Planning on watching today’s Magic and Pacers game? Catch the action at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN, as the Pacers hosts this showdown at 5:00 ET on BSIN. This Eastern conference matchup has an over/under of 233.5 points, and the Pacers are favored to win at home vs. the Magic.
ORLANDO MAGIC VS INDIANA PACERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Indiana Pacers -5
This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 5:00 ET on Sunday, November 19th.
WHY BET THE INDIANA PACERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-106 in favor of the Pacers.
- Our projections have Tyrese Haliburton finishing with Tyrese Haliburton points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists.
- From the field, we have the Pacers finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.6% and knocking down 13 threes.
Will the Magic Come Through as Road Underdogs?
Today’s matchup sees the Magic seeking to extend their current two game winning streak, with an overall record standing at 7-5. The team is currently 7th in the Eastern Conference, and they are also 2nd in the Southeast division.
Orlando comes in with an overall ATS record of 9-3 so far this season. On the road, the Magic have an ATS record of 5-2, as opposed to a 4-1 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Magic’s offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 103 points versus the Bulls. During the game, they attempted 34 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 48.1%. Franz Wagner is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 18.5 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Paolo Banchero brings a PPG average of 18.2 into the game.
At this time, the Magic’s defense is positioned 3rd in the NBA, permitting 105.8 points per game.
Orlando’s defense is currently forcing 15.2 turnovers per game, which is 26th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 15th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.1 rejections per game.
Do the Pacers Stand a Chance at Home?
Over the Pacers’ last five games, they are 4-1 and come in with an overall record of 7-4. Away from their home court, the Pacers have a 2-2 record this season, in contrast to their 5-2 record at home.
Indiana has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 7-4 against the spread. During this season, Indiana has a 4-2 record against the spread as favorites and 3-2 as underdogs.
The Pacers offense is coming off a game where they scored 132 points against the 76ers. They posted a field goal percentage of 51.6% and connected on 13 threes. Up to this point, the Pacers’ offense has been efficient inside the arc, posting a two-point field goal percentage of 58%. In terms of pace, they are 2nd in the NBA possessions per game (102.9).
Facing Orlando, the Pacers aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 123.4 points allowed per game (29th).
Inside the arc, the Pacers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 53.8% and 37.4% from three-point territory.