Detroit Pistons vs Orlando Magic Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 17 (3/17): NBA
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- Mar 17, 2022, 8:00:21 AM
Credit: photo by Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||7:00 p.m. EST|
|Pistons money line||+140|
|Pistons spread||+3.5 (-110)|
|Magic money line||-165|
|Magic spread||-3.5 (-110)|
|Over / under||219.5|
2021-2022 season stats
|Detroit Pistons||Orlando Magic|
|Road / home record||7-28||8-25|
|Points per game||103.49||104.24|
|Points allowed per game||112.32||112.20|
|Rebounds per game||43.03||43.97|
|Rebounds allowed per game||46.30||46.91|
|Over / under record||33-34-2||35-34-1|
The Detroit Pistons travel to Orlando to play against the Magic in what will be the only NBA game of the day on Thursday. This will be the fourth and final game between these two teams, the Pistons have the lead 2-1.
The Pistons have lostn their last 4 games and are 7-28 on the road this season with a 18-51 record overall ranking 14th in the Eastern Conference. Detroit lost to the Heat 105-98 last Tuesday.
Saddiq Bey is shooting 34.5% from beyond the arc with 2.5 made 3-pointers per game for the Pistons, while averaging 15.9 points and 5.8 rebounds. Cade Cunningham is shooting 44.4% and averaging 22.3 points over the past 10 games for Detroit.
In their last 10 games the Pistons are 4-6, averaging 108.7 points, 43.6 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 5.8 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.6 points.
INJURIES: C. Cunningham and McGruder are questionable. Jerami Grant is out.
The Magic have lost their last 2 games and are only 8-25 at home this season. They have a 18-52 overall record ranking 5th in the Southeast. The Magic are 10-34 in Eastern Conference games. Orlando gives up 112.2 points to opponents and has been outscored by 8.0 points per game.
Cole Anthony is averaging 17.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.7 assists for the Magic. Wendell Carter Jr. is averaging 19.0 points over the last 10 games for Orlando.
Orlando are 5-5 in their last 10 games, averaging 109.8 points, 47.4 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 6.4 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 43.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.7 points per game.
Detroit are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games.
Orlando are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 7 games.
The only NBA game we have for thursday is a battle between the 2 worst teams in the league. Pistons and Magic actually have similar records and stats so you can just flip a coin to decide on who's winning this game. I'm not gonna take any side here, I'm looking at the total on this game. The average score in the last 10 head to head is 107-104 and the under has been cashing for both teams. Pistons averages 102.4 pts on the road and Magic 104.15 at home. Take the under.
PICK: Under 219.5 (-110)
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