Orlando Magic vs Detroit Pistons Expert NBA Picks 11/25/2019
Game: Orlando Magic vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Monday, November 25, 2019
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit -5
Little Caesars Arena is the venue where Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons (5-11, 5th in the Central Division) will take on the Orlando Magic (6-9, 2nd in the Southeast Division) on Monday. Detroit opens this matchup as 5 point favorites. The total opens at 207.
The Magic are covering the spread 35.7% of the time, having gone 5-9-1 ATS. Detroit is covering 33.3% of the time, going 5-10-1 against the spread.
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/23/2019 Aaron Gordon PF Ankle Game Time Decision
11/21/2019 Nikola Vucevic C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
11/20/2019 Michael Carter-Williams PG Hip Expected to be out until at least Nov 29
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
11/23/2019 Tony Snell SG Hip Game Time Decision
11/13/2019 Khyri Thomas SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Jan 1
11/2/2019 Reggie Jackson PG Back Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Evan Fournier comes into this game averaging 17.7 points per contest while playing 29.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Jonathan Isaac averages 13.4 points per contest in 30.7 minutes per game. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 7.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Andre Drummond scores 18.5 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 16.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Luke Kennard averages 16.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.7 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 102.1 points per contest, which is 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 30th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 46.2 boards per contest and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 28th with 13.1 per game. The Magic allow 102.9 points per contest, which is 3rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 23.0 assists per game which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit is 22nd in the NBA with 107.5 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -3.44. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the league. They are 29th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.4 boards per contest and 12th in assists per game with 24.8. The Pistons are 3rd in turnovers per contest with 17.5. The Pistons give up 110.9 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 26.3 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 41.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Pistons are 15th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year.
The Magic are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.6, and their defensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 30th. 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 21st in the league. Orlando is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league.
Detroit is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 9th in the league. The Pistons are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.5, and their defensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 8th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando +5
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