Pistons vs Magic Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/12/2020
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Orlando Magic
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando -8.5
Aaron Gordon and the Orlando Magic (23-31, 2nd in the Southeast Division) play the Detroit Pistons (19-37, 4th in the Central Division) at Amway Center on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Detroit opens this contest as 8.5 point dogs. The O/U has been set at 205.5.
The Pistons cover the spread 36.4% of the time, having gone 20-35-1 ATS. Orlando is covering 44.2% of the time, going 23-29-2 against the spread.
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/26/19 SG Luke Kennard Knee is out indefinitely
02/10/20 SG Svi Mykhailiuk Hip is questionable Wednesday vs Orlando
02/10/20 PG Derrick Rose Abdominal is questionable Wednesday vs Orlando
01/06/20 PF Blake Griffin Knee is out indefinitely
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
01/17/20 PG D.J. Augustin Knee is out 3-4 weeks
01/10/20 SF Al-Farouq Aminu Knee is out for season
01/02/20 PF Jonathan Isaac Knee is out indefinitely
Langston Galloway comes into this game averaging 10.1 points per contest while playing 25.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Tony Snell averages 8.0 points per contest in 27.4 minutes per game. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 1.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Aaron Gordon scores 13.9 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 66%. Nikola Vucevic averages 19.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.8 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 107.9 points per contest, which is 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 42.3 boards per contest and 24.1 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 6th with 15.4 per game. The Pistons allow 110.5 points per contest, which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they allow 24.6 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 29th in the NBA with 103.7 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -1.59. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 28th in the league. They are 19th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.5 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 23.0. The Magic are 28th in turnovers per contest with 12.7. The Magic give up 105.3 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 16th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.9 dimes allowed per game and 19th with 45.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Magic are 19th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per contest this year.
The Pistons are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 111.8, and their offensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 21st. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Detroit is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Orlando is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Magic are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 107.7, and their offensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 7th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 29th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando -8.5
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