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Pacers vs Magic Preview

Orlando MagicIndiana Pacers
13-36February 03, 2014, 07:00 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse36-10



Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Monday when the Pacers try to run the Magic off the court at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in pro hoops action.

Indiana battles the Magic, currently with a 13-36 mark (20-28-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 19-26-1 for the Pacers and 21-28 for the Magic. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Orlando Magic vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Pacers installed as -14-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 190.5.

The Pacers - Magic odds would favor the Pacers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Indiana is rated No. 1 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Magic sit at No. 29. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 97-84 win for the Pacers.



Orlando was a 96-89 loser in its last match on the road against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 185 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Orlando suffered a 96-89 loss against Boston on Sunday, getting 18 points from Arron Afflalo in a losing effort at TD Garden.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 97-96 winner as they battled the Nets at home. The Pacers failed to cover in the match as a 11.5-point favorite, while 193 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Pacers got 20 points from Roy Hibbert as Indiana ran past Brooklyn 97-96 on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Indiana's No. 6-rated squad against Orlando's No. 22-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Indiana rates No. 21 in the league with 6.89 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 19 with 7.1 per outing.

Next up:
Orlando home to Detroit, Wednesday, February 5th
Indiana at Atlanta, Tuesday, February 4th

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