Orlando Magic vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 11/21/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Orlando Magic vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Monday, November 21, 2022
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+7)
The Indiana Pacers host the Orlando Magic at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Monday. Indiana is 7-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is 226.5.
The Magic took the court against the Pacers and took a loss by a final of 114-113 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Magic ended up finishing with 17 while the Pacers recorded 18 fouls. They also converted 18 out of their 46 shots from distance. Indiana walked away from this one shooting 73.7% from the charity stripe by knocking down 14 of 19 attempts. In addition, Indiana snagged 42 rebounds (12 offensive, 30 defensive) and got 6 blocked shots. Indiana recorded 27 dimes and had 5 steals in this matchup. Regarding defense, Orlando allowed their opponent to shoot 45.6% from the floor on 41 out of 90 shooting. They also recorded 16 dimes for the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and earning 8 steals. With regard to hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 41 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Magic knocked down 19 of their 26 shots for a rate of 73.1%. Orlando walked away from the game having earned a 42.9% field goal percentage (39 of 91) and converted 16 of their 42 3-pointers.
Franz Wagner is one player who was a major factor for this contest. He left the arena with 29 points on 9 out of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 31 minutes and also collected 5 rebounds. Wagner ended up shooting 52.9% from the field and distributed 3 dimes.
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Orlando will enter this matchup with a mark of 5-12 so far this season. They are averaging 109.9 pts per contest (23rd in the league) while connecting on 47.3% from the field. The Magic are connecting on 34.5% on 3-point shots (181 of 525) and 79.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, Orlando is snagging 45.6 rebounds per game and has totaled 361 dimes for the season, which ranks 25th in basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 16.5 times per game and as a unit they commit 21.6 fouls per contest.
On defense, the Magic have forced 12.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.6 personal fouls. They rank 21st in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 423 surrendered on the season. The Magic defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 46.1% (703 of 1,526) and they concede 40.0 boards per game as a squad. They are giving up 34.5% from 3-point land and they are 14th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (112.9).
The last time they took the court, the Pacers took home the win by a final score of 114-113 when they faced the Magic. The Pacers were able to pull down 30 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 42 in the game. They gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while getting 5 steals in the game. The Magic were called for 17 fouls for this contest which took the Pacers to the free throw line for a total of 19 tries. They were able to knock down 14 of those for a percentage of 73.7%. Pertaining to 3-point shots, Indiana made 18 of their 46 attempts (39.1%). At the conclusion of this game, the Pacers ended up going 41 out of 90 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.6%. The Pacers allowed the Magic to convert 39 out of 91 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.9% in this game. They went 38.1% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 16 of 42 and finished the game at 19 out of 26 from the free throw line (73.1%). With respect to how they attacked the glass, Indiana permitted Orlando to snag 41 overall (11 on the offensive glass).
Tyrese Haliburton was important for the Pacers in this matchup. He knocked down 9 out of 16 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 56.3%, and tallied 4 rebounds. Haliburton tallied 22 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and had 14 dimes in this matchup.
Indiana has a record of 9-6 for the year. The Pacers commit 22.0 fouls per contest while shooting 79.5% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 28.3 times per contest (3rd in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 16.3 times per contest. Indiana has totaled 1,746 points for the year (116.4 per contest) and they snag 44.2 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Pacers are shooting 46.0% from the field, which is 22nd in the league.
The Pacers defensively are ranked 19th in basketball in PPG allowed with 114.9. They have forced 15.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (7th in the league). The Indiana defense surrenders 38.1% on shots from beyond the arc (196 of 515) and their opponents are converting on 82.7% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 24.7 dimes and 43.1 rebounds per game, ranking them 13th and 11th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana (-7)
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