Pacers vs Magic: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – April 9, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 9, 2021

The Orlando Magic (17-34) will attempt to break a three-game losing streak when they host the Indiana Pacers (23-27) on Friday, April 9, 2021 at Amway Center as 4.5-point underdogs. The contest airs at 7:00 PM ET on BSFL. The matchup’s point total is set at 218.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of April 9, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Pacers vs Magic Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 9

Myles Turner: Out (Ankle),
Malcolm Brogdon: Day To Day (Hip),
T.J. Warren: Out For Season (Foot),
Domantas Sabonis: Day To Day (Ankle)

Jonathan Isaac: Out For Season (Knee),
Gary Harris: Out (Thigh),
Otto Porter Jr.: Out (Foot),
Markelle Fultz: Out For Season (Knee),
Karim Mane: Out (Hamstring)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Magic (+4.5)
Total Pick Over (218)
Prediction Pacers 112, Magic 109

The model and DraftKings both have the Pacers taking home the win, but the model has them winning by slightly less (2.9 points). Lean towards taking the Magic.

In this game, the model projects a total (221.5 points) marginally higher than the DraftKings over/under (218 points).

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Pacers Key Players

Malcolm Brogdon 44 21.2 4.7 5.8 1.0 0.2 2.7
Domantas Sabonis 47 19.9 11.3 6.0 1.2 0.6 0.8
Caris LeVert 26 17.3 4.3 5.2 1.4 0.3 1.7
Doug McDermott 48 13.2 3.6 1.4 0.3 0.1 1.7
Myles Turner 46 12.7 6.4 1.0 0.9 3.5 1.5

Pacers Player Props

  • Malcolm Brogdon’s points prop over/under for the contest is set at 17.5, 3.7 points less than his season average of 21.2.
  • T.J. McConnell’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 26.5, 8.4 greater than his season average of 18.1.
  • Brogdon’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.8 shots higher than his season average of 2.7.
  • Myles Turner’s blocks prop total for the game is set at 4.5, 1.0 block higher than his season average of 3.5.

Magic Key Players

Terrence Ross 41 16.2 3.5 2.4 1.1 0.5 2.1
Wendell Carter Jr. 38 11.5 7.9 2.1 0.6 0.8 0.3
Cole Anthony 26 11.1 4.3 3.9 0.7 0.4 1.1
Dwayne Bacon 51 10.4 3.0 1.2 0.5 0.1 0.9
Gary Harris 19 9.7 2.5 1.7 0.9 0.2 1.3

Magic Player Props

  • Terrence Ross’ PRA prop total for the game is set at 21.5, 0.6 less than his season average of 22.1.
  • Wendell Carter Jr.’s rebounding prop total for the matchup is set at 8.5 boards, 0.6 rebounds greater than his season average of 7.9.
  • Ross’ three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 0.5, 1.6 shots lower than his season average of 2.1.
  • Ross’ steals prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.4 steals higher than his season average of 1.1.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Pacers have a 47.3% shooting percentage from the field, which is 0.4% higher than the 46.9% of shots the Magic’s opponents have made.
  • In games Indiana shoots better than 46.9% from the field, it is 17-10 against the spread and 19-8 overall.
  • Orlando’s record is 15-9-1 against the spread and 10-15 overall when its opponents make more than 47.3% of their shots from the field.
  • The Magic’s 43.1% shooting percentage from the field this season is four percentage points lower than the Pacers have given up to their opponents (47.1%).
  • This season, Orlando has an 11-1 record against the spread and a 9-3 record overall in games the team collectively shoots over 47.1% from the field.
  • Indiana is 8-5 against the spread and 8-5 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot over 43.1% from the field.
  • The Pacers’ 36.4% three-point shooting percentage this season is only 0.6 percentage points lower than opponents of the Magic have shot from beyond the arc (37%).
  • Indiana is 14-9 against the spread and 15-8 overall when it shoots better than 37% from distance.
  • Orlando has put up a 19-8 against the spread while going 14-13 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot better than 36.4% from deep.
  • The Magic shoot 35.2% from three-point distance this season. That’s only 2.5 percentage points lower than the Pacers have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (37.7%).
  • Orlando is 13-4 ATS and 8-9 overall when the team hits more than 37.7% of its three-point attempts.
  • Indiana is 11-9 ATS and 11-9 overall in games it shoots above 35.2% from deep.
  • The Pacers’ 12.4 made three-pointers per game this season are only 0.8 more made shots on average than the 11.6 per game the Magic allow.
  • Indiana is 13-15 against the spread and 14-14 overall when it makes more three-pointers than its opponents, while Orlando is 11-18-1 ATS and 7-23 straight up in games when it is out-shot from distance.
  • The Pacers rank 18th in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Magic allow the 25th-fewest made threes in the league.

Pacers vs Magic Stat Rankings

Pacers Rank Pacers AVG Magic AVG Magic Rank
13th 113.2 Points Scored 104.5 29th
21st 113.6 Points Allowed 111.7 16th
29th 41.7 Rebounds 46 10th
26th 8.8 Off. Rebounds 10.5 9th
18th 12.4 3pt Made 11.6 22nd
5th 26.8 Assists 22.5 27th
13th 13.2 Turnovers 12.3 5th

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