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Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers - 1/31/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic
Date & Time Thursday January 31, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Amway Center
Orlando, Florida
The Line
The Line: Orlando Magic -2 -- Over/Under: 211
TV Channel
FSIN, FSFL
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The Indiana Pacers and Orlando Magic meet Thursday in NBA action at the Amway Center.

The Indiana Pacers could use a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 108.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 16 points and 4.1 rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 14.7 points and 9.4 rebounds. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Thaddeus Young is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have lost four of their last six road games.

The Orlando Magic could use a win here after losing seven of their last eight games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 104.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 20.7 points and 12 rebounds while Aaron Gordon is averaging 15.9 points and 7.7 rebounds. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost their last four home games.

The Pacers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Magic are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. NBA Central and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Pacers are 8-0 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Orlando and 20-6 ATS in the last 26 meetings. The over is 7-2 in Magic last 9 overall. The over is 11-4 in Pacers last 15 overall.

The Indiana Pacers still haven't won since it was announced Victor Oladipo would miss the remainder of the season, and they're fresh off a brutal loss to the Washington Wizards where they got nothing going offensively. The good news is the Pacers have won each of the last eight meetings against the Orlando Magic. The Magic are also losing games at home by an average of 4.8 points this season. Just because the Pacers are lost right now and on the end of a back to back does not mean I'll lay chalk with the worse team. The Pacers should be able to get the job done here, and even if they don't, we're getting a free bucket with the better team, so it was a good bet regardless of the result.

Pick:
Indiana Pacers +2

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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