How To Bet On The Orlando vs Indiana NBA Spread

Posted by Aaron . on March 30, 2016 in

On Thursday, the Orlando Magic visit the Indiana Pacers in NBA action. The Magic (31-43) are in fifth place in the Southeast Division but just tattooed the visiting Brooklyn Nets, 139-105, on Tuesday night. The Pacers (39-35) are in third place in the Central Division and just lost at home to the Chicago bulls, 98-96, on Tuesday night. Find out the latest pro hoops betting odds here.

How To Bet On The Orlando Magic vs Indiana Pacers NBA Spread

When: Thursday, March 31, 2016, 7:00pm ET
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
TV: FSFL, FSIN
Radio: WFNI ESPN 1070 The Fan
Live Stream: NBA-Stream.com
NBA Odds: TBA

Why should you bet on the Magic?

The Magic have finally shed their moribund offense and have routed their opponents in the last two games, whipping the Bulls on Saturday and then dismantling Brooklyn on Tuesday night. This was the first time the Magic had won consecutive games since they swept a home-and-home with Atlanta in February. Aaron Gordon led the starters with 20 points, but the big performance came from Andrew Nicholson, who went 9 for 9 off the bench (3 for 3 from downtown) to lead all scorers, posting 24 points. The team also picked up a combined 40 assists, showing terrific ball distribution. This is a team that heads into Indianapolis on a role.

Why should you put your money on Indiana?

This could be an example of the Angry Revenge Theory in action. The Pacers had five chances in the last two minutes to take a commanding lead, but they missed all five of those shots. The Bulls pulled down an offensive rebound with 20 seconds left and fed Jimmy Butler for the game-winning jump shot from the right wing. The Pacers had a sixth chance when CJ Miles had an open look at a three, but he missed it, and the Pacers fell despite 20 points and 9 boards from Paul George and 18 points and 7 boards from Ian Mahinmi. I look for the Pacers to manage their execution much more efficiently than they did against Chicago.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like the Pacers to quench the Magic’s momentum and win, 104-97.