Pacers take on Magic in hoops contest
Indiana Pacers vs Orlando Magic Odds
The Magic will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Pacers tip off at Amway Center on Friday in NBA play.
The Magic sport records of 17-45 and 28-34 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Pacers sit at 38-23 and 34-27 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 34-27-1 for the Magic and 26-35 for the Pacers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The Pacers were listed as 9-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 188.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 26 (Magic) and the No. 3 (Pacers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 99-88 result in favor of the Pacers is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 14-rated squad against Indiana's No. 1-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 21 in the league with 6.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 16 with 6.9 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pacers own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 90.4 points per game when playing on the road. Orlando, on the other hand, rates No. 23 in scoring on their home court.
Indiana was an 83-81 loser in its last match at home against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 164 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Indiana got 16 points from Paul George but lost anyway 83-81 against the Celtics on Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Orlando was a 97-96 loser in its last match on the road against the Heat. They covered the 15.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 193 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Orlando got 25 points and 21 rebounds from Nikola Vucevic in a losing cause in a 97-96 loss to Miami on Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
A few Pacers at Magic trends to consider:
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Orlando
Indiana is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Indiana's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games
Orlando is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Indiana
Orlando is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games when playing Indiana
Indiana at Miami, Sunday, March 10
Orlando home to Philadelphia, Sunday, March 10