Pacers vs. Magic - 3/31/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (31-43) at Indiana Pacers (39-35)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, FSMW
The Orlando Magic and Indiana Pacers square off Thursday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Orlando Magic could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 101.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 103.2 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 17.8 points and nine rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 15.9 points and 3.9 assists. Evan Fournier is grabbing 2.8 rebounds and Elfrid Payton is dishing 2.6 assists. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost six straight road games.
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The Indiana Pacers look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 101.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 44 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 23.4 points and 4.1 assists while George Hill is averaging 12.1 points and 4.1 rebounds. Monta Ellis is dishing 4.8 assists and Myles Turner is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won five of their last eight home games.
The Magic are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Pacers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games. The Magic are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Indiana and 0-7 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Magic have really truggled on the road. While the Pacers have been a hit or miss pretty much all season, this is one of those games where they should show up big. I'll take the home team by double digits.