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2009 NBA Playoffs: Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic Game 5

by Scott Burgess on Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Thanks to a last second buzzer beater by Celtics Glen "Big Baby" Davis the Celtics tied up the Eastern Conference Semi-finals at two apiece. Tonight, May 12, the Boston Celtics host the Orlando Magic for some Game 5 action. NBA oddsmakers at Sportsbook.com have the Celtics as -2 point home favs over the Magic with the over/under set at 192 points. Be sure to get your 2009 NBA Playoff Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic Pick in now at Sportsbook.com.

The Magic top producer in Game 4 was Dwight Howard with 23pts 17 rebounds, while Rashard Lewis added 22pts and Mickael Pietrus came off the bench to add 11pts. As a team they made 34 of 85 (40%) from the field, 5 of 27 (18.5%) from the arch and 21 of 28 (75%) at the line. The Magic are 3-2 on the road in the playoffs where they’ve averaged 96.2 ppg and given up an average 93.6 ppg.

The Celtics top scorers were Paul Pierce with 27pts, while Rajon Rondo added 21pts 14 rebounds and Glen Davis also had 21pts. As a team they made 38 of 72 (52.8%) from the field, 1 of 10 (10%) from the arch and 18 of 27 (66.7%) at the line. The Celtics are 4-2 at home in the playoffs where they’ve averaged 106.3 ppg and given up an average 102 ppg. Kendrick Perkins strained his left shoulder in Sunday’s game, but he’s expected to play.

Recent Trends to Consider:  

  • Under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
  • Underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
  • Road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
  • Magic are 4-13 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Boston.
  • Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite of 0.5-4.5.
  • Celtics are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a home favorite of 0.5-4.5.   

2009 NBA Playoff Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic
When: Tue, May 12, 2009 8:00 PM ET                 
Line: Sportsbook.com
Pick: Celtics -2

Point-Spreads.com 2009 NBA Playoff Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic

The Bottom Line:
The Celtics aren’t supposed to be beating the Magic without K.G. but they are. Go Celtics! Be sure to get your 2009 NBA Playoff Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic Pick in now at Sportsbook.com and receive a 10% sign-up bonus on your initial deposit.

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