Date/Time: 03-30-2019, 19:00 EDT
Spread: Indiana Pacers -2.5
Two Eastern Conference teams coming off defeats in their latest matchups are clashing today, when the Orlando Magic, who have fallen out of the top-8 of the conference and want to return to the winning ways, are visiting the Indiana Pacers, who haven’t been faring well lately and are looking to end their current small losing streak.
Magic are 37-39 so far in the league and are sitting on the ninth place of the Eastern Conference. In their latest matchup they saw a 6-game victory streak end with a road defeat by Detroit, 98-115. Pacers are 45-31 so far in the league and are tied with Boston on the 4th place of the Eastern Conference. They are 1-6 in their last 7 games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by Boston on the road, 112-114.
Top Basketball BookmakersOrlando are led in scoring by Nikola Vucevic with 20.7 ppg. He also adds 3.9 assists and leads the team in rebounding with 12.1 per game, while Aaron Gordon follows with 15.9 ppg, adding 3.6 assists and 7.3 rebounds per game. Evan Fournier adds 14.9 ppg, 3.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. Indiana are led in scoring by Victor Oladipo with 18.8 ppg. He also adds 5.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game but he is out for the season. Bojan Bogdanovic follows with 18.1 ppg, adding 4.1 rebounds per game, while Domantas Sabonis adds 14.1 ppg and leads the team in rebounding with 9.3 per game.
Orlando lead Indiana 2-1 wins so far this season and they have won the previous game in Indiana with a 112-117 score. Indiana are 28-9 at home, while Orlando are 14-23 on the road. Indiana have both a better offense with 107.8 ppg to Orlando’s 106.2 and a better defense, allowing 104.1 ppg to Orlando’s 106.2. Pacers also have a better accuracy both from the field (47.5% to 45%) and from behind the arc (37.3% to 35.3%). Indiana dish more assists per game (25.9 to 25.1), while Orlando commit fewer turnovers (12.7 to 13.4) and grab more rebounds per game (45.4 to 43.1). Indiana are struggling lately and they don’t pose a threat to the Orlando squad who desperately need this win, so pick the guests in this one.
Orlando Magic vs Indiana Pacers Prediction: Orlando Magic +2.5 (-109)