|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NBAThe Indiana Pacers are looking to finish off the Orlando Magic in the first round of the playoffs tonight. The Pacers have a 3-1 advantage and are looking to get things over with tonight at the Bakers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The game, which will be broadcast on NBA TV, is the first since Saturday's game where the Pacers won by two points in overtime in spite of blowing a nineteen point lead late in the game.
The Orlando Magic has fallen since star center Dwight Howard had back surgery and was forced out for the rest of the season due to the surgery. Although the Magic won their first game, Indiana has had two double-digit victories since then. The Magic are at risk of being kicked out of the first round of the playoffs for the second straight year.
Howard's absence in NBA playoffs betting has prompted Glen Davis to be in the spotlight for much of the postseason. Davis is getting twice as many points per game in the series as he had in the regular season. He has 20 per game and had a series-high 24 on Saturday. J.J. Redick is getting 10.5 points per game as well but he is only getting a fifth of his three point shots.
The Indiana Pacers are continuing to run off of the successes that the team had during the last parts of the regular season. The Pacers are being led by Danny Granger's 18.7 points per game. Roy Hibbert has also gotten at least ten rebounds per game in the series. His 11.8 rebounds per game are three more per game than what he had during the regular season.
\The Indiana Pacers have a very strong sports betting advantage for tonight's game primarily for their home advantage and their strong performances throughout the series. The Pacers are -10.5 favorites to win the game. There is also a 179 over/under for the game with a -110 payout working for either over or under bets for this line.