Basketball Betting Orlando Magic at Indiana

November 30, 2010 NBA Basketball

Basketball betting favors Orlando on Tuesday as they face the Indiana Pacers.

It is the last game of a three-game road trip for the Magic. The Magic have pretty much owned this NBA betting series against the Pacers and will be a popular choice on Tuesday.

Basketball betting saw Orlando win three of the four games against Indiana last season.  The Magic have won six of the last seven meetings between the two teams.  Orlando has won seven of the last nine matchups at home and the have split the last four meetings at Indiana.  Earlier this season at Orlando, the Magic won 106-98 as Dwight Howard had 21 points, a season-high 23 rebounds and four blocked shots. Vince Carter led all scorers with 28 points as NBA betting stats showed.  The only win that Indiana has had in the last seven games against Orlando came last year as Danny Granger scored 33 points in a 107-102 Indiana basketball betting win.

The Magic were money on the road earlier this season in basketball betting but they have slipped recently. They are now just 9-8 on the road this season versus the NBA betting odds.  Orlando even lost at Chicago on Saturday in basketball betting and losing against the Bulls is hard to do.  Orlando is still 10th in the league on offense and 7th on defense so they are definitely going to be the choice in this basketball betting matchup against Indiana.  The Magic have Howard, Carter and a team that can outscore the Pacers. The Magic also have the far superior defense and Indiana simply doesn’t have many offensive weapons that are healthy.

The Pacers are 6-10 at home this season versus the NBA betting odds but at least they are coming off a basketball betting win over Minnesota at home in their last outing.  Indiana simply has not been a good team this year in basketball betting, especially after they lost leading scorer Danny Granger.  The Pacers have a number of other injuries as well, so they are not going to be a popular team in basketball betting in this game or at least for another week. Granger might return sometime this month and then the Pacers would be worth a look in basketball betting.  Indiana is 20th in the league in scoring and 23rd on defense as basketball betting numbers have it.

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