15* NBA Monday Undervalued Underdog on Boston Celtics +4.5
Orlando vs. Boston,
01/23/2012 19:30 EDT,
Score: 56 - 87
Point Spread: +4½/-108 Boston
The Boston Celtics should not be an underdog at home to the Orlando Magic tonight. While Boston has struggled in the early going, this team is still fully capable of beating any team in the league. The Magic are getting way too much respect with this line Monday.
Paul Pierce certainly looked like his old self in a 100-94 win at Washington yesterday. Pierce finished with a season-high 34 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds. The Celtics have now won two of their last three to get right back on track.
Orlando is 9-20 ATS after having won 4 of their last 5 games over the last 2 seasons. The Magic are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a SU win of more than 10 points. The Celtics are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 games as a home underdog. The Magic are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 2 days rest. Orlando is 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games as a road favorite of 0.5-4.5. Take the Celtics Monday.