In this all-Eastern showdown between two teams sitting within the playoff places of the conference, the third Indiana Pacers (41-22), are hosting the 8th Orlando Magic (29-34), with both teams coming off single victories and are looking to turn them into a streak in this game.
Date/Time: 03-02-2019, 19:00 EDT
Spread: Indiana Pacers -4.5
Indiana Pacers have a 41-22 record (33-30 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the third place of the East. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak by winning at home against the Timberwolves with a 122-115 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Victor Oladipo with 18.8 ppg, adding 5.6 boards and 5.2 dimes per game but he will miss the rest of the season with an injury. He is followed by Bojan Bogdanovic with 17.4 ppg and 4 boards per game.
Orlando Magic have a 29-34 record (34-28-1 against the spread) so far this season and are currently tied with the Hornets in the 8th place of the East. They have won two of their last three matches and in their last game they won at home against the Warriors with a 103-96 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Nikola Vucevic with 20.5 ppg, adding 4 dimes and a team high 12.1 boards per game. He is followed by Aaron Gordon with 15.9 ppg, 3.6 dimes and 7.4 boards per game.
In their two previous meetings earlier this season each team won once (Pacers on the road by 22 points and Magic at home by 7). Pacers have a 24-8 home record, while the Magic are 12-18 on the road. Pacers are better both offensively, scoring 108.7 ppg to Magic’s 105.9 and defensively, allowing 103.6 ppg to Magic’s 106.6. They also have better percentages both in field goals (47.9% to 45.1%) and in 3-pointers (37.7% to 35.4%). Magic on the other hand are better in turnovers committed (13 to 13.5) and in boards grabbed (44.7 to 43.1), while Pacers are better in dimes made (26.2 to 25). Vegas odds give the Pacers a -4.5 spread in this game but don’t expect them to beat the odds as the Magic have been playing much better lately and will definitely force a closer game than that.
Orlando Magic vs Indiana Pacers Prediction: Orlando Magic +4.5 (-108)
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