Pacers host Magic in basketball action
Orlando Magic vs Indiana Pacers Odds
The Pacers will try to cover the spread at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Magic in basketball action.
Supporters of the Magic have seen them go 18-49 and 31-36 ATS so far this season, while the Pacers are at 41-26 and 37-30 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Pacers are 32-35, while the Magic are 37-29-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 3 (Pacers) and the No. 26 (Magic) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 99-89 result in favor of the Pacers is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Indiana's No. 1-rated squad against Orlando's No. 15-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Indiana rates No. 15 in the league with 7.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 21 with 6.5 per outing.
Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 15-rated defense on the road, giving up 100 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Orlando was a 115-109 loser on the road against the Bucks. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (224) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Magic endured a 115-109 loss at the hands of the Bucks on Sunday, despite a 24-point effort from Arron Afflalo at Bradley Center.
Indiana won its last outing, a 111-90 result against the Cavaliers on March 18. The Pacers covered in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 201 combined points took the game OVER the total. The battle between the Pacers and Cavaliers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Cleveland was handed a 111-90 defeat on Monday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing New York are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Magic at Pacers trends to consider:
Orlando is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Orlando's last 22 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Orlando's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Orlando's last 19 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games
Indiana is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Orlando
Indiana is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana's last 8 games at home
Orlando at New York, Wednesday, March 20
Indiana home to Milwaukee, Friday, March 22