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Pointspread favors Pistons in battle with Magic

Orlando MagicDetroit Pistons
12-33January 28, 2014, 07:30 | The Palace of Auburn Hills17-27

Orlando travels to Detroit on Tuesday, hoping to boost its 12-33 mark with a victory over the Pistons.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Pistons currently sport a record of 17-27, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 18-26 ATS. The Magic are 12-33 and 19-25-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pistons post a 32-12 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Magic have gone 20-25 against the number.

View Orlando Magic vs Detroit Pistons Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Pistons as -7-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 204 earlier at GTbets.eu.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pistons rated this week at No. 25 and the Magic sitting at No. 26. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 90-88 result in favor of the Pistons today.

Last time out for Orlando, they were a 100-92 loser as they battled the Pelicans on the road. The Magic failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 192 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Arron Afflalo scored 25 points for Orlando on Sunday, but the Pelicans managed a 100-92 victory over the Magic at New Orleans Arena.

Detroit was a 116-106 loser in its last match on the road against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 222 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Detroit got 26 points from Brandon Jennings en route to a 116-106 loss against Dallas on Sunday at American Airlines Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Detroit's No. 11-rated squad against Orlando's No. 22-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Detroit rates No. 28 in the league with 5.93 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 18 with 7.16 per outing.

Next up:
Orlando at Toronto, Wednesday, January 29th
Detroit at Atlanta, Wednesday, January 29th