Indiana Pacers vs Orlando Magic NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Indiana Pacers vs Orlando Magic Prediction 3/10/2024

The Indiana Pacers (35-29) travel to face off against the Orlando Magic (37-27) on Sunday, March 10th. This game will be played at Kia Center in Orlando and televised on BSF. Both the Pacers and Magic will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 6:00 ET.

Pacers vs Magic

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The Pacers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Pacers conveyed a message to the Timberwolves with a score of 113-111. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Pacers also couldn’t meet the spread, coming up short as -1 point favorites. In terms of the over/under, the combined 224 points was below the over/under line of 228.

Heading into today’s game against the Magic, the Pacers have an overall record of 35-29 and are 1-2 in their last three games. Currently, they are ranked 8th in the Eastern Conference and are 3rd in the Central division.

Indiana has an overall ATS record of 33-29 for the season so far. During this season, Indiana has a 14-17 record against the spread as favorites and 19-12 as underdogs.

The Magic Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Magic conveyed a message to the Knicks with a score of 98-74. Despite trailing at halftime by a score of 55-39, the Magic picked up the win.

With today’s game vs. the Pacers on the horizon, the Magic are focused on adding to their above .500 record of 37-27. Currently, the team is 5th in the Eastern Conference and is in 1st place in the Southeast Division.

Orlando has an overall ATS record of 42-22 as they come into today’s game. With a five game ATS win streak as favorites, the Magic are 23-17 against the spread when they are underdogs.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

For the season, the Indiana offense is the 1st ranked unit in the NBA, at 123.3 points per contest.

Indiana enters the game as the top-scoring team in the NBA, averaging 123.3 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually been better on the road this season, averaging 120.6 points per game compared to 125.8 at home.

The Pacers are also one of the top shooting teams in the league, leading the NBA in field goal percentage at 50%. They are also the best team in the league at getting to the rim, making 58% of their two-point attempts.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Indiana is 7th in the league at 37%. Overall, they have made an average of 13.5 three-pointers per game this season.

Magic Offense Breakdown

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Through 64 games the Magic are averaging 110.9 points per contest, placing them 26th in the NBA.

At home, the Magic are averaging 114.3 points per game, which ranks 19th in the league. Overall, they are 26th in scoring at 110.9 points per game. In terms of pace, Orlando is 27th in the NBA.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Magic are last in the league in both attempts and makes. They are shooting 35% from beyond the arc. Inside the arc, Orlando is 13th in two-point shooting at 54%.

Coming into this game, the Magic are 14th in offensive rebounds and 28th in assists. In terms of free throws, they are 6th in makes and 3rd in attempts.

Pacers Team Defense

At this time, the Pacers’ defense is positioned 29th in the NBA, permitting 121.8 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Pacers are causing 12.8 turnovers per game, ranking 16th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 8th in rejections, averaging 5.8 blocked shots each game.

Magic Team Defense

So far, the Magic’s defense is ranked 3rd in the league at 109.4 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Magic are causing 14 turnovers per game, ranking 24th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 12th in rejections, averaging 5.3 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Pacers And Magic

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Pascal Siakam will be the primary scorer for the Pacers, with 21 points and going 8/16 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 21.6 points per game, in addition to 6.6 rebounds.

On the other side, Paolo Banchero is our projected leading scorer for the Magic. We have him ending the game with a team-high 22 and grabbing 7 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 46.2% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 22.9 points per game.

Pacers vs Magic Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Pacers have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 1-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 114 points per game in this stretch.
  • Across the Magic last ten home games, the team averaged 103 points per game while allowing 104. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 6-4, while going 7-3 straight-up.
  • The Pacers have played well in their last three games as the betting underdog, going 2-1 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.
  • As the betting favorite, the Magic have an ATS mark of just 9-1 in their last ten games. Orlando posted a straight up mark of 10-0 in these matchups.

Pacers vs Magic Prediction

The Pacers come in as the underdog at +2, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 226, and our model predicts the Pacers and Magic to score a combined 225 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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