The Orlando Magic just got a nasty win over the Boston Celtics, and they’re back at home to face the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.
Indiana went on a seven-game losing streak on Tuesday night, coming back from a massive loss to the Chicago Bulls. The Pacers have struggled without Tyrese Haliburton (elbow) posting one of the worst offensive ratings in the NBA since his slump.
Despite the victory, the Pacers still found themselves the underdog on the second night of confrontation. In this position this season, the Pacers are leading 5-4.
The Magic welcomed Jonathan Isaac back to the rotation on Monday night, and they have played much better at home (12-12) than away (6-17) this season.
Here are the odds for this game as well as my best bet:
Pacers Odds, Spreads and Total Odds vs Magic
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Predict and choose Pacers vs. Magic
The Magic have struggled as a favorite at home this season, losing only 1-3 by margin, but it was a favorable matchup against Indiana.
The Pacers are just 9-12 as road dogs, and now they don’t have their best player side by side. Since Haliburton’s decline, the Pacers are last in the NBA in offensive ratings, which will be an issue on Wednesday.
Magic have nearly seven points better offensive stats at home than in lane, and Isaac’s return gives them another scoring option on the flanks.
Scoring with a young team like Orlando is a tough proposition, but the Pacers won’t erase the huge deficits every night.
After losing seven out of eight, I’ll beat Indiana on the second night of the showdown.
ORL -5.5, O/U 232.5
Consensus betting odds
- Picks & Odds as of January 25, 2023, 7:31 am
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