Magic vs. Pacers Prediction
Will the Indiana Pacers bounce back from a loss last night when they return home to face the Orlando Magic at 7PM ET?
537 Orland Magic vs. 538 Indiana Pacers
Saturday, March 30, 2019
7PM ET – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Pacers are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Magic. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 205.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 66 percent going on the Pacers 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.
Magic end win streak
Orlando is coming off a 115-98 loss at Detroit on Thursday, which snapped a 6-game win streak. The Magic are 37-39 on the season, 14-23 on the road, 40-35-1 against the spread and 44-32 with the under. The Magic are ninth in the East right now, ½ a game out of eighth and just 1.5 games out of sixth.
The Magic are a solid defensive team, giving up 106.2 points per game while opponents shoot 45.3 percent against them. Offensively, Orlando is putting up just 106.2 points per game while shooting 45 percent as a team. Nikola Vucevic is leading the team with 20.7 points and 12.1 rebounds per game while Aaron Gordon is adding 15.9 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest.
Pacers in a funk
Indiana is coming off a 114-112 loss at Boston last night for a sixth loss in seven games. The Pacers are now 45-31 on the season, 28-9 at home, 38-38 against the spread and 44-32 with the under. Indiana is fifth in the East right now, but tied with Boston for fourth.
The Pacers are the league’s top defensive team, giving up 104.1 points per game while opponents shoot 45 percent against them. Offensively, Indiana is putting up 107.8 points per game while shooting 47.5 percent as a team. Bojan Bogdanovic is leading the team with 18.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game while Domantas Sabonis is adding 14.1 points and 9.3 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Magic are 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games and 0-4 ATS in their last four on 1 day of rest.
The Pacers are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games on no rest and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games.
Indiana played a tough game last night, but the Pacers have managed to bounce back on second nights pretty well. Being at home should help. Orlando went on a nice win streak, but most were at home and most were against some bad teams. Indiana is fighting for home court in the first playoff series, so I expect the Pacers to be a very tough out. Orlando doesn’t have an offense to rely on, while the Pacers shoot the ball pretty well for being a good defensive team. I like Indiana as a small favorite at home.
NBA Prediction: Indiana Pacers -2.5