Orlando Magic vs Indian Pacers Prediction and NBA Odds
The Orlando Magic is all set to take on Indiana Pacers in an interesting regular season clash. The match will take place in the Amway Center on Wednesday.
The similarity in their campaign is uncanny so far. Both the hosts and the visitors need something miraculous to secure a victory with both the bottom tier sides struggling to find any momentum so far.
The only thing that the hosts have a slight edge is that they managed to trump their opponents in their recent clash. The rivalry and the predictions are necks to neck paving way for what is considered a nail-biting contest.
Orlando Magic vs Indian Pacers Prediction
|Orlando Magic||Indiana Pacers||Predicted Winner|
|FiveThirtyEight||Win Probability: 50%||Win Probability: 50%||Equally Strong|
|Smarkets||Odds: 1.71||Odds: 1.95||Orlando Magic|
Orlando Magic vs Indian Pacers Prediction: Recent form
The Orlando Magic have received enough brickbats for their below-par and dismal performances so far in this edition. They are currently sitting in the 15th spot with 15 victories and 47 losses with no hope left in the side for any redemption.
They have a 7-21 record at home but an even worse record of 8-26 record on the road. In their last 5 outings, they have earned two important victories that have lifted their morale against the Pacers and Rockets whereas they were taken down comprehensively against the likes of the Suns, Nuggets, and Hawks proved to be a massive setback with respect to their chances for the playoffs.
On the other hand, the Indiana Pacers are desperate for some redemption with a lost opportunity this time since the side has struggled to find any feet so far. Their inconsistency has been a chink in the armory that has further hindered their progress.
Despite achieving triumphs against Clippers, Wizards, and Celtics, they have suffered losses against Magic, Thunder, Bucks, and Cavaliers. They are currently sitting in the 13th spot with a huge gap to the New York Knicks. The only thing that might save them here is an impressive home record in complete contrast to their poor away record.
Orlando Magic vs Indian Pacers Prediction: Head-to-head
Regular season (118 games): Magic – 51 wins, Pacers – 67 wins.
Playoffs played: Magic – 5 wins, Pacers – 10 wins.
Previous meeting: Magic won 119-103 on 28th February 2022 in a regular season fixture.
Orlando Magic vs Indian Pacers Prediction: Players to watch
Wendell Carter Jr. was the only one who looked like staging a fight in the last game against Pacers as he clocked 21 points and 12 rebounds in addition to a field goal percentage of 51.4%.
Franz Wagner has a field goal percentage of 46.5 and a free throw percentage of 84.7 in addition to 15 points and 3 assists in his last appearance.
Jalen Suggs has accumulated decent numbers with 4.3 assists and 12.4 points per game, but the onus is on the shooting guard to turn the tide in their favor.
Mohamed Bamba was a surprise in the store with 15 points and 10 rebounds against Pacers. He also has an efficiency rating of 22.31.
Tyrese Haliburton who has played as the guard has loads of experience in the NBA with an average of 14.8 points and 7.8 assists in this season. In his last game, he contributed with 23 points along with 7 assists.
Duane Washington Jr. who is the forward has a field goal percentage of 37.1 while the shooting guard Buddy Hield who is rated highly has come up with 15.1 points per game and is an asset to the side.
Jalen Smith has a free throw percentage of 77.4% and a field goal percentage of 48.7% along with 0.3 steals on an average. He accumulated 11 points in just 26 minutes as an important forward.
Orlando Magic vs Indian Pacers Prediction: Predicted Winner
It is a no-brainer that this particular clash is going down to the wire with both teams sharing similar skillsets as well as strengths. Looking at this rivalry, Orlando Magic has a 50% chance despite possessing home advantage while the Indiana-based club is right up there with a 50% chance, according to FiveThirtyEight.
On the other hand, the outright predictions from Oddschecker and Bet365 indicate that both sides are striving hard to avoid the wooden spoon in the Eastern Conference and have little to no chance of making it to the playoffs. The Pacers, as well as Magic, have unlikely odds of 1001/1 and 4001/1 respectively.