Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers
Tip off: 7:30 PM EST
Spread: IND -9.5
M/L: IND -650, ORL +525
Magic Lead Series 1-0
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Orlando received big games from Jameer Nelson, Jason Richardson, and Glen Davis, as the trio combined for 50 points, almost two-thirds the Orlando scoring production. Playing without superstar Dwight Howard, Davis was heavily relied on on the boards as well, and he came through big, grabbing 13 rebounds including 6 offensive boards.
The Magic will need a bigger game from Ryan Anderson to continue to make this a competitive series. Anderson attempted only 7 shots in Saturday night’s game one, and hit only 2, though the Magic did post the highest +/- with Anderson on the floor at +11.
The Pacers received a big game from David West (19 points), but must get more from Roy Hibbert. Hibbert shot just 3 of 11 from the floor, and though he did have 13 boards, he is going to have to exploit his massive size advantage over the 6’8″ Davis for the Pacers to have the best chance in this series. Also, Paul George could be the best player on the court, and he needs to take advantage of his athleticism against Jason Richardson. George scored only 8 points in the loss and must remain aggressive.
The Magic will continue to hoist a lot of threes. They attempted 24 on Saturday and connected on 9. The Magic could consistently pour in over 10 threes a night, and they’ll need to to win this series.
Orlando Betting Trends:
The Magic are 35-32 ATS this season and 18-16 ATS on the road. They are 24-22 ATS in the second half of the season and 5-7 ATS vs teams with winning records in the second half of the year. They are 24-22 ATS in the second half of the season.
Indiana Betting Trends:
The Pacers are 32-35 ATS this season and 18-25 ATS as a favorite. They are 15-19 ATS at home and 13-20 ATS revenging a loss vs an opponent. The Pacers are 9-7 ATS in April and 4-7 ATS revenging a home loss against an opponent.