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(32-17) Indiana Pacers vs. Orlando Magic (20-31)
Date: Thursday January 31
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Pacers -2
NBA Betting Total: 214½
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It’s been a week since Victor Oladipo went down against the Raptors and the Pacers haven’t won yet. They did beat Toronto in that game last Wednesday but then dropped a close one in Memphis and got slaughtered at home by the Warriors.
The Pacers will be in action on Wednesday night in Washington before making the trip down to Orlando. They’ll get a day off before playing in Miami and then finish the four-game road trip in New Orleans.
Indiana won in Orlando already, back on December 7 in the first and only meeting between these two teams. There are still two games remaining to be played in Indianapolis.
Oladipo was out in that first matchup, too. Tyreke Evans stepped in, as he’s doing now, and Darren Collison took full reign of the point guard responsibilities and dished out eight assists. Bojan Bogdanovich scored a team-high 26 points.
Indiana wasn’t lost without Oladipo the first time he went out but this time around feels different. He was just out for a couple weeks that first time so Indiana could hold things together with its team-oriented offense.
This time, life without Oladipo is a permanent reality and Indiana doesn’t really have another isolation player to create off the dribble without him. The Pacers will play impressive team basketball and beat some good teams from time to time but it just isn’t going to be enough, long-term, to be a player in the East any longer. That’s the grim reality.
The Magic dropped a home game on Tuesday night against the Thunder. It was Orlando’s fourth consecutive loss, two of which have come at home and two of which have come on the road.
Nikola Vucevic had yet another strong game with 27 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. Paul George led all scorers with 37 and Russell Westbrook, ho-hum, had another triple-double with 23 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists.
DJ Augustin was thoroughly out-played by Westbrook but he’s truly having a fantastic season. He’s shooting 49.5 percent from two, 43.3 percent from three and 86.2 percent from the line. He’s scoring 11.6 points and dishing out nearly five assists per game, turning it over just 1.6 times per.
Vucevic may end up being Orlando’s first All-Star since Dwight Howard in 2011-2012 but Augustin may very well be the Magic’s most important guy. He’s a former Pacer, too.
By the way, the last Magic All-Star not named Dwight Howard: Rashard Lewis and Jameer Nelson, both in the 2008-2009 season. That was 10 years ago.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 8-0 in IND last 8 road games.
- Over is 11-4 in IND last 15 overall.
- Over is 8-3 in IND last 11 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Over is 7-2 in ORL last 9 overall.
- Under is 9-3 in ORL last 12 vs. NBA Central.
- ORL are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. NBA Central.
- IND are 8-0 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Orlando.
- IND are 20-6 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
Free Indiana Pacers vs. Orlando Magic NBA Prediction: Orlando wins, fair and square.
I think it’s the better side at home and ought to be giving a few points.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Magic ATS.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Indiana 104 – Orlando 110
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