20* NBA Tuesday No-Doubt Rout on Indiana Pacers -3
Orlando vs. Indiana,
01/24/2012 19:00 EDT,
Score: 102 - 83
Point Spread: -3/-105 Indiana
The Indiana Pacers are showing solid value as a mere 3-point home favorite over the Orlando Magic tonight. Indiana looks to open 6-0 at home for the first time since 2002-03 on Tuesday night when it tries to snap a five-game skid in this series with the Orlando Magic, so payback will be on their minds as well.
Despite having two days of rest since defeating the Lakers 92-80 on Friday, Orlando set franchise lows for points, field goals (16) and field goal percentage (24.6) in an 87-56 loss at Boston last night. While the Pacers have lost their last three at home to the Magic, they have never lost four in a row at home to Orlando.
Indiana (11-4) is off to its best start in eight seasons despite playing only five home games, tied with Cleveland for fewest in the league. The Pacers are 5-0 SU & 4-1 ATS at home, outscoring opponents by 13.4 points/game. They have won five of their last six overall, including a big road win at the Los Angeles Lakers two days ago.
The Magic are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Central. Orlando is 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Magic are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games as a road underdog of 0.5-4.5. The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite of 0.5-4.5. Indiana is 25-12 ATS in their last 37 games playing on 1 days rest. Bet the Pacers Tuesday.