We have eight NBA games on the schedule for Monday, November 21, including this Eastern Conference battle, so make sure you read the best Magic vs. Pacers betting pick and odds.
Indiana is searching for the fifth win in a row when they welcome Orlando at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Pacers are 7-point favorites on BetDSI Sportsbook, while the total is set at N/A points. These Eastern Conference rivals have faced a couple of days ago, and the Pacers won that game 114-113 at home.
Magic missed a chance to edge the Pacers on the road
The Orlando Magic (5-12, 8-8-1 ATS) suffered a third defeat in four games as they fell short 114-113 to the Indiana Pacers on the road. Franz Wagner had an opportunity to score a game-winning shot in the dying moments, but his driving layup didn’t go, and Mo Bamba missed the following tip shot, so the Magic fell a point short of Indiana.
Wagner led the Magic with 29 points and five rebounds. Bol Bol recorded a double-double of 22 points and game-high 11 boards with a pair of blocks, Mo Bamba contributed 21 points, nine rebounds, and two steals, while Jalen Suggs had 12 points, team-high eight assists, five boards, and game-high three rejections.
PF Jonathan Isaac (knee), PG Markelle Fultz (toe), and PF Paolo Banchero (ankle) are out indefinitely. PG Cole Anthony (oblique), C Wendell Carter Jr. (foot), PF Moritz Wagner (foot), and SG Gary Harris (knee) are questionable to face the Pacers on Monday.
Pacers survived two late shots from the Magic to get a win
The Indiana Pacers (9-6, 10-5-0 ATS) are playing their best basketball of the season and are on a four-game winning streak. After defeating the Raptors, Hornets, and Rockets, Indiana edged the Orlando Magic in a 114-113 home victory, surviving a late scare in the process. The Pacers had luck late on in a well-balanced game, in which the hosts had an advantage in assists (27-16).
Tyrese Haliburton led Indiana with a double-double of 22 points and game-high 14 assists, with four rebounds, game-high three blocks, and two steals. Myles Turned posted a double-double of 20 points and game-high 11 boards, while Aaron Nesmith scored 19 points.
C Daniel Theis (knee) and SG Chris Duarte (ankle) are out indefinitely and will not be available to take on the Magic on Monday.
- 3-8-1 ATS in the last 12 games following an ATS win
- 2-7-1 ATS in the last ten road games
- 9-1 ATS in the last ten games overall
- 5-1 ATS in the last six home games
- 9-0 ATS in the last nine after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game
Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers Pick
The second of back-to-back H2H will be played in Indianapolis, and I am backing the Pacers to get another win and continue with a great sequence. They are one of the biggest overachievers so far in the season, and although Orlando showed flashes of quality early on, the Magic are missing plenty of key players. Indiana has the fifth-best offense in the NBA that is averaging 116.4 points per game, while Orlando scored more than 110 points only twice in the last six games. I am going with the hosts to get their fifth consecutive win.
Pick: Take the Pacers at -5.5 (-130)
The Pacers do have better scorers on their team at the moment, considering Orlando’s injuries, and even though I think the hosts will outscore the Magic here, I don’t expect a high-scoring affair. The rivals did combine for 227 points on Friday, but this time around, we will see fewer points. Most of the trends are against my bet, so let’s call this bet a hunch. Under is 7-2 in the Magic’s last nine road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Pick: Go Under N/A points