Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers - 4/16/14
Indiana Pacers (55-26) at Orlando Magic (23-58)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, FSFL
The Indiana Pacers and Orlando Magic will play for the fourth and final time to close out their regular seasons. The Pacers lead the series 2-1.
The Pacers have lost six of their last nine games, but have still managed to clinch the No. 1 seed in the East. With that, you can expect the Pacers to rest majority of their star players for this matchup. On the season, the Pacers average 96.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allow 92.4 points and 42 percent shooting. However, the Pacers are allowing teams to score 101.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting in their last five games. Roy Hibbert is shooting 20.6 percent from the field in his last five games. The Indiana Pacers are 37-43-1 ATS overall and 16-24 ATS on the road.
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The Magic are just happy their season is over considering they’ve lost six of their last eight games and have only won five games since the beginning of March. On the season, the Magic average 96.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allow 102 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Ronnie Price has shown a little potential lately, dishing out 8.5 assists in his last two games, while the Magic are shooting 49.9 percent from the field in their last five games. The Orlando Magic are 34-44-3 ATS overall and 21-18-1 ATS at home.
The Pacers are 5-21 ATS in their last 26 road games and 7-22-1 ATS in their last 30 vs. Eastern Conference. The Magic are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 14-5-1 ATS in their last 20 home games. The home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Pacers are going to rest their starters, the Magic have been solid at covering the spread at home. Besides, the Pacers haven't gotten the job done against the number even with their starters in the game.
Take the Magic and the chalk.