Magic take on Pistons in hoops contest
Orlando Magic vs Detroit Pistons Odds
The Pistons will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Magic tip off at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday in NBA play.
The Magic will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 4-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Pistons are 5-4 ATS. Orlando is 2-4-1 against the total, while Detroit is 4-5 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pistons at No. 30 and the Magic at No. 15 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 87-86 result in favor of the Magic.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 23-ranked offense (91.6 PPG) against a Magic defense that ranks No. 13 at 94.3 PPG. The Pistons have averaged 42.5% from the field per game, less than the Magic have managed so far this season (43.4% on average).
Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, giving up 90.3 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Orlando, they were a 99-89 loser as they battled the Knicks at home. The Magic failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 188 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. J.J. Redick scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Magic to victory (they lost 99-89 to New York at Amway Center on Tuesday).
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 94-76 winner as they battled the 76ers on the road. The Pistons covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 170 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Detroit earned a 94-76 victory over Philadelphia on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Greg Monroe at Wells Fargo Center.
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing New York are 8-2
After a loss are 2-8
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
A few Magic at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Orlando's last 8 games on the road
Orlando is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Detroit
Orlando is 3-9-1 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games at home
Detroit is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Orlando
Orlando at Toronto, Sunday, November 18
Detroit home to Boston, Sunday, November 18