed because the Celtics were unable to suit up the minimum required eight players due to players entering the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
Money Line And Picks
Boston enters this home matchup at the -3.0 point favorite in the latest William Hill Sportsbook Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics odds. Game time for this entry on Friday is slated for 7:30 p.m. ET. Watch: Fox Sports Florida | NBC SPORTS BOSTON | Listen: 98.5 The Sports Hub/WYGM 96.9FM / 740AM
The money line: Boston at -145; Orlando at +125. The over-under for point points for this game is 213.5. Celtics are 7-3, 6-4-0 against the spread (ATS) while the Magic are 6-5, 6-5-0 ATS.
Orlando enters this contest against Boston seeking to snap a three-game losing streak. The Magic (6-5) have also dropped the last two road games in Dallas and Houston.
Boston finished 48-24 overall and went 26-10 at home a season ago. The Celtics averaged 113.7 points per game last season, 18.6 from the free throw line and 37.7 from deep.
Orlando went 33-40 overall and 20-23 in Eastern Conference games a season ago. The Magic averaged 107.3 points per game while shooting 44.4% from the field and 34.3% from 3-point range last season.
The teams match up Friday for the first time this season.
Boston vs Orlando – INJURIES:
Celtics: Romeo Langford: out (right wrist), Robert Williams III: out (health and safety protocols), Javonte Green: out (health and safety protocols), Semi Ojeleye: out (health and safety protocols), Tristan Thompson: out (health and safety protocols), Grant Williams: out (health and safety protocols), Kemba Walker: out (left knee), Jaylen Brown: day to day (health and safety protocols), Jayson Tatum: out (health and safety protocols).
Magic: Chuma Okeke (knee), Markelle Fultz: out for season (knee), Evan Fournier: day to day (back spasms), Michael Carter-Williams: day to day (foot), Al-Farouq Aminu: out (knee), Jonathan Isaac: out for season (knee).