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Pacers vs Magic NBA Game Preview

Indiana PacersOrlando Magic
Jan 29, 6:00 PM | Amway Center

Indiana Pacers vs Orlando Magic Odds


Indiana travels to Orlando on Sunday, hoping to boost its 12-6 mark with a victory over the Magic.

The Pacers will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 10-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Magic are 10-9 ATS. Indiana is 7-11 against the total, while Orlando is 8-11 versus the number.

View Indiana vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Magic sit at No. 16 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pacers are at No. 14 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Magic will win this game 94-93.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Orlando's No. 19-ranked offense (92.7 PPG) against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 5 at 90.7 PPG. The Magic have averaged 43.7% from the field per game, more than the Pacers have managed so far this season (41.7% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pacers own the league's No. 7-rated mark, allowing 93 points per game when on the road. Orlando, on the other hand, rates No. 23 in home scoring.

Indiana lost its last outing, a 94-87 result against the Celtics on January 27. The Pacers failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite, while the 181 combined points took the game OVER the total. Danny Granger scored 21 points in a failed effort to lead the Pacers to victory (they lost 94-87 to Boston at TD Garden on Friday).

In their last action, Orlando was a 93-67 loser on the road against the Hornets. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (160) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Magic were blown out by New Orleans on Friday, losing by a 93-67 final at New Orleans Arena in basketball betting action.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing New Jersey are 6-4
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing New Orleans are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Pacers at Magic trends to consider:
Indiana is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Indiana's last 12 games
Indiana is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Indiana's last 9 games when playing Orlando
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana
Orlando is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games at home
Orlando is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Indiana home to New Jersey, Tuesday, January 31
Orlando at Philadelphia, Monday, January 30