Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 11/7/2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
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The Detroit Pistons head to Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 2 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 4-5. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -2.9 as they average 110.1 points per game while giving up 113.0 per contest. The Magic have an overall mark of 4-6. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 101.8 points per contest and give up 110.5, which is a point differential of -8.7.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 3-6-0 against the spread this season
The Detroit Pistons are 5-4-0 against the over/under this year
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 4-6-0 against the spread this season
The Orlando Magic are 3-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/06/18 SF Reggie Bullock Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Orlando
10/25/18 G Luke Kennard Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/06/18 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Detroit
Blake Griffin comes into this game averaging 28.1 points per contest while playing 36.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 11.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Reggie Jackson averages 16.3 points per contest in 30.9 minutes per game. He averages 3.7 assists per game and 2.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 35% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Nikola Vucevic scores 17.9 points per contest while playing 29.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Aaron Gordon averages 16.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.0 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 110.1 points per contest, which is 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 49.4 boards per contest and 19.7 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 15th with 14.7 per game. The Pistons allow 113.0 points per contest, which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 4th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 25.0 assists per game which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 30th in the NBA with 101.8 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -8.7. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 28th in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.5 boards per contest and 13th in assists per game with 24.6. The Magic are 26th in turnovers per contest with 12.4. The Magic give up 110.5 points per game, which ranks them 14th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 17th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 23.9 dimes allowed per game and 28th with 49.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Magic are 16th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Pistons are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.4, and their defensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 29th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Detroit is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league.
Orlando is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Magic are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 111.6, and their offensive rating of 102.8 is ranked 18th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 30th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit -2
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