Saturday, April 8, 2017
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 2 point favorites.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 39-40. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 104.6 points per game while giving up 105.4 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 28-51. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.1 points per game and surrendering 107.2, good for a point differential of -6.1.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 36-43-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 39-40-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 31-46-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 37-41-1 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/24/17 G Glenn Robinson III Calf out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
04/07/17 G Evan Fournier Wrist "?" Saturday vs Indiana
04/05/17 F Jeff Green Back out for season
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Paul George averages 23.3 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Elfrid Payton averages 12.7 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Nikola Vucevic averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.4 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 104.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.76 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 13.8 per game. The Pacers allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 101.1 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.09 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 23rd with 13.3 per game. The Magic allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Magic force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 108.1 and a defensive rating of 108.9. In terms of pace they average 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Magic rating on offense is 103.9 and they have a defensive rating of 110.1. 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 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Orlando turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando +2
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