Thursday, March 31, 2016
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Orlando Magic travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Thursday, March 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
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The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 31-43 and a road record of 11-26. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.8 as they are averaging 101.4 points per game while giving up 103.2 per contest. Orlando is 3-10 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 18-27. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Pacers have an overall record of 39-35 and a home record of 23-14. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.7 points per game and surrendering 100.4, good for a point differential of 1.4. Indiana has a division record of 6-8 and a conference record of 24-20. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Evan Fournier comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Victor Oladipo averages 15.9 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Paul George averages 23.4 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. George Hill averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Orlando averages 101.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 51.3 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.2 per game. The Magic allow 103.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Indiana averages 101.7 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 52 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers rank 20th with 14.8 per game. The Pacers allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Pacers force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Magic average 99.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 115.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 15 per contest. The Magic have an offensive rating of 104.6 and a defensive rating of 106.4. In terms of pace they average 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Orlando turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pacers score 101.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 103.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.7 points per game. The Pacers rating on offense is 104 and they have a defensive rating of 102.6. They get 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Indiana turns the ball over on 13.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 41-32-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 36-38-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 37-37-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 33-41-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
03/30/16 F Ersan Ilyasova Shoulder "?" Thursday vs. Indiana
03/14/16 C Nikola Vucevic Groin out indefinitely
Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana
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