2010 NBA Playoffs: Magic vs Celtics Game 4 Odds & Picks: It is do or die time for the Orlando Magic tonight as they take on Boston in a game four showdown at the TD Garden. Tip off in what could be the final game of the Eastern Conference playoffs is scheduled for 8:30pm ET on ESPN. 2010 NBA Playoffs Game 4 Odds & Picks at online sportsbook SBGglobal.com have the Celtics listed as a -7 against the spread home favorite.
Boston followed up its Florida act with an encore performance at home on Saturday night, smashing the Magic 94-71. The Celtics, once again, did it with defense as they held Orlando to 37 percent from the field. The Magic's Dwight Howard, who had 30 points in the team's game two loss, managed just seven points in 39 minutes of play. Howard also found himself in single digits in rebounds, finishing with seven in that department as well. Only three Magic players reached double figures in scoring, those being Vince Carter (15), Jameer Nelson (15), and Mickael Pietrus (12).
Offensively Boston hit 46.6 percent of its field goal attempts, including 6-of-11 from beyond the arc. Six players scored in double figures, led by forward Glen Davis, who had 17 points and six rebounds off the bench. Paul Pierce added 15 points and nine rebounds while point guard Rajon Rondo scored 11 points and dished out 12 assists.
The easy win pushed Orlando to the brink of elimination as they now trail Boston 0-3 in the series. Despite the Celtics tremendous advantage, Head Coach Doc Rivers cautioned his squad, as well as Boston's fans, not to get overconfident.
"We've got to resist the temptation to look forward. We've got a game to win," Rivers said. "They're going to come back in the next game, and they're going to give us their best shot. Quite honestly, we're not good enough to let up."
2010 NBA Playoffs Betting Trend: The Celtics are 8-2 straight up and against the spread in their last 10 games as a home favorite with a spread between 4 and 7.5 and a total between 185 and 190.
Orlando Magic +7 (-110), Over 188 (-110), +270 (Moneyline)
Boston Celtics -7 (-110), Under 188 (-110), -330 (Moneyline)
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