Orlando Magic at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 12/17/2017
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Orlando Magic travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, December 17, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 11 point favorites.
The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 11-19. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.2 as they are averaging 105.9 points per game while giving up 110.1 per contest. The Pistons have an overall mark of 16-13. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 102.6 points per contest and giving up 101.7, which is a point differential of 0.9.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 12-18-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 15-15-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 18-9-2 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 10-19-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
12/16/17 F Aaron Gordon Calf left last game, is doubtful Sunday vs Detroit
12/16/17 G Arron Afflalo Back is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
12/16/17 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
12/14/17 G Evan Fournier Ankle is out indefinitely
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/16/17 G Avery Bradley Shoulder is "?" Sunday vs Orlando
11/25/17 F Jon Leuer Ankle is out indefinitely
Nikola Vucevic averages 17.5 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 9.5 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Aaron Gordon comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%.
Tobias Harris averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 90%. Andre Drummond averages 14 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 15.2 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 110.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they give up 24.8 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league. Orlando averages 105.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.17 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 15.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons surrender 101.7 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest, and 15th with 43 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game this season. Detroit is 23rd in the league with 102.6 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.86. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 42.6 boards per game and 20th in assists per contest with 21.9. The Pistons are 20th in turnovers per game with 14.5.
The Magic are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 109.8, and their offensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 7th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 11th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA. Orlando is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Detroit is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Pistons are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 95.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 17th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando +11
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