Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 12/30/2018
Sunday, December 30, 2018
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The Detroit Pistons travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Sunday, December 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Orlando as 1 point favorites.
The Pistons have a record of 16-17. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of -1.8 as they average 107.7 points per game while giving up 109.5 per contest. The Magic have an overall mark of 15-19. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 103.3 points per contest and give up 107.0, which is a point differential of -3.6.
Valuable Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 16-15-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 14-17-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 16-15-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 13-20-0 against the over/under
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/12/18 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
12/07/18 PG Ish Smith Groin is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
No key injuries to report
Andre Drummond averages 17.5 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 15.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 52%. Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 25.0 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Aaron Gordon averages 15.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Nikola Vucevic averages 20.5 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 12.1 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons allow 109.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league. Detroit averages 107.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 46.8 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 8th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic surrender 107.0 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.3 assists allowed per contest, and 20th with 45.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. Orlando is 27th in the league with 103.3 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -3.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 42.8 boards per game and 12th in assists per contest with 24.6. The Magic are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Pistons are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 28th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Detroit is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league.
Orlando is 21st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 13th in the league. The Magic are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit +1
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