orlando magic vs Detroit pistons NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Orlando Magic vs Detroit Pistons Prediction 2/24/2024

The Orlando Magic (31-25) travel to face off against the Detroit Pistons (8-47) on Saturday, February 24th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on BSDE. 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 Cavaliers. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

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The Magic Are Coming Off A Win

Moritz Wagner scored 22 for Orlando against the Cavaliers which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 51.2%. Franz Wagner also contributed 14 points as the Magic won by a score of 116-109 vs. the Cavaliers.

Coming into today’s game, the Magic have an overall record of 31-25 and have won their last two games. When playing at home, the Magic are 18-8 compared to 13-17 on the road.

Orlando currently has an ATS record of 37-19, placing them above .500 against the spread. When playing on the road, the Magic hold an ATS record of 19-11 in contrast to a 18-8 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Pistons Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Pistons will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Pacers with a final score of 129-115. The Pistons turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 72-43.

Heading into their matchup with the Magic, the Pistons have an overall record of 8-47 and are hoping to end a four game skid. Against Eastern Conference opponents, the Pistons are 5-26 and have gone 3-21 against non-conference teams.

So far, Detroit is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 26-28. On the road, the Pistons have an ATS record of 14-14 compared to a 12-14 record vs. the spread at home.

Magic Offense Breakdown

Orlando has recorded an average of 111.8 points per game (25th) throughout 56 games games.

So far this season, the Magic have been a below-average offensive team, ranking 25th in the league in points per game at 111.8. When playing on the road, they have averaged 109.4 points per game.

Orlando has been a team that likes to get to the free-throw line, ranking 3rd in the league in free-throw attempts. They are also 5th in free throws made at 19.3 per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Magic have struggled, hitting just 35% of their attempts, which is 26th in the NBA. They are also last in the league in three-pointers made at 10.9 per game.

Pistons Offense Breakdown

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Detroit has recorded an average of 112.9 points per game (23rd) throughout 55 games games.

The Pistons’ offense has been one of the most efficient teams in the league when it comes to scoring inside the arc, as they are 6th in two-point field goals made per game. However, they have struggled to get going from beyond the arc, ranking 29th in three-point field goals made.

So far this season, Detroit is averaging 112.9 points per game, which is 23rd in the NBA. When playing at home, the Pistons’ scoring average drops to 111.9 points per game.

Overall, the Pistons have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 30.9% of their games. In terms of pace, Detroit is 7th in the league at 100.6 possessions per game.

Magic Team Defense

In the current season, the Magic defense has excelled, sitting 6th in the NBA by allowing 110.8 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Magic are causing 13.8 turnovers per game, ranking 22nd in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 14th in rejections, averaging 5.2 blocked shots each game.

Pistons Team Defense

On defense, the Pistons come into the game ranked 27th in the league in points allowed at 122.1 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 123.3 points per contest (8th). Opponents are hitting 55.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.0% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Magic And Pistons

In today’s game, we anticipate Paolo Banchero leading the scoring for the Magic, contributing 22 points while shooting 8/17 from the field. This season, he is averaging 22.8 points per game along with 6.8 boards.

On the other side, Cade Cunningham is our projected leading scorer for the Pistons. We have him ending the game with a team-high 21 and grabbing 4 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 45.1%, and he is contributing 22.1 points per game on average.

Magic vs Pistons Trends

  • In their last three road games, Orlando has averaged 107 points per game while allowing 109. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Detroit has an ATS mark of 6-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-7 while averaging 116 points per game.
  • The last three games that Detroit was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 0-3 while going 0-3 straight up.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Magic have an ATS record of 3-0 and a straight up mark of 3-0.

Magic vs Pistons Prediction

Not only do we have the Magic winning this one by a score of 126-102, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Magic at -7.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 225, and our model predicts the Magic and Pistons to score a combined 228 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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

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