Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic Expert NBA Picks 1/31/2019
Thursday, January 31, 2019
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The Indiana Pacers head to Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic on Thursday, January 31, 2019. The opening line for this game has Orlando as 1 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 32-17. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 4.9 as they average 108.7 points per contest while giving up 103.8 per game. The Magic have an overall record of 20-31 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 104.3 points per game and surrender 107.9, good for a point differential of -3.6.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 24-24-1 against the spread this season
The Indiana Pacers are 22-27-0 against the over/under this year
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 24-23-3 against the spread this season
The Orlando Magic are 22-28-0 against the over/under this year
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
01/28/19 G Tyreke Evans Back is questionable Wednesday vs Washington
01/24/19 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out for season
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
No key injuries to report
Bojan Bogdanovic comes into this game averaging 16.0 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Domantas Sabonis averages 14.7 points per contest in 25.0 minutes per game. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 9.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 61% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Aaron Gordon scores 15.9 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Nikola Vucevic averages 20.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 12.0 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 108.7 points per contest, which is 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 43.7 boards per contest and 25.9 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 16th with 13.8 per game. The Pacers allow 103.8 points per contest, which is 1st in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 24.4 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 27th in the NBA with 104.3 points per contest this season. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.65. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 24th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.7 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 24.5. The Magic are 26th in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Magic give up 107.9 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 16th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.2 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 45.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Magic are 5th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per contest this year.
The Pacers are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 3rd. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. Indiana is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA.
Orlando is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Magic are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 110.4, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 15th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana +1
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