Indiana Pacers vs. Orlando Magic Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 10-29-2013

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The NBA regular season will open up on Tuesday night as the Orlando Magic travel to face the Indiana Pacers.

Start time from Indiana is set for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds from this opener have the home team Indiana Pacers favored by -11 ½ points with a total lined at 187 points.

The teams met three times during the 2013 season with Indiana winning and covering two of the three games. Orlando finished off the 2012-13 season with a record of 20-62 and finished in last place in the Southeast conference behind Charlotte. They struggled from three last year as the team hit on 33% from behind the arc ranking 29th and second to last in the league. Jameer Nelson remains at the point for the team with Arron Afflalo his backcourt partner. The team drafted guard Victor Olapido out of Indiana and is the only rookie on the roster.

The Pacers finished the 2012-13 season with a 49-32 regular season record and finished in first place in the Central division. After defeating Atlanta and the New York Knicks in the NBA playoffs the team faced Miami in the Eastern conference final. They took the Heat to seven games but dropped a 99-76 road decision in game seven as a +7 point underdog on June 3rd. Indiana was an outstanding defensive team a year ago finished first in both defensive and three point field goal percentage. Teams scored just under 91 points a game on Indiana ranking them first in scoring defense.