Orlando Magic vs Indiana Pacers Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/4/2020
Game: Orlando Magic vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Location: Visa Athletic Center in Orlando, Florida
TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Visa Athletic Center is the venue where Myles Turner and the Indiana Pacers (40-26, 2nd in the Central Division) will play the Orlando Magic (32-35, 2nd in the Southeast Division) on Tuesday.
The Magic cover the spread 50.8% of the time, having gone 33-32-2 ATS. Indiana is covering the spread 55.6% of the time, going 35-28-3 against the spread.
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
08/02/20 PF Jonathan Isaac Knee is out indefinitely
01/10/20 SF Al-Farouq Aminu Knee is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
08/03/20 C Goga Bitadze Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Orlando
08/03/20 SG Victor Oladipo Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Orlando
07/24/20 PF Domantas Sabonis Foot is out indefinitely
02/24/20 SG Jeremy Lamb ACL is out for season
Evan Fournier averages 18.7 points per contest in 31.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 2.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%. Nikola Vucevic comes into this game averaging 19.6 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per night. He grabs 11.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 79%.
T.J. McConnell averages 6.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 18.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes 5.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Myles Turner scores 11.8 points per contest while playing 29.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 107.6 points per contest which is 6th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 24.6 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Orlando averages 107.1 points per contest, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 27th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 44.5 boards per contest and 24.2 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 29th with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers give up 107.6 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 23.1 dimes allowed per game and 13th with 44.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Pacers are 16th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest. Indiana is 22nd in the NBA with 109.6 points per contest this season. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 12th in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.7 boards per contest and 6th in assists per game with 26.0. The Pacers are 26th in turnovers per contest with 13.1.
The Magic are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 27th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Orlando is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 13th in the league.
Indiana is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Pacers are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 108.5, and their offensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 7th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Indiana and over the total points
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