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NBA odds preview - Magic vs. Pistons

Orlando MagicDetroit Pistons
Jan 22, 7:30 PM | The Palace of Auburn Hills

Orlando Magic vs Detroit Pistons Odds

14-26TEAM RECORD15-25

The Pistons hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Tuesday as the Magic pay a visit to The Palace of Auburn Hills in NBA betting action.

Detroit battles the Magic, currently with a 14-26 mark (21-19 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 18-21-1 for the Pistons and 22-17-1 for the Magic. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened this morning as 4.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 195 at BetOnline and other shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pistons rated this week at No. 13 and the Magic sitting at No. 22. 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:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 95 PPG, against a Magic defense that ranks No. 19 at 98.8 PPG. The Pistons field goal percentage has averaged 44.5% so far, less than the Magic shooters have achieved on the year, 45.7% per game.

Defensively, the Magic feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, giving up 98.3 points per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.

Orlando lost its last outing, a 111-105 result against the Mavericks on January 20. The Magic failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 216 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Magic endured a 111-105 loss at the hands of the Mavericks on Sunday, despite a 24-point effort from Glen Davis at Amway Center.

In their last action, Detroit was a 103-88 winner at home against the Celtics. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (191) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Pistons grabbed a 103-88 win over the Celtics on Sunday, behind a 16-point effort from Andre Drummond at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Orlando Magic Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Dallas are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 4-6
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

A few Magic at Pistons trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Orlando's last 14 games
Orlando is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Orlando's last 7 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Orlando
Detroit is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games

Next up:
Orlando home to Toronto, Thursday, January 24
Detroit at Chicago, Wednesday, January 23