Pacers vs Magic Picks and Odds
Aaron Vacation and the Pacers are street favorites Friday in Orlando. (Picture by Adam Davis/Icon Sportswire)
- The Indiana Pacers are 4.5-point favorites on the street in opposition to the Orlando Magic on Friday evening at Amway Enviornment
- Brothers Aaron and Justin Vacation mixed for 43 factors and 9 three-pointers within the Pacers’ win over Minnesota on Wednesday
- A have a look at the chances for Pacers-Magic together with a breakdown of each groups and a prediction could be discovered beneath
The Indiana Pacers will hope for higher well being after they go to the rebuilding Orlando Magic at 7pm Friday at Amway Enviornment.
The Pacers have been with out three starters of their 141-137 victory over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday as two-point underdogs. Malcolm Brodgon (hip), Domantas Sabonis (ankle) and Myles Turner (all the time) all sat for Indiana (23-27), which is in ninth place within the Jap Convention.
The Magic (17-34) have misplaced three video games in a row and 16 of their final 20, together with dropping a 131-116 choice to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday at residence as four-point underdogs. Orlando is 2-5 since buying and selling lineup fixtures Nikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier and Aaron Gordon on March 25.
Pacers vs Magic Odds
|Group||Moneyline||Unfold at FanDuel||Whole|
|Indiana Pacers||-190||-4.5 (-110)||N/A|
|Orlando Magic||+160||+4.5 (-110)||N/A|
Odds as of April 8.
Pacers Take pleasure in Double Vacation
Brothers Aaron and Justin Holliday stepped up their video games for the banged-up Pacers on Wednesday as they mixed for 43 factors and 9 three-point discipline objectives.
Aaron Vacation scored a season-high 22 factors in 22:13 off the bench, taking pictures 6-of-8 from the sector and draining all 4 makes an attempt from past the arc. He additionally sealed the victory by making two free throws with 8.3 seconds left.
Aaron got here by with a season-high 22 factors & 3 assists off the bench 🙌 pic.twitter.com/kkRPcfJ79R
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) April 8, 2021
Justin Vacation’s 21 factors have been his second-highest complete of the season and matched his output from the three earlier video games mixed. He knocked down 5 threes.
T.J. McConnell matched season highs with 19 factors and 15 assists. He was 9-of-12 taking pictures whereas notching his fourth double-double of the season.
Caris LeVert completed with 18 factors and Jakarr Sampson added 16 factors. It was the primary time Sampson reached double figures this season in 20 video games.
the 𝕔𝕝𝕦𝕥𝕔𝕙 block from JaKarr results in a fast bucket ⚡️
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) April 8, 2021
The Pacers shot 59.1% (55-of-93), scored a season-high 77 factors within the first half and held a 69-44 benefit in bench scoring. Seven gamers scored in double digits.
Magic Protection Disappears
One shiny spot for the Magic on Wednesday was the play of Cole Anthony, who returned to motion after lacking 25 video games with a rib fracture. He scored 13 factors and dished seven assists in 25:39.
— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) April 7, 2021
Nonetheless, poor protection killed the Magic. They allowed the Wizards to shoot 57.6% from the sector, together with 52.8% (19-of-36) from lengthy vary.
“I’m not making a joke — they didn’t miss any (photographs),” Magic coach Steve Clifford mentioned. “With our protection, they have been so open.”
Terrence Ross led the Magic with 24 factors. It was his 14th sport of not less than 20 factors this season.
— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) April 8, 2021
Mo Bamba’s 19 factors have been a profession excessive, and he additionally pulled down eight rebounds. The third-year middle had by no means scored greater than 15 factors earlier than.
Wendell Carter was 6-of-9 taking pictures and completed with 15 factors.
4 Straight for Indiana
The groups have met as soon as this season and Brodgon’s three-pointer with 2.8 seconds remaining in time beyond regulation lifted the Pacers to a 120-118 victory on Jan. 22 in Indianapolis as five-point favorites. It was Indiana’s fourth straight win within the sequence.
Brogdon completed with 23 factors and 6 assists. Turner had 22 factors, 9 rebounds and three blocked photographs. Jeremy Lamb additionally scored 22 factors and Sabonis simply missed a triple-double with 18 factors, 11 rebounds and 9 assists.
Fournier (26), Vucevic (24) and Gordon (17) mixed for 67 of the Magic’s factors. Fournier and Gordon additionally had 9 assists every whereas Vucevic tallied 12 rebounds.
One Orlando holdover from that sport is Dwayne Bacon, who completed with 16 factors.
Whereas Indiana has the higher group, the harm scenario makes it a shaky favourite. Let’s lean towards the Magic maintaining issues shut, if not pulling the outright upset.
Choose: Magic +4.5 (-110)
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