Preview: Indiana At Orlando

When: 6:00 PM  ET, Sunday, January 25, 2015
Where: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Matchup Edge
IND Edge in: ORL
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The Indiana Pacers look to snap their third extended losing streak of the campaign when they visit the equally-struggling Orlando Magic on Sunday. The Pacers have dropped seven straight contests -- their third string of six or more -- and will try to avoid matching their season high skid to close out a five-game road trip. Orlando center Nikola Vucevic is making a case for an All-Star Game bid, averaging 24 points and 12 rebounds the last 10 games, but the Magic are 2-10 in their last 12.

Orlando lost its fourth straight game at New York 113-106 on Friday as Vucevic matched his career high with 34 points to go along with 18 rebounds. Indiana must get a big game from Roy Hibbert inside against Vucevic, but the Pacers got a big boost with the return of point guard George Hill in the 89-87 loss at Miami on Friday. Unfortunately for Indiana, guard C.J. Miles went down with a groin injury against the Heat and is questionable.

TV: 6 p.m. ET, FSN Indiana, FSN Florida (Orlando)

ABOUT THE PACERS (15-30): Hill scored 13 points in 20 minutes while playing for the first time in 12 games after suffering a groin injury, but Indiana came up just short after cutting a 20-point second-half deficit to one Friday. David West scores 12.6 per game and leads the team in rebounding (seven per game) while Hibbert chips in with 11.1 and 6.8, respectively. Despite their struggles on the other end of the court, the Pacers are still third in the league in scoring defense (97.1) and among the league leaders in rebounds.

ABOUT THE MAGIC (15-31): Orlando’s new up-tempo offense has been productive, but the Magic have allowed 118.5 points per contest during their four-game losing streak. Vucevic leads the team in scoring (19.4) and rebounding (11.3) while Tobias Harris (17.8) and Victor Oladipo (16.4) contribute big numbers on the offensive end. Rookie Elfrid Payton has also raised his game, averaging 13.1 points while dishing out 7.7 assists over the last seven games, and is expected to play after twisting his knee in Friday’s game.

BUZZER BEATERS

1. The Pacers have won six of the last seven meetings, including a 98-83 victory at Indiana on Nov. 28.

2. Orlando rookie F Aaron Gordon is 6-of-8 from the field while playing limited minutes the last three games after returning from a foot injury that kept him out two months.

3. Indiana F Luis Scola has posted 24 points combined in the last two games after totaling 28 in his previous five.

PREDICTION: Magic 101, Pacers 95

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Indiana 15-30 L7 8-11 7-19 1-1 14-29 2-5 9-15
Orlando 15-31 L4 5-14 10-17 0-1 15-30 4-6 10-20

Last Meeting

Indiana Orlando
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
11/28/14 ORL 83 IND 98 98 53 43.6 83 32 44.3

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
IND R. Stuckey 24 60.0 6
ORL N. Vucevic 16 46.7 2
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
IND L. Allen 14 6 8
ORL N. Vucevic 7 2 5
Assists Player  
IND D. Sloan 6
ORL E. Payton 6
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
IND R. Hibbert 515 44.8 117
ORL N. Vucevic 854 53.6 98
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
IND L. Scola 319 80 239
ORL N. Vucevic 496 140 356
Assists Player  
IND D. Sloan 193
ORL E. Payton 301

Quickchart Matchup

Indiana  Off vs  Orlando Def
94.7 Points For
101.6 Points Against
42.7 FG%
46.5 FG%
45.2 Reb
44.0 Reb
Orlando Off vs  Indiana Def
95.7 Points For
97.1 Points Against
45.5 FG%
44.0 FG%
44.0 Reb
42.6 Reb

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home over/under
OPEN
-110
0
-110
201
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports
-110
2
-110
208
Sportsbook
-110
2
-110
208
5Dimes.eu
-105
2.5
-105
208.5
GTBets.eu
-110
2.5
-110
208.5
Top Bet
-110
2
-110
208.5
BetOnline.ag
-110
2
-110
208
BetDSI
-110
2
-110
208
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF
BetDNA.com
-114
2
-114
208
Superbook.ag OFF OFF
BookMaker.eu
-110
2
-110
208
Vegas Odds
Westgate
-110
3
-110
209
Mirage OFF OFF
Station
-110
2.5
OFF
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Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Indiana Overall Orlando
15-30 W/L 15-31
22-20-3 ATS 24-22-0
25-19-1 O/U 23-22-1
94.7 Pts For 95.7
97.1 Pts Against 101.6
Indiana A/H Orlando
7-19 W/L 5-14
15-9-2 ATS 7-12-0
17-8-1 O/U 11-8-0
94.9 Pts For 96.5
98.0 Pts Against 103.1