Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers
The Orlando Magic is listed as a 5-point road favorite when they travel to Indiana to face the Pacers.Â The over/under total is set at an even 200.
The Orlando Magic is just 2.5 games behind the Miami Heat in the Southeast Division.Â Orlando has a 29-16 record and a 21-24 record against the spread.Â The Pacers are also in second place in their division but rail the Chicago Bulls by 13 games.Â Indiana is 16-25 for the season and 20-21 against the spread.
Orlando had won three straight games before losing at home to the Detroit Pistons Monday evening 103-96 as a 12-point home favorite. The game was close most of the way but Orlando was outscored by nine in the 2nd quarter and could not recover.Â Dwight Howard had 20 points and 16 rebounds, while Ryan Anderson had 21 points and five rebounds for the Magic.Â Point guard Jameer Nelson contributed with 14 points as well. The combined 199 points went er the total of 190.Â The er has won in the Magics last two games.
The Indiana Pacers are in the middle of a 5-game losing streak, with the last loss coming to Denver 121-107 as a 10-point road underdog.Â Tyler Hansbrough led the Pacers with 27 points and 10 rebounds, while Roy Hibbert added 12 points and 6 rebounds.Â The combined 224 points went well above the tal of 214.Â The er is 3-1 in the Pacers last four games.Â The Pacers had covered their last two games before facing the Nuggets.
The Magic beat the Pacers in mid-November 90-96 as a 5-point road favorite.Â The combined 176 points never got close to the tal for the game, which was 196.Â Orlando has eon 8 of their last 10 games against Indiana but has only covered in four of those.Â The der is 10-2 in the last twelve games these teams have played in Indiana
I don’t believe Orlando will have much trouble beating the Pacers tonight and covering the five-point spread.Â The Pacers have been struggling and the Magic is one of the elite teams in the NBA.Â The Magic defense will stifle the Pacers.Â Im taking the Magic minus the 5 points and am also going with the der.
Orlando Magic -5 Indiana Pacers