Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers - 2/9/14
Indiana Pacers (39-10) at Orlando Magic (15-37)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 6:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Pacers look to stay hot when they take on the Orlando Magic tonight.
The Pacers have won five of their last six and will be looking to build on a four-game win streak after taking down the Trailblazers in overtime on Friday. George Hill exploded with a career-high 37 points and eight assists, while David West added 30 points on 13 of 16 shooting to lead the Pacers past the Blazers by 118-113 in overtime. As hot as those two were, Paul George was ice-cold from the field, making just five of his 23 shots to finish with 17 points but he did a great job of limiting Nicolas Batum to just four points on one of eight shooting. With the dramatic win, Indiana improve to 39-10 overall and a league-best 24-2 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Magic have been struggling all season but are suddenly looking for a third straight win after taking down the Thunder by 103-102 in emphatic fashion. With the Thunder up by 102-101 in the closing seconds, Kevin Durant missed a crucial jumper and Victor Oladipo snatched the rebound and threw the ball ahead to Maurice Harkless who set up Tobias Harris for a buzzer-beating dunk to win the game. Despite the win, Orlando is still only 15-37 on the season but they are 12-14 at home where they've won their last four.
In ATS trends, the Pacers are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 games against a team with a losing record and 16-6 ATS in their last 22 games following an ATS loss, while the Magic are 6-0 ATS in their last six home games but just 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a win.
Head to head, the Pacers have won both meetings this season, including a 98-79 win last Monday behind 15 points, 12 rebounds and five assists from Lance Stephenson who could miss tonight's game with a sore back.
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