Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Orlando Magic head to Indiana on Saturday for a game against Pacers in a matchup of teams from the Eastern Conference. In their last game, the Magic were defeated by the Toronto Raptors by the score of 113-97. Even Fournier led the Magic in points as he scored 21 on the night while shooting 7 of 15 from the field and 4 of 5 from the free throw line. Jonathan Isaac led Orland in rebounds on the night as he recorded 13 with 7 coming offensively. D.J. Augustine was the leader for the Magic in assist on the night with 5 while playing 27 minutes in the game.
On the year, the Magic are now 6-8, good enough for 2nd place in the Southeast Division and are 0-5 on the road. The Magic are led in points per game by Evan Fournier, who has averaged 17.1 points per game this season. Nikola Vucevic has led the Magic in rebounds per game as is averaging 11.6 per game, including 2.9 offensive rebounds per game. D.J. Augustin is the team’s leader in assists per game and is recording 4.4 per game. The Magic come into the game against the Pacers with 3 players listed on their injury report as Aaron Gordon is listed as day to day while Michael Carter-Williams and Nikola Vucevic are listed as out.
The Indiana Pacers welcome the Orlando Magic to town after winning against the Brooklyn Nets by the score of 115-86. Aaron Holiday led the Pacers in points with 24, while shooting 10 of 19 from the field. Holiday also led Indiana in assists in the game as he recorded 13 while playing 31 minutes. Domantas Sabonis led the Pacers in rebounds with 18, including 5 coming offensively.
With the win, Indiana moved to 8-6 on the season which places them in 2nd place in the Central Division and are 5-2 at home. Malcolm Brogdon leads the Pacers in points per game and is scoring 19.2 points per game. Brogdon also leads the Pacers in assists per game with an average of 8.2. Domantas Sabonis has led the Pacers in rebounds per game so far this season as he has averaged 13.8 per game.
The Magic are scoring 101.9 points per game and allowing 102.4 points per game. The Pacers are scoring 107.4 points per game and are allowing 103.1 points per game. Both teams are 3-2 in their last 5 games. The Pacers won the first matchup between these two teams this season as they won 109-102 in a game played in Orlando. With the absence of Vucevic and the fact that the Magic haven’t won a game on the road all season, I am going to go with the Pacers in this one. Indiana wins 110-100 and covers the spread.