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Pistons take on Magic in hoops contest

Detroit PistonsOrlando Magic
19-28February 05, 2014, 07:00 | Amway Center13-37

The Magic hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Wednesday as the Pistons pay a visit to Amway Center in NBA betting action.

The Magic sport a record of 13-37 and 20-29-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Pistons sit at 19-28 and 21-26 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 21-29 for the Magic and 32-15 for the Pistons. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Detroit Pistons vs Orlando Magic Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Magic sat as 2.5-point underdogs. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 201.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 25-rated Pistons taking on the No. 29-rated Magic in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 90-87 win for the Pistons on Wednesday.

In their last action, Detroit was a 102-96 loser on the road against the Heat. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (198) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Detroit got 26 points from Brandon Jennings en route to a 102-96 loss against Miami on Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Orlando was a 98-79 loser in its last match on the road against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 177 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Orlando suffered a 98-79 loss against Indiana on Monday, getting 20 points from Arron Afflalo in a losing effort at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pistons rank No. 7 in the league with 45.15 per game. That compares with Orlando’s No. 22 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Orlando is the NBA’s No. 20-ranked team at 7.1 per game, while the Pistons rate No. 26 with 5.96 per contest.

Next up:
Detroit home to Brooklyn, Friday, February 7th
Orlando home to Oklahoma City, Friday, February 7th