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Pacers vs Magic Betting Report

The Indiana Pacers can close out their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series on Tuesday night with a home win over the Orlando Magic in Game 5 as a big favorite at the sportsbooks.

Indiana took a 3-1 series lead in the best-of-seven set on Saturday, beating the Magic 101-99 in Orlando. David West grabbed 12 boards to go along with 26 points for the Pacers that day.

The Pacers bring a 42-24 record (32-34 ATS) to the battle against the 37-29 Magic, who are 34-32 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Indiana go 34-30-2 so far and the Magic go 35-30-1.

View Orlando vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 10-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark including TopBet, while the total was hovering around 179 at 5Dimes and other places.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Pacers and the No. 13-ranked Magic, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 98-96 result in favor of the Pacers.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Indiana's No. 4-rated squad against Orlando's No. 13-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Indiana rates No. 19 in the league with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 10.2 per outing.

Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 94 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.

Indiana won its last outing, a 101-99 result against the Magic on May 5. The Pacers failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite, while the 200 combined points took the game OVER the total. David West scored 26 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, leading Indiana over Orlando, 101-99, on Saturday at Amway Center.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Indiana are 4-6
After playing Indiana are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Orlando are 4-6
After playing Orlando are 9-1
After a win are 8-2

 

A few Magic at Pacers trends to consider:
Orlando is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Orlando's last 17 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games
Indiana is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Indiana's last 17 games when playing at home against Orlando
Indiana is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
Orlando home to Indiana, Friday, May 11
Indiana at Orlando, Friday, May 11

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