Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/27/2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Orlando Magic head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, January 27, 2018. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 7.5 point favorites.
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The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 14-33. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.2 as they are averaging 105.1 points per game while giving up 110.3 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 26-22. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 106.4 points per game and surrendering 105.2, good for a point differential of 1.2.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 20-27-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 20-27-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 27-21-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 19-28-1 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/30/17 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is out indefinitely
12/24/17 C Nikola Vucevic Hand is out indefinitely
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
01/25/18 PG Darren Collison Personal is upgraded to probable Friday vs Cleveland
01/24/18 F Myles Turner Elbow is "?" Friday vs Cleveland
Jonathon Simmons comes into this game averaging 13.8 points per contest while playing 28.9 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Evan Fournier averages 18.1 points per contest in 32.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.9 assists per game and 3.2 rebounds per contest for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Victor Oladipo has scored 24.1 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per game this season for the Pacers. He hauls in 5.2 rebounds per contest and has 4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 13.3 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 30.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 105.1 points per contest this year, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.21 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 41.9 boards per contest and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 13th with 14.8 per game. The Magic allow 110.3 points per contest which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 24.4 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 12th in the NBA with 106.4 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.19. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 5th in the league. They are 21st in the NBA in rebounding with 42 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 22.3. The Pacers are 27th in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Pacers give up 105.2 points per game, which ranks them 11th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 21st and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 23.2 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 42.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Pacers are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15 per contest this year.
The Magic are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 111.1, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 4th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Orlando is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Indiana is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Pacers are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 108.6, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 15th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 5th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando +7.5
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