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Indiana Pacers vs. Orlando Magic - 3/30/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers
Date & Time Saturday March 30, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
The Line
The Line: Indiana Pacers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 204.5
TV Channel
FSIN, FSFL
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The Orlando Magic and Indiana Pacers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Orlando Magic need a win here after winning six of their last seven games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 106.2 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 20.7 points and 12.1 rebounds while Aaron Gordon is averaging 15.9 points and 7.3 rebounds. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost five of their last six road games.

The Indiana Pacers could use a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 107.8 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 104 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 18 points and 1.9 assists while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 14.1 points and 9.3 rebounds. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Wesley Matthews is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won their last four home games.

The Magic are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest. The Magic are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Indiana and 8-20 ATS in the last 28 meetings. The under is 9-2 in Pacers last 11 overall. The under is 7-2 in Magic last 9 overall.

The Magic have won the last two meetings against the Pacers, including a game earlier this month, but they've lost eight of the last 10 meetings overall. And while the Pacers are struggling recently, they're still winning at home by an average of 9.2 points while shooting 47.7 percent from the field. The Orlando Magic have lost five of their last six games on the road and have failed to cover five of those games as well. While this game means more to the Magic and they're playing better basketball as of late, I'm just not a believer in this current stretch. I'll lay the bucket with the Pacers at home.

Pick:
Indiana Pacers -2.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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