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Magic vs Pacers Game 1 Playoff Bet

Orlando MagicIndiana Pacers
April 28, 7:00 PM | Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Orlando Magic vs Indiana Pacers Odds

37-29TEAM RECORD42-24

The Indiana Pacers are home favorites at the sportsbooks for Saturday afternoon as they take on the Orlando Magic in the opening contest of their first-round Eastern Conference set.

Dwight Howard's erratic and diva season is over so the Magic have to soldier on against a tough Pacers team. Not surprisingly, the point spread favors Indiana bigtime.

The Magic will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 34-32 ATS against the number this season, while the Pacers are 32-34 ATS. Orlando is 35-30-1 on the totals; Indiana is 34-30-2.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Magic before tip-off in this one will find them as 8.5-point underdogs, while the total sits at 191.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Pacers, currently No. 3 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Magic, who rate No. 13 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 98-96 victory for the Pacers.

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.

Last time out for Orlando, they were an 88-76 loser as they battled the Grizzlies on the road. The Magic covered in the match as a 15.5-point underdog, while 164 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Magic endured an 88-76 loss at the hands of the Grizzlies on Thursday, despite an 18 -point effort from Hedo Turkoglu at FedExForum.

In their last action, Indiana was a 92-87 loser at home against the Bulls. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (179) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Pacers endured a 92-87 loss at the hands of the Bulls on Wednesday, despite a 22-point effort from Lance Stephenson at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Orlando are 4-6
After playing Chicago are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

A few Magic at Pacers trends to consider:
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Orlando is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Orlando's last 19 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 7 games on the road
Indiana is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games
Indiana is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Indiana's last 19 games when playing at home against Orlando

Next up:
Orlando at Indiana, Monday, April 30
Indiana home to Orlando, Monday, April 30