Magic vs. Pacers Pick
Can the Orlando Magic keep it close enough to cover the spread Monday night when they play at the Indiana Pacers? Game time is 7PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Pacers are a 4-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 219 points.
Orlando enters with an 8-12 record and 9-10-1 ATS after a 130-111 loss at the 76ers, its eighth loss in a row. Indiana is 11-9 and 12-8 ATS following a 108-99 home loss to the Celtics. The Pacers won the first meeting this season by a count of 105-97 in Orlando. Indiana is 5-0 straight up and 5-0 ATS in five meetings since the start of last season. The under is 3-2.
The Magic were led by Elfrid Payton with 22 points, nine assists and eight rebounds in the loss at Philadelphia. Aaron Gordon had 16 points and nine boards. Nikola Vucevic notched 14 points and 14 rebounds, while D.J. Augustin added 14 points off the bench. Orlando trailed 70-55 at halftime.
In the Pacers' loss to Boston, Myles Turner recorded a team-best 19 points along with six rebounds. Lance Stephenson had 16 points, eight boards and five assists. Domantas Sabonis added 17 points and seven rebounds off the bench. Indiana led 54-45 at halftime, but were outscored 37-16 in the third quarter.
Orlando is 1-6 ATS in its last seven meetings in Indiana. The under is 23-8 in the last 31 meetings in Indiana.
Orlando has been getting blown out right and left during its losing streak. This spread seems a little low considering Indiana has been solid this season, beat the Magic by eight in Orlando and could have Victor Oladipo (knee contusion) back in the lineup to exact more revenge on his former team.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: INDIANA PACERS -4
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