Indiana Pacers (23-27) at Orlando Magic (17-34)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic +5.5 -- Over/Under: 226.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Indiana Pacers and Orlando Magic meet Friday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Indiana Pacers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 113.2 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 21.2 points and 4.8 rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 19.9 points and six assists. Caris LeVert is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game.
The Orlando Magic need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 104.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Terrence Ross is averaging 16.2 points and 3.5 rebounds while Wendall Carter Jr. is averaging 15 points and 1.8 assists. Cole Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Dwayne Bacon is grabbing three rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.
The Pacers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 6-15 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Magic are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 12-3 in Pacers last 15 road games. The over is 4-0 in Magic last 4 overall. The Pacers are 9-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Orlando and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Indiana Pacers aren't a team I'm trying to lay decent sized chalk with, as they're inconsistent, banged up and they only win in the favorite role by an average of 2.4 points. However, the Magic are pretty much a G League team at this point and they're losing their last five games by an average of 11.8 points while shooting 43 percent from the field. The Pacers should win this game comfortably. It's Indiana and the chalk or pass.