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Indiana PacersOrlando Magic
Jan 16, 7:00 PM | Amway Center

Indiana Pacers vs Orlando Magic Odds

24-15TEAM RECORD13-24

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Wednesday when the Magic try to run the Pacers off the court at Amway Center in pro hoops action.

The Magic sport records of 13-24 and 20-17 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Pacers sit at 24-15 and 20-19 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 20-16-1 for the Magic and 15-24 for the Pacers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Magic installed as 3-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 186.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Magic sit at No. 21 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pacers are at No. 5 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Pacers will win this game 96-90.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 13-rated squad against Indiana's No. 1-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 20 in the league with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 18 with 6.5 per outing.

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, giving up 90.8 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.

Indiana won its last outing, a 103-76 result against the Bobcats on January 15. The Pacers covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite, while the 179 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Indiana cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Charlotte out of the gym and running up a 103-76 score at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Last time out for Orlando, they were a 120-91 loser as they battled the Wizards on the road. The Magic failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 211 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Orlando was crushed on Monday, getting run out of the gym by Washington and falling 120-91 at Verizon Center.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 3-7
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Charlotte are 8-2
After playing Washington are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9

A few Pacers at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Indiana's last 9 games
Indiana is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Orlando
Indiana is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games at home
Orlando is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Indiana
Orlando is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing Indiana

Next up:
Indiana home to Houston, Friday, January 18
Orlando home to Charlotte, Friday, January 18