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NBA: Magic vs Indiana Pacers Prediction 12/23/2023

The Orlando Magic (16-11) travel to face off against the Indiana Pacers (14-13) on Saturday, December 23rd. This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Both the Magic and Pacers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

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The Magic Look To Bounce Back From A Lossindiana pacers

Franz Wagner scored 29 for Orlando against the Bucks which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 45.5%. Paolo Banchero added 23 points, but unfortunately, Orlando was defeated in the game with a score of 118-114.

Coming into their matchup with the Pacers, the Magic are 16-11 overall and are looking to snap a four game losing skid. Against other teams in the Eastern Conference, the Magic are 11-8 while going 5-3 in non-conference games.

Against the spread, Orlando have an above .500 record vs. the spread sitting at 18-9 ATS. This season, Orlando has a 8-2 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 10-7 as underdogs.

The Pacers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Pacers were defeated by the Grizzlies in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 116-103. The Pacers turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 58-56.

With a 14-13 record through 27 games, the Pacers are looking to stay above .500 with a win today. They are currently 8th in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the Central Division.

Indiana currently has an ATS record of 14-13, placing them above .500 against the spread. When playing on the road, the Pacers hold an ATS record of 6-7 in contrast to a 8-6 record against the spread when playing at home.

Magic Offense Breakdown

Orlando has recorded an average of 113 points per game (20th) throughout 27 games games. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Magic are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 99.2 per contest. Right now, the Magic offense is in search of answers, as not only do they tend to play at a slow pace, but they are just 24th in effective field goal percentage.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

The Indiana offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 1st ranked offense at 127.1 points per game. So far, Indiana is averaging 103.2 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Not only does the team maintain an up-tempo playing style, but they have also effectively combined it with one of the better field goal percentages in the NBA, which is 50%.

Magic Team Defenseorlando magic

Coming into the game, the Magic’s defense has finished two straight games with an increased number of points allowed. Overall, they are 4 in the league at 110.4 points per game allowed.

Inside the arc, the Magic defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 53.4% and 36.5% from three-point territory.

Pacers Team Defense

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Pacers is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 126.1 points per game (29).

On two point field goal attempts, the Pacers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 56.1% and allowing 39.5% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Magic And Pacers

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Paolo Banchero will be the primary scorer for the Magic, with 16 points and going 6/12 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 20.7 points per game, along with 6.9 rebounds.

As for Indiana, Tyrese Haliburton is projected to be the primary scorer for the Pacers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 15, and adding 3 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 49.8% and is averaging 24.3 points per contest.

Magic vs Pacers Trends

  • Although Orlando has a straight up record of 0-3 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 107 points per game in these games.
  • In their last three games at home, the Pacers have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 111 points per game in this stretch.
  • The last ten games that Orlando was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 5-5 straight up.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Pacers have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.

Magic vs Pacers Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Pacers, with a final score of 113-109, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Pacers at -1.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 244 and our model has the Magic and Pacers finishing with a combined 222 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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

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