Friday, October 28, 2016
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Orlando Magic travel to The Palace of Auburn Hills to play the Detroit Pistons on Friday, October 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
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The Magic had an overall record of 35-47 and a road record of 12-29 last season. They were 5th in the Southeast Division. They had a point differential of -1.6 as they averaged 102.1 points per game while giving up 103.7 per contest. Orlando was 4-12 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 21-31. They were 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Pistons had an overall record of 44-38 and a home record of 26-15 last year. They were 3rd in the Central Division. They averaged 102 points per game and surrendered 101.4, good for a point differential of 0.6. Detroit had a division record of 10-6 and a conference record of 29-23. In their last 10 games they were 6-4.
Nikola Vucevic averaged 18.2 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night last season for the Magic. He pulled down 8.9 rebounds per game and dished out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 51% while his free throw percentage finished at 75%. Serge Ibaka averaged 12.6 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 0.8 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage was 48% for the year while his free throw percentage was 75%.
Andre Drummond averaged 16.2 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest last year for the Pistons. He grabbed 14.8 rebounds per game and had 0.8 assists per contest for the year. His field goal percentage was 52% and his free throw percentage finished at 36%. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope averaged 14.5 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 36.7 minutes per contest. He also averaged 3.7 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 42% and his free throw percentage was 81%.
Orlando averaged 102.1 points per contest last season which ranked them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -1.6 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a team which had them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 15th in the league. They averaged 50.9 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game which ranked them 20th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 15th with 14.1 per game. The Magic allowed 103.7 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 18th in the league. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 52.5 rebounds a game which ranked 17th and they gave up 23.2 assists per contest which put them in 23rd place in the league. They forced 15.1 turnovers per game which ranked them 11th in the league.
Detroit averaged 101.6 points per game last year which ranked them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin was 0.2 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a team which had them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 19th in the NBA. They averaged 56 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per contest which ranked them 2nd and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons ranked 8th with 13.4 per game. The Pistons allowed 101.5 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 12th in the league. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 50.4 rebounds a game which ranked 8th and they gave up 21.6 assists per contest which put them in 11th place in the league. The Pistons forced 13.2 turnovers per game which ranked them 24th in the NBA.
The Magic averaged 99.7 points per game on the road last season and they scored 102 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of -5.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference was -9 per contest. The Magic had an offensive rating of 105.1 and a defensive rating of 106.8 last season. In terms of pace they averaged 96 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 50%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Orlando turned the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they forced 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 51%.
The Pistons scored 104.6 ppg at home and they averaged 93 points per contest in their last 3 games. They had an average scoring differential of -9.7 in their past 3 contests and at home last season they had a difference of 4.5 points per game. The Pistons rating on offense was 106.1 and they had a defensive rating of 105.5. They got 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempted 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Detroit turned the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 50%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic were 45-36-1 against the spread last year
The Orlando Magic were 42-40-0 against the over/under last year
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons were 42-37-3 against the spread last year
The Detroit Pistons were 42-39-1 against the over/under last year
Orlando Magic Injuries
10/27/16 C Bismack Biyombo Suspension Served probable Friday vs. Detroit
10/22/16 G Jodie Meeks Foot out indefinitely
Detroit Pistons Injuries
10/27/16 C Andre Drummond Head probable Friday vs. Orlando
10/27/16 F Reggie Bullock Back "?" Friday vs. Orlando
10/22/16 PG Reggie Jackson Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando
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