The Orlando Magic and Indiana Pacers will meet up on Tuesday in Orlando to continue their restart of the season. This is the third game for each team in Orlando, and there will be just five regular-season games remaining after this one.
Both teams have gone 2-0 so far in Orlando, and both teams should be in the playoff field at the end of the regular season. The Pacers are playing for a better seed, while the Magic are working to secure a final playoff spot in the East.
Indiana upset the Philadelphia 76ers by a score of 127-121 in their first game in Orlando, and then beat the Washington Wizards by a score of 111-100 in their second game.
The Orlando Magic beat the Brooklyn Nets by a score of 128-118 in their first game in the bubble, and then beat the Sacramento Kings, 132-116, in their second game.
FanDuel Sportsbook has the Indiana Pacers as 2-point favorites in this game.
Warren Carrying Pacers on Offense
T.J. Warren has been on an absolute tear in Orlando, and his hot-shooting has carried the team to a 2-0 restart. Warren poured in a career-high 53 points against the 76ers and then dropped another 34 more in the most recent win.
The Pacers scored less than 110 points per game during the regular season, but they have been a much better offensive team in Orlando. All-Star Victor Oladipo is back in the lineup, and his presence gives the Pacers some title hopes.
Indiana is one of the best defensive teams in the league this season, and they showed off their defense against the Wizards. The Pacers are allowing just 107.6 points per game this season, and they will make things tough on the Magic.
Magic Scoring Like Crazy in Orlando
The Orlando Magic were an even worse offensive team than the Indiana Pacers during the regular season, but they have had no trouble scoring points in the restart. The Magic are averaging 130 points per game through their first two games, and they have been making shots.
Nikola Vucevic is the best offensive player for the Magic, and he is averaging close to 20 points per game this season. Forward Aaron Gordon poured in 22 points in the Magic win over the Kings, and this team looks determined to make the playoffs.
Orlando allowed just 107.6 points per game before the season was shut down, and they will use their defense to try to shut down T.J. Warren and the Pacers. The Magic will be without center Jonathan Isaac after he suffered a torn ACL in the game on Sunday.
Pacers Pick Up Third Straight Win
Both the Magic and Pacers have won their first two games in the bubble, which sets up a great matchup on Tuesday. Each team has found plenty of offense so far in Orlando, and this could be a high-scoring affair.
The loss of Jonathan Isaac leaves a huge hole in the Magic lineup, and that will be tough to deal with against a big Pacers team. Orlando still has enough talent to win, but other players will have to step up.
T.J. Warren has arguably been the best player in the restart, and he should have another big game in this one. Look for the Pacers to turn up their defense in this one and find a way to come up with a win.
Bet the Indiana Pacers -2.0 over the Orlando Magic in this Eastern Conference showdown on Tuesday in Orlando.