Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers - 8/4/20 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Orlando Magic (32-35) at Indiana Pacers (40-26)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Visa Athletic Center)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -2 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Orlando Magic and Indiana Pacers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the VISA Athletic Center.
The Orlando Magic are 2-0 in the bubble and have won each of their last five games overall. The Orlando Magic are averaging 106.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 19.5 points and 11 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 18.9 points and 2.5 rebounds. Terrence Ross is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The Indiana Pacers are also 2-0 in the bubble and have won eight of their last 10 games overall. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 109.6 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting. TJ Warren is averaging 19.2 points and four rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 13.9 points and 2.9 assists. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Doug McDermott is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.
The Magic are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Indiana and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Indiana and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Indiana Pacers are playing on the end of a back to back and while they've won both games and Warren is playing out of his mind, reality is going to sit in with this club eventually. The Orlando Magic ars rested and have quietly won five straight games while having one of the top offenses in the league leading up to the last fw weeks of the stoppage. The Magic are playing some decent basketball right now and they've won three of the last five meetings against the Pacers.
I'll take the free bucket with the Magic.