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Detroit Pistons vs Orlando Magic Odds
The Magic will hit the floor running against the visiting Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.
Orlando battles the Pistons, currently with a 2-9 mark (6-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 3-6-1 for the Magic and 5-6 for the Pistons. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The visitors opened this morning as 2.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 186 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Magic rated this week at No. 26 and the Pistons sitting at No. 29. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 89-88 result in favor of the Pistons today.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pistons rank No. 28 in the league with 38.8 per game. That compares with Orlando’s No. 8 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Orlando is the NBA’s No. 28-ranked team at 4.8 per game, while the Pistons rate No. 25 with 5.1 per contest.
Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, giving up 98.7 points per game. Orlando, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.
Detroit was a 103-83 winner in its last match at home against the Celtics. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 186 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Pistons blew out Boston on Sunday, running up the score in a 103-83 win at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Orlando was an 81-72 loser in its last match on the road against the Hawks. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 153 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Magic endured an 81-72 loss at the hands of the Hawks on Monday, despite a 11-point effort from Glen Davis at Philips Arena.
Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 2-8
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a win are 3-7
Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8
A few Pistons at Magic trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Orlando
Detroit is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Orlando is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando's last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando's last 7 games
Detroit home to Toronto, Friday, November 23
Orlando home to Cleveland, Friday, November 23