2020 NBA Action: Betting on a Magic Show in Boston Friday
Backing Orlando for the cover: Magic +3
The Magic travel to the Celtics to face Boston as three-point dogs Friday, after dropping three in a row straight up and versus the number. Conversely, the Celtics have strung together four consecutive straight up wins and three covers in a row.
The divergent recent performance paths for these teams suggests Orlando plus the longball is the play for today's meeting. We are betting accordingly.
Backing regular season road dogs off underdog non-covers, facing teams off ATS wins has delivered a 7% long-term return on investment, has suffered only two losing seasons since 2004 and is 9-4 ATS so far this year.
Worth noting, while the Celtics will likely (finally) have enough available bodies to compete Friday, Boston is still wrestling with personnel limitations after Jason Tatum tested positive for covid recently, triggering a rash of quarantines and medical protocols in Boston's camp.
Any unexpected Boston absences only add to our conviction in the Magic cover.