The Magic and Pacers are set to face off at 7:00 ET on BSIN. The Pacers will host the game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. The over/under for this Eastern conference contest is set at 244 points, with the Pacers being the favored team playing at home against the Magic.
ORLANDO MAGIC VS INDIANA PACERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Indiana Pacers -1
This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 7:00 ET on Saturday, December 23rd.
WHY BET THE INDIANA PACERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-109 in favor of the Pacers.
- Our projections have Tyrese Haliburton finishing with Tyrese Haliburton points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists.
- From the field, we have the Pacers finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.6% and knocking down 13 threes.
Does Orlando Stand a Chance on the Road?
With their above .500 record of 16-11, the Magic are looking to build on their success as they face the Pacers today. Within the Eastern Conference, the Magic are currently in 4th place and are leading the Southeast division.
In terms of the spread, Orlando currently holds an ATS record of 18-9, which is above .500. This season, Orlando has a 8-2 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 10-7 when playing as underdogs.
In their latest game, the Magic offense put up 114 points against the Bucks. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 45.5% and made 8 threes. Franz Wagner led the scoring for the Magic, contributing 29 points. Additionally, Paolo Banchero chipped in with 23 points.
Coming into the game, the Magic defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 48.1% of their games. Currently, they are 4 in the NBA at 110.4 points per game allowed.
On two point field goal attempts, the Magic’s defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 53.4% and allowing 36.5% from beyond the arc.
Will Indiana Come Through as Home Favorites?
As of now, the Pacers are 14-13 and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently 8th and 3rd in the Central division.
Indiana has an overall ATS record of 14-13 as they come into today’s game. Indiana has gone 7-6 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 7-7 when playing as underdogs.
In their recent matchup, the Pacers offense ended with 103 points against the Grizzlies. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 42.2% and made 18 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Tyrese Haliburton, who holds an average of 24.3 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Myles Turner is averaging 16.8 points per game this season.
Currently, the Pacers’ defense holds the 29 rank in the NBA, allowing 126.1 points per game.
So far this season, the Pacers’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 3rd in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 27.3 times per game vs. Indiana.