Indiana Pacers vs. Orlando Magic - 3/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (21-43) at Indiana Pacers (28-34)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic kick off a three-game road trip with a game against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.
The Orlando Magic have bounced back from four straight losses with a couple of consecutive wins and are coming off a 103-98 win against the Celtics. Nikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier and Luke Ridnour all remained out for the Magic but plenty of other players stepped up as Victor Oladipo scored a game-high 22 points, Tobias Harris added 21 and Elfrid Payton had 19 as the Magic fought back from an early deficit of 20 points to claim their second straight win at home. With the win, Orlando improve to 21-43 on the season, 11-21 at home and 6-6 under interim coach James Borrego.
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Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers have just been red-hot lately as they''ve won 11 of their last 13 including their last five straight after taking down the Knicks by 92-86 on Saturday. Rodney Stuckey led the team with 17 points, George Hill added 15 points while David West had 14 as the Pacers recovered from a slow start to the game and were able to escape New York with a win thanks to their stellar defense which held the Knicks to just five points in the last 4:50 of the game. With the win, Indiana finally cracked the top eight with a record of 28-34 on the season, level with Miami.
In ATS trends, the Magic are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall, while the Pacers are 8-0 ATS in their last eight home games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Head to head, the Magic are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings and 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings in Indiana.
The Pacers have been perfect ATS in their last eight games at home and dominant against the Magic in their last six games so I'm definitely leaning towards the Pacers in this one, but let's first wait for the line to come out.