The Orlando Magic (7-5) travel to face off against the Indiana Pacers (7-4) on Sunday, November 19th. This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Gainbridge Fieldhouse and televised on BSIN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 5:00 ET.
Magic vs Pacers
The Magic Are Coming Off A Win
Franz Wagner scored 21 for Orlando against the Bulls which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 48.1%. Jonathan Isaac also added 18 points as the Magic won the game by a score of 103-97.
In today’s game against the Pacers, the Magic aim to continue their success with a record above .500, currently at 7-5. In away games this season, the Magic have put together a 4-3 record, whereas they have a 3-2 record when playing at home.
Orlando has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 9-3 against the spread. Currently, the Magic have a three game ATS win streak when they are favored, and they are 6-3 against the spread as underdogs.
The Pacers Are Coming Off A Win
The Pacers won vs. the 76ers in their most recent game, ending with a score of 132-126. As the second half got underway, the Pacers were leading by a score of 63-54.
Facing the Magic today, the Pacers look to maintain their record above .500, which currently stands at 7-4. This season, when playing on the road, the Pacers have a 2-2 record, while their record at home is 5-2.
In terms of the spread, Indiana currently holds an ATS record of 7-4, which is above .500. Currently, the Pacers have a two game ATS win streak when they are favored, and they are 3-2 against the spread as underdogs.
Magic Offense Breakdown
In 12 games games, Orlando has an average of 107.8 points per game (28th). So far, the Magic are averaging 98.4 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. This deliberate style of basketball has played a role in the unit ranking just 29th in made shots per game.
Pacers Offense Breakdown
For the season, the Indiana offense is the 1st ranked unit in the NBA, at 126.5 points per contest. In terms of pace, the Pacers are one of the top units in the NBA, averaging 102.9 possessions per game. The team not only plays at an up-tempo pace but also combines this style with one of the NBA’s superior field goal percentages, standing at 50%.
So far this season, the Magic defense has been performing well, ranking 3rd in the NBA at 105.8 points allowed per contest.
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Magic defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.1% while allowing 34.9% from downtown.
Pacers Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Pacers’ defense is giving up an average of 123.4 points per contest.
In their previous game, the Pacers’ defense struggled against the 76ers, giving up 126 points on a field goal percentage of 51%.
Key Players For The Magic And Pacers
In today’s game, our projections have Franz Wagner leading the Magic with 14 points on 6/13 shooting from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 18.5 points per game, in addition to 5.5 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Tyrese Haliburton to be the top scorer for the Pacers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 16, and he is expected to secure 3 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 52.8%, and his scoring average is 24.7 points per game.
Magic vs Pacers Trends
- When looking at their past three road matchups, Orlando has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 101 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
- In their last five home games, Indiana has averaged 125 points per game while allowing 133. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
- As the betting underdog, the Magic have an ATS record of 4-1 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-2.
- In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Pacers have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.
We’re putting our money on the Pacers to win, and have the projected score sitting at 113-106. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Pacers at -5.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 233.5, and our model predicts the Magic and Pacers to score a combined 219 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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