Wednesday, March 23, 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 Wednesday, March 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.5.
The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 29-41 and a road record of 11-24. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.3 as they are averaging 100.8 points per game while giving up 103.1 per contest. Orlando is 3-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 16-25. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Pistons have an overall record of 37-34 and a home record of 22-12. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.1 points per game and surrendering 101.5, good for a point differential of 0.7. Detroit has a division record of 8-6 and a conference record of 23-20. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Evan Fournier comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Victor Oladipo averages 16.1 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Reggie Jackson averages 18.8 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Andre Drummond averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 14.9 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 36%.
Orlando averages 100.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 51.4 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.4 per game. The Magic allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Detroit averages 102.1 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 56.4 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 10th with 13.6 per game. The Pistons allow 101.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.3 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Pistons force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Magic average 99 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 99.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -7.3 per contest. The Magic have an offensive rating of 103.8 and a defensive rating of 106.2. In terms of pace they average 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Orlando turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pistons score 105.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 107.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 6.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.7 points per game. The Pistons rating on offense is 106.1 and they have a defensive rating of 105.4. They get 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 39-30-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 34-36-0 against the over/under
Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 35-33-3 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 37-34-0 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
03/14/16 C Nikola Vucevic Groin out indefinitely
Detroit Pistons Injuries
03/21/16 G Jodie Meeks Shoulder out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Orlando
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