4* NBA SMASH
Orlando vs. Indiana,
04/28/2012 19:00 EDT,
Score: 81 - 77
Point Spread: +9½/-110 Orlando
4* NBA SMASH on Magic +9.5
The Magic may be without Dwight Howard but shouldn't be catching this many points. They are still very dangerous because of their ability to knock down 3-point shots. Orlando led the league in 3-pointers made and attempted and was third in percentage (.375).
The Magic are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 playoff games as an underdog of 5.0-10.5 points. The Pacers are 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 playoff games as a favorite. The Magic are also 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in this series and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Indiana.
I think the players on this Orlando team will be looking to send a message to Howard that they are better than he gives them credit for, that they can win without him. We'll take the points.