NBA Betting Odds & Picks: Our Staff’s Best Bets for Celtics vs. Magic, More (February 6)

Celtics vs. Magic

Best Bets for Celtics vs. Magic

There are a number of early NBA games on Sunday, including an awesome match up between Trae Young and Luka Doncic on national TV. It is on ABC.

Our analysts are looking at two games and have three bets on them. Check out their picks and analysis.

NBA picks and odds.

The Philadelphia 76ers are playing the Chicago Bulls.

Pick.

The 76ers lost 1.5 to 1.

It’s a good idea to book.

BetMGM.

The tipoff.

3 p.m. The time is later.

TV.

The NBA League Pass.

The Philadelphia 76ers lost to the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night, Celtics vs. Magic but are favorites to win in Chicago. The first half of their loss was a good indicator of how well they played.

The Bulls have been shaky in the first half of the season and the 76ers can exploit that. The 76ers have a +2.4 point differential in the first half in their past 15 games, while the Bulls have a -0.3 point differential.

Chicago is just 1-4 against the spread this season. The 76ers have been good in the first half, coming off a loss and even better as a road favorite.

I will take the Philadelphia 76ers at – 1.5.

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The Philadelphia 76ers are playing the Chicago Bulls.

Pick.

The 76ers lost by 1.5.

It’s a good idea to book.

BetMGM.

The tipoff.

3 p.m. The time is later.

TV.

The NBA League Pass.

There is a reason the Philadelphia 76ers are listed as road favorites against the Chicago Bulls.

Even though the 76ers blew a double-digit second half lead to the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night, they are still the better team and they had their number even when the Bulls were at full strength.

I expect more of the same against a Bulls team missing Lonzo Ball, Alex Caruso, Derrick Jones Jr, Patrick Williams and possibly Colby White who is a game time decision.

The Bulls struggle to defend the perimeter and the 76ers 3-point shooting attack, which ranks eighth in percentage, should find some success here. Look for a big day from Curry.

The Bulls allow the second-highest percentage of field goal attempts at the rim, so they should allow the second-highest percentage of field goal attempts to be made by Joel Embiid, who scored 30 points on 11-of-19 shooting with 16 rebound, three assists and two blocks in their November 6

The Bulls are 26th in defensive rating allowing 117.8 points per 100 possessions over the last two weeks so I expect the 76ers to score early and often. If the 76ers can lock all windows and doors defensively against the Bulls offense, they should come away with an easy win.

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The Celtics are playing the Magic.

Pick.

The Celtics were defeated by the Celtics -9.5.

It’s a good idea to book.

The name of the company is Caesars.

The tipoff.

6 p.m. The time is later.

TV.

The NBA League Pass.

The NBA trade deadline is five days away, and while some teams are in the mix to compete, others are completely out of it. Teams at the bottom of the league are not incentivized by winning games at this point in the season.

We have the perfect betting system for this situation, like many situational betting spots in the NBA.

The Magic have been pretty bad in this spot all season, but they have been pretty good in the past 15 games, and are riding a six-game win streak into this game.

Most of the Magic’s success has come on the road. They are just 1-3 at home as double-digit favorites.

We are not getting the best number since it opened, but I would bet this is up to -9.

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