Pacers vs. Magic Prediction
Will the Indiana Pacers slip up on the road when they take on the Orlando Magic tonight at 6PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Indiana is favored on the road, as the Pacers are getting odds of -4.5 points against the Magic. The over/under total for the game is listed at 210.5 points. Indiana has won and covered the spread in all three meetings with the Magic this season.
Indiana has won back-to-back games at home to move to 39-40 overall. The Pacers are tied with the Bulls for the final two spots in the East, but they are just 1 game ahead of the Heat and 1 game behind the Bucks. The Pacers have covered in three straight, going 36-42-1 against the spread on the year. Indiana is now averaging 104.6 points per game on offense while allowing 105.4 on defense. Over their last five, the Pacers are putting up 107.8 per game on offense while giving up 107 on defense. Paul George is leading the team with 23.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.
Orlando snapped a five-game losing streak with a 115-107 win over Brooklyn on Thursday night. The Magic are now 28-51 overall and 31-47-1 against the spread this season. Orlando averages 101.1 points per game on offense while giving up 107.2 on defense. Over their last 5 games, Orlando is averaging 110 on offense, but the defense is giving up 116.2. Evan Fournier is leading the Magic with 17.2 points per game while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 14.7 points and 10.4 rebounds per game.
Indiana needs the win and should be able to get it. The Pacers should be able to hammer this Orlando defense. George should have a big game tonight. Orlando has been struggling as is, only beating the Nets, but look for the big losses to continue starting tonight.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: INDIANA PACERS -4.5