Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 3/30/2019
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Orlando Magic travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 3.5 point favorites.
The Magic head into this matchup with a mark of 37-39. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 0.0 as they average 106.2 points per contest while giving up 106.2 per game. The Pacers have an overall record of 45-30 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 107.8 points per game and surrender 104.0, good for a point differential of 3.8.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 39-34-3 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 32-44-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 36-38-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 30-45-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/11/19 PG Isaiah Briscoe Knee is out indefinitely
02/05/19 C Mohamed Bamba Leg is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
01/24/19 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out for season
Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 12.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Aaron Gordon averages 15.9 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Myles Turner averages 13.2 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 18.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 106.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 45.4 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.3 per game. The Magic allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 22nd in the league with 107.8 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 3.8. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 24th in the league in rebounding with 43.1 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 25.9. The Pacers are 21st in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Pacers surrender 104.0 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 43.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game.
The Magic are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 8th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Orlando is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA.
Indiana is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league. The Pacers are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana -3.5
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