Friday, March 24, 2017
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Friday, March 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Pistons come into this game with an overall record of 34-38. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.7 as they are averaging 101.5 points per game while giving up 102.2 per contest. The Magic have an overall record of 26-46. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.2 points per game and surrendering 106.5, good for a point differential of -6.3.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 34-38-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 33-39-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 28-42-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 33-39-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
03/22/17 F Jeff Green Back "?" Friday vs. Detroit
Reggie Jackson comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 2.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Tobias Harris averages 16.3 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Nikola Vucevic averages 14.7 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Elfrid Payton averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 101.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.75 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 11.8 per game. The Pistons allow 102.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 100.2 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.38 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 43.1 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Magic rank 22nd with 13.4 per game. The Magic allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Magic force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Pistons have an offensive rating of 106.3 and a defensive rating of 107.1. In terms of pace they average 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Detroit turns the ball over an average of 10.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Magic rating on offense is 103.4 and they have a defensive rating of 110. They get 96.3 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. Orlando turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando +2.5
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