Orlando Magic vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 11/19/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Orlando Magic vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Sunday, November 19, 2023
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
The Orlando Magic (6-5) are en route to Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Sunday where they will try to defeat the Indiana Pacers (7-4).
The Magic faced off with the Bulls and took home the win by a score of 96-94 in their last contest. In reference to personal fouls, the Magic walked away with 21 while the Bulls totaled 25 personal fouls. They also converted 9 out of their 33 tries from distance. Chicago finished the game shooting 86.4% from the free throw line by knocking down 19 of 22 shots. On top of that, Chicago collected 53 rebounds (14 offensive, 39 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Chicago recorded 16 dimes and had 7 steals for the game. With regard to defense, Orlando allowed 39.8% from the field on 33 of 83 shooting. They also doled out 20 assists in this game while forcing the opposition into 19 turnovers and getting 12 steals. In terms of hauling in boards, they compiled 46 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the free throw line, the Magic made 24 of 30 shots for a percentage of 80.0%. Orlando finished the game with a 39.0% FG percentage (32 of 82) and made 8 out of their 28 three-point shots.
Paolo Banchero is one player who was a contributor in this game. Banchero ended up shooting 33.3% from the floor and dished out 3 assists. He was on the hardwood for 33 minutes played and grabbed 9 rebounds. He recorded 17 points on 4 of 12 shooting.
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Orlando steps onto the court with a record of 6-5 for the campaign. They turn the ball over 16.1 times per contest and as a team they are committing 20.6 fouls every game. As a unit, Orlando is pulling down 44.6 boards per game and has earned 261 dimes this season, which is 24th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Magic are connecting on 32.9% on shots from 3-point land (113 of 343) and 75.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 108.3 points per game (29th in basketball) while shooting 44.7% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Magic have forced 17.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 23.4 personal fouls. They give up 35.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 6th in the league in PPG from their opponents (106.6). The Magic defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 46.7% (430 of 920) and they relinquish 40.9 boards per contest as a group. They rank 2nd in the league in giving up assists with 241 conceded on the year.
For their last game, the Pacers went home victorious with a score of 132-126 against the 76ers. The Pacers were able to collect 31 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 for this game. They also coughed it up 11 times, while recording 7 steals for this game. The 76ers were called for 26 fouls in this game which got the Pacers to the free throw line for a total of 33 attempts. They were able to convert 23 of the free throws for a percentage of 69.7%. With regard to shots from distance, Indiana buried 13 of their 37 tries (35.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Pacers walked away from this one shooting 48 for 93 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.6%. The Pacers allowed the 76ers to bury 43 out of 86 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 50.0% in the matchup. They finished 27.3% from 3-point land by hitting 6 out of 22 and ended up going 34 of 35 from the charity stripe (97.1%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, Indiana permitted Philadelphia to pull down 38 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Tyrese Haliburton was important for the Pacers for the contest. Haliburton earned 33 points in his 38 mins on the court and had 15 assists in this contest. He made 11 out of 18 in this contest for a field goal rate of 61.1%, and had 7 rebounds.
Indiana has a win-loss mark of 7-4 this season. As an offense, the Pacers are hitting on 50.0% from the floor, which ranks 2nd in basketball. Indiana has accumulated 1,392 pts for the season (126.5 per contest) and they collect 41.9 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 30.8 times per game (1st in the league) and they turn it over 12.8 times per game. The Pacers commit 20.8 fouls every game and they hit 80.1% from the free throw line.
The Indiana defense concedes 38.3% on shots from 3-point land (111 of 290) and their opponents are connecting on 85.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 25.3 dimes and 44.5 boards per game, which is 13th and 16th in the league. The Pacers are ranked 29th in basketball in points allowed per game with 123.4. They have forced 13.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 49.1% from the field (27th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Orlando
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