Orlando Magic at Detroit Pistons NBA Point Spread Picks 1/16/2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Orlando Magic travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 4.5 point favorites.
The Magic have a record of 19-24. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -3.9 as they average 103.3 points per game while giving up 107.2 per contest. The Pistons have an overall mark of 18-24. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They total 106.6 points per contest and give up 109.5, which is a point differential of -2.8.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 21-20-2 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 17-26-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 19-22-1 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 18-23-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
01/13/19 C Mohamed Bamba Foot is questionable Wednesday vs Detroit
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
01/14/19 C Zaza Pachulia Leg is questionable Wednesday vs Orlando
Nikola Vucevic averages 20.1 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 11.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Aaron Gordon comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Blake Griffin averages 25.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 5.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Andre Drummond averages 16.8 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 15.0 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 52%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Magic allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league. Orlando averages 103.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 24th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pistons surrender 109.5 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 44.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pistons are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. Detroit is 25th in the league with 106.6 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -2.8. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 45.7 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 21.9. The Pistons are 9th in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Magic are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 26th. 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. Orlando is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league.
Detroit is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Pistons are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 12th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit -4.5
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