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Jan 24, 7:00 PM | Conseco Fieldhouse

Orlando Magic vs Indiana Pacers Odds


The Pacers hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Tuesday as the Magic pay a visit to Conseco Fieldhouse in NBA betting action.

The Pacers are 11-4 so far on the season, and 9-6 ATS vs. the number. The Magic, meanwhile, are 11-5 and 9-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Indiana go 5-10 and the Magic go 6-10 on the totals.

View Orlando vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Pacers as 2.5-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 183.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pacers - Magic odds would favor the Pacers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Indiana is rated No. 14 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Magic sit at No. 16. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 96-95 win for the Pacers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 18-ranked offense (93.2 PPG) against a Magic defense that ranks No. 8 at 91.2 PPG. The Pacers have averaged 41.8% from the field per game, less than the Magic have managed so far this season (44.1% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Magic own the league's No. 15-rated mark, allowing 94.4 points per game when on the road. Indiana, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in home scoring.

Last time out for Orlando, they were an 87-56 loser as they battled the Celtics on the road. The Magic failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 143 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Orlando was crushed on Monday, getting run out of the gym by Boston and falling 87-56 at TD Garden.

In their last action, Indiana was a 98-96 winner on the road against the Lakers. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (194) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Indiana got 18 points from Roy Hibbert en route to a 98-96 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday at STAPLES Center.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a loss are 9-1

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 3-7
After playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Magic at Pacers trends to consider:
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games
Orlando is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games on the road
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games at home
Indiana is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Indiana's last 9 games

Next up:
Orlando home to Boston, Thursday, January 26
Indiana at Chicago, Wednesday, January 25