Indiana Pacers vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 4/25/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Orlando Magic
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (-5)
The Indiana Pacers (27-31) are headed to Amway Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Orlando Magic (18-41). Orlando opens this contest as 5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 218.5.
The Indiana Pacers faced off with the Oklahoma City Thunder and earned the victory with a final of 122-116 in their last contest. Indiana wrapped up the game with a 45.5% FG percentage (46 of 101) and knocked down 14 of 40 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Pacers buried 16 of 20 tries for a rate of 80.0%. In reference to grabbing boards, they collected 47 with 14 of them being offensive. They also distributed 30 dimes in the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and getting 13 steals. In reference to defense, Indiana let their opponent shoot 46.2% from the floor on 48 of 104 shooting. Oklahoma City dished out 26 dimes and had 8 steals for the contest. In addition, Oklahoma City had 55 rebounds (17 offensive, 38 defensive) and got 7 blocked shots. Oklahoma City ended up going 68.8% at the free throw line by knocking down 11 of their 16 shots. They also buried 9 of their 29 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Malcolm Brogdon is a guy who was a factor in this contest. He totaled 29 points on 11 out of 23 shooting. He played for 39:18 minutes and also snagged 15 rebounds. Brogdon walked away from this one shooting 47.8% from the floor and dished out 7 dimes. Another guy that was a major contributor in this game for the Pacers was Caris LeVert. He had 5 rebounds in his 40:35 minutes on the hardwood. He ended up shooting 44.0% from the field for the contest by going 11-of-25 (28 points). Overall, LeVert had 6 assists.
Indiana will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 27-31 on the year. They have an average of 113.7 points per game (13th in the league) while shooting 46.9% from the floor. The Pacers are hitting 35.8% on shots from beyond the arc (714 of 1,997) and 78.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Indiana is pulling down 42.4 boards per contest and has earned 1,550 assists so far this year, which ranks 9th in basketball in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.6 times per game and as a unit they commit 20.3 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on the defensive end, the Pacers are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers per game while drawing 18.5 fouls. They rank 20th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,497 relinquished so far this year. The Pacers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 47.1% (881 of 1,073) and they surrender 46.3 boards per game as a squad. They concede 37.2% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 23rd in basketball in PPG allowed (114.4).
When they last played, the Orlando Magic took a loss by a score of 135-100 when they faced the New Orleans Pelicans. The Magic collected 27 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 for the contest. They also turned the ball over 4 times, while getting 6 steals for the contest. The Pelicans committed 16 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Magic to the free throw line for a total of 19 tries. They were able to bury 15 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 78.9%. In regard to shooting from distance, Orlando buried 13 out of 36 tries (36.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Magic finished the game shooting 36 for 98 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 36.7%. The Magic allowed the Pelicans to knock down 50 of 90 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.6% in this contest. They finished 42.9% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 12 out of 28 and ended up shooting 23 out of 26 from the charity stripe (88.5%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Orlando permitted New Orleans to pull down 58 in total (12 offensive).
Mo Bamba ended up being a factor for the Magic in this game. He made 6 out of 15 in this contest for a rate of 40.0%, and had 12 rebounds. Bamba earned 17 points in his 27:49 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to get an assist. One more player who was a determining factor for Orlando was Cole Anthony. He came away with 3 dimes in his 25:08 mins played, and he knocked down 6 of 13 from the floor. Anthony wrapped this one up going 46.2% from the field as well as earning 14 points and 2 rebounds.
Orlando has a record of 18-41 so far this year. As an offense, the Magic are shooting 43.0% from the field, which is 30th in the NBA. Orlando has earned 6,145 pts so far this year (104.2 per game) and they grab 45.3 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 22.1 times per contest (28th in basketball) and they turn it over 12.8 times per contest. The Magic are responsible for committing 16.9 personal fouls per contest and they go 77.5% from the charity stripe. The Magic on the defensive end are ranked 17th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 112.4. They relinquish 26.0 assists and 46.9 rebounds per game, which is ranked 27th and 26th in the league. The Orlando defense allows 37.5% on three-point shots (814 of 2,173) and their opponents are converting on 79.1% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing their opponents into 13.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.1% from the field (23rd in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Orlando (+5)
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