Detroit Pistons Travel to Orland to Face the Magic
Detroit has had a rough season, and the regular season is coming to a close. However, they can gain as many wins as possible as they head into the end of the year. Facing the Orlando Magic is a favorable matchup for the Pistons.
They have a strong record against Orlando, and we can use this as a guide to this game. The main question is whether or not they can cover the spread.
The Orlando Magic has been eliminated from the playoffs, but they’ll fight until the end. They’ve also been able to snag a few wins lately over the Pelicans and Timberwolves. If they can bring the same intensity to Thursday’s game, they could come out on top.
One of these teams will walk away with a victory. Whether it’s the Pistons or the Magic, we’ll come up with the best pick.
Game Preview: Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic March 17th
The Pistons don’t do a lot of things rather well, especially offense. On average, the Pistons score 103.61 points per game, ranking 29th in the NBA. When they face the Magic, they’ll have more than just offense to worry about, though, but defense too.
They’ve allowed an average of 112.50 points per game. Between them and the Magic, Orlando seems better equipped to win.
The Magic have a slightly better offense and defense than the Magic. They’ve also pulled off some impressive wins in recent games. Taking down the Minnesota Timberwolves is a tough task, but they won 118-110.
Compared to the Pistons, Orlando has performed far better in recent weeks. So, between the Pistons and the Magic, which team should you take Thursday?
Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic Betting Prediction
These two teams last faced each other in late January, and the Magic came away with a big win. Orlando was also at home in that game and were 3.5-point favorites. Their offense was firing on all cylinders, and they won the game, 119-103.
We believe that this game will result in the same fashion as their previous game. The Orlando Magic will win the game and cover the spread.
Although Detroit has a strong record against Orlando, this time, the Magic will come out on top. Just based on their recent performances, you can tell how much better they are. When traveling this season, the Pistons are 7-27.
Neither of these teams is going to the playoffs, but between the two, Orlando is a better pick. This is especially true if they come in as underdogs.
We’d recommend betting on the under in this game if the total is at 220 and above. In their last game, the total was set at 216, and it went well over.
So, the smart move is anything over 220; you bet the under. If it’s set around 215, similar to their last meeting, bet the over.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.