Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers Playoffs Prediction & Odds
Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers
Playoffs Prediction & Odds
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NBA gamblers won’t have a tough time at all in picking the winner of this series, with the Orlando Magic (37-29 SU, 34-32 ATS, 33-31-2 O/U) falling completely apart late this season after losing all-star center Dwight Howard to a back injury. Even if Howard were available for this series, the dysfunctional Magic have some very serious problems and will be facing a really good Indiana Pacers (42-24 SU, 32-34 ATS, 34-30-2 O/U) team that hits the postseason having won eight of its L/10 games.
Orlando went 17-16 ATS at home this season and 18-13-2 ATS on the road while averaging just 94.2 points per game (21st) and allowing 93.4 per game defensively (seventh).
With Howard out for the remainder of the postseason, the Magic are led in scoring by forward Ryan Anderson (16.1 ppg). Four other players also averaged double figures for Orlando.
The Pacers went 15-16 ATS at home this season and a solid 17-16 ATS mark on the road while averaging 97.7 points per game this season (13th) and allowing just 94.4 points per game defensively (10th). Indiana put the clamps on its opponents in forcing them into 43.5 percent shooting from the field (6th). The Pacers had five players average double figures in scoring, led by Danny Granger’s 18.7 points per contest.
Here is a look at the key ATS and O/U trends for both ballclubs this season.
Magic are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 vs. NBA Central.
Magic are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games vs. a team with a winning SU record.
Under is 4-1 in Magic last 5 playoff games as an underdog.
Over is 4-1 in Magic last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
Under is 5-2 in Magic last 7 road games.
Pacers are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games following an SU loss.
Pacers are 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 playoff games as a favorite.
Under is 6-1 in Pacers last 7 playoff games as a favorite.
Over is 4-1 in Pacers last 5 overall.
Over is 4-1 in Pacers last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
Over is 8-3 in Pacers last 11 games following an ATS loss.
Over is 5-2 in Pacers last 7 games as a favorite.
Key head-to-head trends
Magic are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Magic are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Indiana.
Under is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in Indiana.