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    Indiana Pacers versus Orlando Magic Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-19-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 18-49 Orlando Magic will travel to play the 41-26 Indiana Pacers in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip off time from Indiana is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The odds from this NBA pro basketball game will be out on Tuesday afternoon as David West for Indiana is listed as questionable with a back sprain.

    The teams have met twice this season with each team winning and covering the spread one time with both games played at Orlando.

    The Magic has a road record of 8-24 straight up on the season. They lose their third straight and eighth in ten games following a 115-109 road defeat on Sunday to the Milwaukee Bucks as a +9 point underdog. The game finished over 208 ½ points. Orlando blows an 11 point lead after three quarters by getting outscored 45-28 in the fourth quarter by the Bucks. The Magic wasted a 50.5% shooting performance on the road along with 5 of 21 from three point distance. They give up 44.4% shooting to Milwaukee along with 12 of 27 from three point land. Orlando allowed 11 more free throw attempts to Milwaukee. Arron Afflalo led the Magic with 24 points and four assists on 11 of 20 from the floor. The Magic has been terrible on defense in recent games. They have given up 106 points or greater in eight of their past ten games. They rank 24th in the NBA in field goal defense by allowing 46.5% shooting to their opponents.

    The Pacers are 26-8 on their home court. They break a two game losing streak with a 111-90 road win on Monday to the Cleveland Cavaliers as a -7 point betting favorite. The game ended over 187 ½ points. Indiana went up 60-45 at the half in victory. They shot 44.3% from the floor along with 8 of 22 from the three point line. The Pacers pulled down 12 more rebounds than the Cavaliers. The team held Cleveland to just 38% shooting. Gerald Green came off the bench for Indiana with 20 points and six rebounds on 7 of 13 from the field. The Pacers defend very well this season by ranking in the top two in the league in all three key categories which are points allowed per game, field goal and three point shooting defense.