Pacers vs Magic Basketball Picks & Predictions
Indiana is on the road playing Orlando at the Amway Center stadium on Wednesday, 1/25/2023 @ 7:00pm EST. Orlando -4.5 was the opening favorite and current line is Orlando -5.
Indiana Team Statistics
This year, Indiana has a record of 23-25. They average 115.0 points per game (12th in the NBA) on 45.7% shooting. The Pacers shoot 36.3% (671 of 1,850) from distance and 80.1% at the free throw line. The Pacers are pulling down 42.4 rebounds per game and have tallied 1,275 assists on the season, which ranks them 7th in the league. As a team, they commit 21.5 personal fouls per game and turn the ball over 15.5 times.
The Pacers force 15.7 turnovers per game and draw 20.3 personal fouls when they are on the defensive end. As a team, they rank 24th in the league in points allowed per game (1116.8) and allow 37.4% on shots from long distance. Defensively, the Pacers allow a 47.1% field goal percentage (2,001 of 4,252), while they surrender 45.8 boards per game. With 1,253 assists surrendered on the season, they are ranked 27th in basketball.
With a power ranking of 14, Indiana is ranked #12 in offense (scoring an average of 115.00 per game), #23 in defense (allowing an average of 116.77 points to be scored against them per game) and are 23-25 (26-21-1 ATS) this season.
Orlando Team Statistics
This season, Orlando has a record of 18-29. Every game, the Magic commit 20.4 personal fouls and connect on 79.2% of their free throws. On average, they assist teammates 22.4 times per game (28th in the league) and turn the ball over 15.2 times per game. On the year, Orlando has scored 5,215 points (111.0 per contest) and pulled in 42.7 rebounds. As a team, the Magic are shooting 47.1% from the floor, which is 16th in the league.
They surrender 34.5% on distance shots (617 out of 1,789), and their opponents make 77.8% of free throws. Against them, they surrender 25.8 assists and 42.4 rebounds per game, which puts them 22nd and 9th, respectively. With 114.3 points allowed per game, the Magic are 17th in the league. On a nightly basis, they force 14.1 turnovers and allow teams to shoot 47.3% from the floor (17th in the league).
Orlando Magic has a power ranking of 24 and are #27 for offense (scoring an average of 110.91 per game), #17 for defense (giving up an average of 116.77 points per game) and 18-29 (26-18-3 ATS) overall. Indiana went 0-3 (1-2 ATS) in their last 3 matchups against Orlando.
Curated Picks & Predictions
- Based on the current lines, Oddsmakers predict the score to be IND 121.5, ORL 111.5.
- 53% of SportsJaw players predict Orlando Magic to cover.
- OddsShark has not made their prediction yet.
- 63% picked Orlando Magic on Covers.com
- SportsJaw's ScoreCaster prediction: Pacers 116 to Magic 125.
The Pacers come into this one off of a win last time out that broke their 7 game win streak. Bennedict Mathurin was the leading scorer for Indiana last night, with 26 points vs the Bulls. The Magic come into this one having won 2 of their last 3 games and are coming off of a win last time out. Paolo Banchero looks like the leading candidate for rookie of the year and is coming off of a 23 point performance in Orlando's win over the Celtics on Monday. The Pacers are the better team, but with Orlando at home, I expect them to win this one and cover the 5 points.
Staff Pick ORL ATS (-5)
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The Pacers have a slightly better offense and both teams have a compariable defense. The Pacers won more games straight up and against the spread over their last 3 matchups. Adjusted score predictions based on power rankings and strength of schedule: Pacers 115 to Magic 118.
- C Daniel Theis Is out indefinitely, Knee
- PG Tyrese Haliburton Is out indefinitely, Elbow
- PG Andrew Nembhard Is "?" Friday vs Milwaukee, Illness
- SF Kendall Brown Is out indefinitely, Tibia
After crunching 8 data points, our relative predictions model has elected to not make a prediction on this game - view the Indiana vs Orlando infographic for details.