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Magic visit Pacers in hoops battle

Orlando Magic Indiana Pacers
20-62 October 29, 2013, 07:00 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse 60-40

 

The Pacers will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the Magic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in NBA wagering action.

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Those backing the visitors in this one found the Magic listed as 11.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 187 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

This game pits the Pacers, currently No. 5 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Magic, who rate No. 30 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 91-81 victory for the Pacers.

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In their last action, Orlando was a 105-93 loser on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (198) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Orlando got 20 points and 13 rebounds from Nikola Vucevic in a losing cause in a 105-93 loss to Miami on Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

In their last action, Indiana was a 99-76 loser on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (175) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Indiana was run off the court by the Heat on Monday as Miami blasted them 99-76 at AmericanAirlines Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 23-ranked offense (94.18 PPG) against a Magic defense that ranks No. 22 at 101.11 PPG. The Pacers have averaged 43.55% from the field per game, less than the Magic have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).

A few Magic at Pacers trends to consider:
Orlando is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Orlando is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
Orlando is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Orlando is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Indiana is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
Indiana is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Indiana is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Indiana's last 12 games at home

Next up:
Orlando at Minnesota, Wednesday, October 30th
Indiana at Charlotte, Wednesday, October 30th