Pistons open as NBA underdog vs Magic
Detroit Pistons vs Orlando Magic Odds
A key NBA battle sees the visiting Pistons travelling to Orlando Sunday to face the Magic on Sunday.
The Pistons will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 20-23 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Magic are 21-21 ATS. Detroit is 20-22-1 against the total, while Orlando is 23-18-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Magic rated this week at No. 22 and the Pistons sitting at No. 13. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 95-93 result in favor of the Pistons today.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Orlando's No. 13-rated squad against Detroit's No. 9-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Orlando rates No. 16 in the league with 6.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 23 with 6.3 per outing.
Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.2 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.
Detroit was a 110-88 loser in its last match on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 198 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Detroit was run off the court by the Heat on Friday as Miami blasted them 110-88 at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Last time out for Orlando, they were a 97-95 loser as they battled the Raptors at home. The Magic failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 192 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Magic got 19 points from Nikola Vucevic, but it was Toronto that prevailed in a 97-95 final on Thursday at Amway Center.
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Miami are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Brooklyn are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8
A few Pistons at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing on the road against Orlando
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Orlando's last 16 games
Orlando is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Orlando's last 10 games at home
Detroit home to Milwaukee, Tuesday, January 29
Orlando at Brooklyn, Monday, January 28