Orlando Magic at Detroit Pistons NBA Picks & Predictions 3/28/2019
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Orlando Magic travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Thursday, March 28, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 5.5 point favorites.
The Magic have a record of 37-38. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 0.2 as they average 106.3 points per game while giving up 106.1 per contest. The Pistons have an overall mark of 37-37. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They total 107.5 points per contest and give up 107.9, which is a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 39-33-3 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 31-44-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 39-34-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 35-38-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/11/19 PG Isaiah Briscoe Knee is out indefinitely
02/05/19 C Mohamed Bamba Leg is out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 12.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Aaron Gordon averages 15.9 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Blake Griffin averages 24.7 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Andre Drummond averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 15.4 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 106.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 45.4 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.3 per game. The Magic allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 23rd in the league with 107.5 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 45.0 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 22.7. The Pistons are 18th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Pistons surrender 107.9 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.6 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 43.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game.
The Magic are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 107.6, and their offensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 6th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Orlando is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 26th in the NBA.
Detroit is 17th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league. The Pistons are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.2, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -5.5
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