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Magic Pacers Game 3 Pick

Indiana PacersOrlando Magic
May 2, 7:30 PM | Amway Center

Indiana Pacers vs Orlando Magic Odds

42-24TEAM RECORD37-29

With their first-round series tied at one game apiece the Indiana Pacers and the Orlando Magic will do battle on the hardwood in Florida on Wednesday night in Game 3 of the best-of-seven set.

The Magic surprised with an 81-77 win as an underdog in Game 1 of the series on Saturday in Indiana, but the favored Pacers bounced back with a 93-78 home win in Game 2 of the set on Monday night.

The Pacers will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 32-34 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Magic are 34-32 ATS. Indiana is 34-30-2 against the total, while Orlando is 35-30-1 versus the number.

View Indiana vs Orlando Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Magic as 3.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 183, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 13-rated Magic and the No. 4-rated Pacers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 98-96 win for the Pacers on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Orlando's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 94.2 PPG, against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 10 at 94.4 PPG. The Magic field goal percentage has averaged 44.1% so far, more than the Pacers shooters have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.5 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Orlando, they were a 93-78 loser as they battled the Pacers on the road. The Magic failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point underdog, while 171 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Magic endured a 93-78 loss at the hands of the Pacers on Monday, despite an 18 -point effort from Glen Davis at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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

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

A few Pacers at Magic trends to consider:
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games on the road
Indiana is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana's last 9 games when playing on the road against Orlando
Orlando is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Orlando's last 7 games at home
Orlando is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games

Next up:
Indiana at Orlando, Saturday, May 5
Orlando home to Indiana, Saturday, May 5

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