Tuesday, May 24 2022

Through 2 Quarters

The Indiana Pacers were expected to win this one, and so far that’s exactly how it’s playing out. They are way out in front at halftime with a 67-53 lead over the Orlando Magic.

Indiana has been relying on small forward Terry Taylor, who has 13 points along with six rebounds, and small forward Torrey Craig, who has 15 points and two assists in addition to three boards. Orlando has been relying on the performance of shooting guard Gary Harris, who has 12 points and two assists along with two boards.

Who’s Playing

Orlando @ Indiana

Current Records: Orlando 11-41; Indiana 19-33

What to Know

The Orlando Magic are 4-17 against the Indiana Pacers since November of 2015, but they’ll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Wednesday. The Magic might have tired legs after a game yesterday as they head on the road against Indiana at 7 p.m. ET Feb. 2 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Orlando might not be the betting favorite, but it’s doubtful the players in their locker room care too much about that.

Orlando received a tough blow on Tuesday as they fell 126-115 to the Chicago Bulls. Orlando’s loss shouldn’t obscure the performances of power forward Wendell Carter Jr., who had 24 points and six assists along with eight rebounds, and point guard Cole Anthony, who had 20 points and nine assists in addition to six boards.

Meanwhile, even if it wasn’t a dominant performance, Indiana beat the Los Angeles Clippers 122-116 on Monday. Indiana’s power forward Isaiah Jackson was one of the most active players for the team, posting a double-double on 26 points and ten boards.

The Magic are now 11-41 while the Pacers sit at 19-33. A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Orlando has only been able to knock down 43.30% percent of their shots, which is the third lowest field goal percentage in the league. Indiana has experienced some struggles of their own as they have allowed their opponents to shoot 46.90% from the floor on average, which is the fifth highest shooting percentage allowed in the league. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Gainbridge Fieldhouse — Indianapolis, Indiana
  • TV: Bally Sports Florida
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $10.00

Odds

The Pacers are a 3.5-point favorite against the Magic, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Pacers as a 4.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Indiana have won 17 out of their last 21 games against Orlando.

  • Apr 25, 2021 – Indiana 131 vs. Orlando 112
  • Apr 09, 2021 – Indiana 111 vs. Orlando 106
  • Jan 22, 2021 – Indiana 120 vs. Orlando 118
  • Aug 04, 2020 – Indiana 120 vs. Orlando 109
  • Nov 23, 2019 – Indiana 111 vs. Orlando 106
  • Nov 10, 2019 – Indiana 109 vs. Orlando 102
  • Mar 30, 2019 – Orlando 121 vs. Indiana 116
  • Mar 02, 2019 – Orlando 117 vs. Indiana 112
  • Jan 31, 2019 – Orlando 107 vs. Indiana 100
  • Dec 07, 2018 – Indiana 112 vs. Orlando 90
  • Jan 27, 2018 – Indiana 114 vs. Orlando 112
  • Nov 27, 2017 – Indiana 121 vs. Orlando 109
  • Nov 20, 2017 – Indiana 105 vs. Orlando 97
  • Apr 08, 2017 – Indiana 127 vs. Orlando 112
  • Feb 01, 2017 – Indiana 98 vs. Orlando 88
  • Jan 01, 2017 – Indiana 117 vs. Orlando 104
  • Nov 14, 2016 – Indiana 88 vs. Orlando 69
  • Mar 31, 2016 – Orlando 114 vs. Indiana 94
  • Feb 21, 2016 – Indiana 105 vs. Orlando 102
  • Jan 06, 2016 – Indiana 95 vs. Orlando 86
  • Nov 09, 2015 – Indiana 97 vs. Orlando 84

Injury Report for Indiana

  • Goga Bitadze: Out (Foot)
  • Oshae Brissett: Out (Ankle)
  • Domantas Sabonis: Out (Covid-19)
  • Malcolm Brogdon: Out (Achilles)
  • T.J. Warren: Out (Foot)
  • Myles Turner: Out (Foot)
  • T.J. McConnell: Out (Wrist)

Injury Report for Orlando

  • R.J. Hampton: Out (Knee)
  • Markelle Fultz: Out (Knee)
  • E’Twaun Moore: Out (Knee)
  • Michael Carter-Williams: Out (Ankle)
  • Jonathan Isaac: Out (Knee)

Source: CBSSports.com

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