Orlando Magic vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 11/21/2022 Preview and Picks

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Game: Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers

Date: Monday 21 November 2022

Location: Gainbridge Frame House in Indianapolis, IN

TV: Bally Sports Indiana

Odds/point distribution: Orlando (+7)

The Indiana Pacers host the Orlando Magic at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Monday. Indiana is the 7-point favorite of the Vegas oddsmakers. The total is 226.5.

The Magic took on the Pacers and lost in their last game by a final of 114-113. In terms of fouls, the Magic finished with 17 while the Pacers recorded 18 fouls. They also converted 18 of their 46 long-range shots. Indiana walked away from that, shooting 73.7% from the charity streak by knocking down 14 of 19 attempts. In addition, Indiana grabbed 42 rebounds (12 offensive, 30 defensive) and got 6 blocked shots. Indiana recorded 27 cents and had 5 steals in this matchup. In terms of defense, Orlando allowed his opponent to shoot 45.6% from the ground on 41 of 90 shots. They also recorded 16 cents for the matchup, forcing the other team to make 15 turnovers and earn 8 steals. In terms of rebound hauls, they earned 41 total, with 11 of them on offense. At the Charity Stripe, the Magic hit 19 of their 26 shots at a rate of 73.1%. Orlando left the game with a 42.9% field goal percentage (39 of 91) and converted 16 of his 42 3-pointers.

Franz Wagner is a player who was a key factor in this competition. He left the arena with 29 points on 9 of 17 shots. He was on the hardwood for 31 minutes and also racked up 5 rebounds. In the end, Wagner shot 52.9% of the field and distributed 3 groschen.

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Orlando will go into this matchup with a 5-12 record so far this season. They average 109.9 points per competition (23rd in the league) while capturing 47.3% of the field. The Magic hit 34.5% from 3-pointers (181 of 525) and 79.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, Orlando snatches 45.6 rebounds per game and has 361 cents total for the season, ranking 25th in basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession through turnover 16.5 times per game and as a unit they commit 21.6 fouls per fight.

On defense, the Magic have forced 12.8 turnovers per fight while pulling 20.6 personal fouls. They rank 21st in the league for providing assists to the opposition, with 423 given up on the season. The Magic defensively allows an opponent FG percentage of 46.1% (703 out of 1,526) and concedes 40.0 boards per game as a squad. They give up 34.5% from 3-point land and they are 14th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (112.9).

The last time they took the field, the Pacers won by a final score of 114-113 when they faced the Magic. The Pacers were able to bring down 30 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 42 in the game. They gave up possession 15 times while making 5 steals in the game. The Magic were called for 17 fouls in the contest, which took the Pacers to the free-throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to knock down 14 of them for a percentage of 73.7%. In terms of 3-pointers, Indiana made 18 of their 46 attempts (39.1%). At the end of that game, the Pacers went off the floor with 41 points from 90, giving them a 45.6% percentage. The Pacers allowed the Magic to convert 39 of 91 attempts from the floor, giving them a 42.9% percentage that game. They went 38.1% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 16 of 42 and finished the game on 19 of 26 from the free throw line (73.1%). In terms of how they attacked the glass, Indiana allowed Orlando to grab 41 overall (11 on the offensive glass).

Tyrese Haliburton was important to the Pacers in this matchup. He put down 9 of 16 for the matchup for a 56.3% field goal rate and grabbed 4 rebounds. Haliburton scored 22 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and had 14 dimes in that matchup.

Indiana has a record of 9-6 for the year. The Pacers commit 22.0 fouls per fight while shooting 79.5% from the free throw line. They receive an assist 28.3 times per fight (3rd in the league) and lose possession by flipping the ball 16.3 times per fight. Indiana has averaged 1,746 points for the year (116.4 per contest) and they’re grabbing 44.2 boards per game. When it comes to execution on offense, the Pacers shoot 46.0% from the field, which ranks 22nd in the league.

The Pacers rank 19th defensively in basketball in PPG Allowed with 114.9. They’ve forced 15.0 turnovers per game and allowed teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (7th in the league). Indiana’s defenses give up 38.1% on shots from beyond the arc (196 of 515), and their opponents convert 82.7% of their free throws. They have given up 24.7 cents and 43.1 rebounds per game, ranking 13th and 11th in basketball respectively.

Who will win today’s NBA game against the spread?

Guy Bruhn’s Pick: Take Indiana (-7)

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