Detroit Pistons vs Orlando Magic NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Detroit Pistons vs Orlando Magic Prediction 3/3/2024

The Detroit Pistons (9-50) travel to face off against the Orlando Magic (34-26) on Sunday, March 3rd. This game will be played at Kia Center in Orlando and televised on BSF. The Magic are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pistons are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Jazz. Tip-off is set for 6:00 ET.

Pistons vs Magic

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The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Pistons conveyed a message to the Cavaliers with a score of 110-100. Turning the tide, the Pistons picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 63-48.

When looking at their overall record of 9-50, the Pistons are 1-2 in their last three games. At home, the Pistons have gone 4-25 while going 5-25 on the road.

For the season, Detroit maintains an ATS record of .500, currently standing at 29-29 ATS. On the road, the Pistons have an ATS record of 16-14 compared to a 13-15 record vs. the spread at home.

The Magic Are Coming Off A Win

In the game against the Jazz, Paolo Banchero was the top scorer for Orlando, recording 29 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 54.5%. Jalen Suggs also contributed 15 points as the Magic won by a score of 115-107 vs. the Jazz.

When playing Eastern Conference teams, the Magic are 23-15 and are 11-11 in non-conference games. Overall, the Magic are 34-26 and are 7-3 in their last ten games.

Against the spread, Orlando have an above .500 record vs. the spread sitting at 39-21 ATS. Orlando has covered the spread in three consecutive home games, while maintaining an ATS record of 20-8 at home as opposed to 19-13 on the road.

Pistons Offense Breakdown

The Pistons come into today’s game as the 22nd ranked scoring offense at 112.5 points per game.

On the season, the Pistons are 22nd in scoring at 112.5 points per game. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 113.5 points compared to 111.3 at home.

In terms of pace, the Pistons are 9th in the league at 100.2 possessions per game. They are also 17th in field goal percentage at 47%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Detroit is 29th in made threes at 11.3 per game. Overall, they are 18th in three-point percentage at 36%.

Magic Offense Breakdown

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The Magic come into today’s game as the 26th ranked scoring offense at 111.5 points per game.

At home this season, the Magic are averaging 114.4 points per game, which is 19th in the NBA. Overall, they are 26th in scoring at 111.5 points per game.

So far, the Magic have outscored the NBA scoring average in 33.3% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 24th in the league at 97.4 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Magic are 15th in field goal percentage at 47%. From two-point range, they are 17th in the league at 54%. However, they are last in the NBA in three-point shooting at just 35%.

Pistons Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Pistons will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 121.1 points per game (27th). Most recently, the Pistons’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 110 points to the Cavaliers.

Magic Team Defense

Not only do the Magic’s overall defensive numbers look good, as they are 5th in the league in points allowed. Orlando has also been playing well on defense of late, ranking 4th in the league over their last three games at 99 PPG allowed. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Magic are forcing 13.9 per game, which is 22nd in the league. They also come into the game sitting 12th in blocked shots at 5.3 per game.

Key Players For The Pistons And Magic

In today’s game, our projections have Cade Cunningham leading the Pistons with 22 points on 8/18 shooting from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 22.4 points per game, along with 4.2 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Paolo Banchero to be the top scorer for the Magic. Our projection has him finishing the game with 22, and he is expected to secure 7 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 45.9% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 22.8 points per game.

Pistons vs Magic Trends

  • Detroit has a 1-2 record in their last three road games. In this stretch, they averaged 110 points per game while allowing 112. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • Through their last ten home games, Orlando has an ATS record of just 6-4. However, their overall record was 5-5 while averaging 108 points per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Pistons have an ATS mark of just 6-4 in their last ten games. Detroit posted a straight up mark of 3-7 in these matchups.
  • The last ten games that Orlando was favored, they have an ATS mark of 7-3 while going 8-2 straight up.

Pistons vs Magic Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Magic to win, and have the projected score sitting at 136-112. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Magic at -10.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 218.5, and our model predicts the Pistons and Magic to score a combined 248 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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