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Magic underdogs vs Pacers: Game 4

Indiana PacersOrlando Magic
May 5, 2:00 PM | Amway Center

Indiana Pacers vs Orlando Magic Odds

42-24TEAM RECORD37-29

The Indiana Pacers can take a commanding lead on the Orlando Magic in their first-round Western Conference playoff series on Saturday afternoon with a victory in Game 4 of the set as a road favorite.

The Pacers hold down a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series after winning Game 3 on the road in blowout fashion on Wednesday, picking up a 97-74 win. Danny Granger had 26 points in that game.

The Magic sport records of 37-29 and 34-32 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Pacers sit at 42-24 and 32-34 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 35-30-1 for the Magic and 34-30-2 for the Pacers.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Magic installed as 4.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 181.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 13 (Magic) and the No. 4 (Pacers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 98-96 result in favor of the Pacers is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Orlando's No. 21-ranked offense (94.2 PPG) against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 10 at 94.4 PPG. The Magic have averaged 44.1% from the field per game, more than the Pacers have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pacers own the league's No. 9-rated mark, allowing 95.5 points per game when on the road. Orlando, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in home scoring.

In their last action, Indiana was a 97-74 winner on the road against the Magic. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (171) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Orlando was run off the court by the Pacers on Wednesday as Indiana blasted the Magic 97-74 at Amway Center.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Orlando are 4-6
After playing Orlando are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Indiana are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Pacers at Magic trends to consider:
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing Orlando
Indiana is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games at home
Orlando is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Indiana

Next up:
Indiana home to Orlando, Tuesday, May 8
Orlando at Indiana, Tuesday, May 8

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