Magic vs. Pacers Prediction
Are the Pacers a safe bet to cover tonight as a sizable favorite versus the Magic at 7:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Pacers are a 7.5-point home favorite versus the Magic after opening as a 6.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number opened at 207 but has been bet down to 206 at the majority of sports books.
MAGIC KEY TRENDS: The Magic are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall, are 1-6 at the betting window in their last seven games versus Eastern Conference and are 1-7 against the number in their last eight games coming off a win. They’ve also been a poor bet on the road, going 3-9 against the number in their last 12 games away from Orlando and are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games versus a team with a winning home record.
PACERS KEY TRENDS: The Pacers are 0-4 against the spread in their last four games overall and are 1-5 against the number in their last six games playing on one day of rest. They’re also 4-11 at the betting window in their last 15 home games versus a team with a losing road record and have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games coming off a loss.
OUR PREDICTION: The favorite has been a great play in this matchup, covering in six of the last seven meetings between these two teams. The Magic, meanwhile, have been a poor play, failing to cover in seven of eight games against the Pacers overall and going 1-4 against the number in their last five games in Indiana. The Pacers are also in a revenge spot after losing at home to the Magic last March, but had won seven straight versus Orlando prior to that loss.
MONDAY NBA FREE PICK: INDIANA PACERS -7.5