Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 12/28/2017
Thursday, December 28, 2017
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Thursday, December 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 5 point favorites.
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The Pistons head into this matchup with a mark of 19-14. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 102.8 points per contest while giving up 101.6 per game. The Magic have an overall record of 11-24. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 104.9 points per game and surrendering 110.8, good for a point differential of -5.9.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 19-12-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 13-20-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 13-22-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 17-18-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/27/17 PG Reggie Jackson Ankle left last game, is "?" Thursday vs Orlando
12/20/17 G Avery Bradley Groin is out indefinitely
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/27/17 F Aaron Gordon Calf is "?" Thursday vs Detroit
12/24/17 C Nikola Vucevic Hand is out indefinitely
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
Tobias Harris comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Pistons. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Andre Drummond averages 14.2 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 14.9 rebounds per game for Detroit. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Evan Fournier averages 18.2 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Jonathon Simmons averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 102.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.18 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.3 per game. The Pistons allow 101.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 16th in the league with 104.9 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -5.89. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 41.3 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 23. The Magic are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Magic surrender 110.8 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 46.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season.
The Pistons are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 106.4, and their offensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 20th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 18th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Detroit is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Orlando is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Magic are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 4th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando +5
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