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(15-19) Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers (16-18)
Date: Sunday, Jan. 1
Time: 6:00PM EST
Venue: Bankers Life Field House, Indianapolis
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Off
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Sunday NBA sees the Orlando Magic taking on the Indiana Pacers. Orlando enters this contest having won two of its last three, while the Pacers have dropped four of their last five.
*All statistics, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 31.
The Magic may have won two of their last three, but they’re coming off a 120-101 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.
On the year, Orlando is posting 98.8 points per contest. That number is only good enough for 26th in the entire NBA.
Defensively, the Magic are allowing opponents to score 103 points per game. Not too shabby, as that number is good enough for 12th in the Association.
On Sunday, Orlando will be going up against a team that has a tendency to struggle on both sides of the ball.
This is why defense is going to be the primary objective.
We know that the Magic have issues on offense, but in their last loss, they gave up too many easy buckets to allow the Hornets to score 120 points.
Taking care of the basketball is the easiest way to avoid giving up cheap points on the other end.
Look at how well Orlando is able to control the ball (and control the pace) as an indicator of how well both they and the Pacers are playing Sunday.
On the year, the Pacers are scoring 104.1 points per contest. That number is good enough for 18th in the league.
Defensively, Indiana is allowing teams to score 105.8 points per game. That number puts them at 20th in the NBA.
The bad news for Indy is that it enters Sunday’s contest with the Magic having lost four of their last five (as well as six of their last nine.
The good news is that is has a slight bit of momentum on its side. It is coming off a 111-101 victory over the Chicago Bulls.
Question the validity of a victory over a confused Bulls team if you want (Rajon Rondo was benched in the second half of that game, and the team as a whole is trying to figure out who can help them spread the floor), but a win is a win.
Indy has home-court advantage.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Magic are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss.
- Magic are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Pacers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast.
- Pacers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
- Pacers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Pacers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Pacers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference.
Free Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Prediction:
It’s difficult to trust either of these teams at this time, but unlike the NFL, somebody is guaranteed to win this game.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Final score prediction posted below since no LINE is posted yet.
Give this one to the road Orlando Magic.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Orlando Magic 108 – Indiana 100
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