Pacers vs. Magic Prediction
Will the Indiana Pacers continue their recent slide when they go on the road to face the Orlando Magic tonight at 7PM ET?
569 Indiana Pacers vs. 570 Orlando Magic
Thursday, January 30, 2019
7PM ET – Amway Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Magic are the slight favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Pacers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 210 points. The public betting for this game currently has 62 percent going on Orlando at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Pacers drop third straight
Since the injury to Victor Oladipo, the Pacers have dropped three straight. That includes a 107-89 loss to the Washington Wizards last night. The Pacers have failed to cover the spread in four straight as well. Indiana is 32-18 on the season, 14-11 on the road, 25-25 against the spread and 27-23 with the under.
The Pacers have been strong on defense throughout the year, allowing just 103.9 points per game while holding opponents to 44.8 percent shooting. Offensively, Indiana is scoring only 108.3 points per game despite shooting 47.6 percent from the field. Tyreke Evans remains questionable to play tonight due to a back injury. Bojan Bogdanovic is the current leader of the team with 16.0 points per game while Domantas Sabonis is adding 14.6 points and 9.4 rebounds per game.
Magic on a skid
Orlando has lost four straight and seven of its last eight following a 126-117 loss at home to Oklahoma City on Tuesday. The Magic are now 20-31 overall, 10-15 at home, 25-25-1 against the spread and 28-23 with the under.
The Magic are pretty steady on defense, allowing just 107.9 points per game this season while holding opponents to 46.2 percent shooting. Offensively, Orlando is putting up 104.3 points per game while shooting 44.6 percent. Nikola Vucevic is leading the team with 20.7 points and 12.0 rebounds per game while Aaron Gordon is adding 15.9 points and 7.7 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pacers are 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games and 2-7 ATS in their last nine conference games.
The Magic are 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six games against a winning team, but just 0-3-1 ATS in their last four home games.
The loss of Oladipo is really impacting the offense, as they are averaging below 100 points per game since losing him. Orlando has been an inconsistent team, but the Magic still have the better talent in this game, especially in the paint. That will allow them to control the pace of the game. Indiana can’t put up a big number, so the Magic won’t need much to cover tonight. Vucevic should be able to lead them to the win and cover.
NBA Prediction: Orlando Magic -2.5