Detroit Pistons vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 2/21/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Orlando Magic
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+1)
The Detroit Pistons (8-21) go to Amway Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Orlando Magic (12-18). The spread on this game has Orlando as 1-point favorites. The over/under is set at 209.5.
The Detroit Pistons played the Memphis Grizzlies and went home with a loss by a final score of 109-95 in their last contest. Detroit wrapped up the game having earned a 41.9% FG percentage (36 of 86) and buried 14 of their 45 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Pistons made 9 of 13 attempts for a percentage of 69.2%. Regarding grabbing boards, they earned 45 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 27 assists for this contest in addition to earning 8 steals and 7 blocked shots. Concerning defense, Detroit allowed 46.7% from the field on 42 out of 90 shooting. Memphis distributed 20 assists and had 12 steals in the game. On top of that, the Grizzlies had 49 boards (13 offensive, 36 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Memphis ended up shooting 87.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 20 of 23 tries. They made 5 of 20 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Jerami Grant is a player who was important in this contest. He ended up scoring 16 points on 5 out of 20 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 39:24 mins and grabbed 2 rebounds. Grant walked away from this one shooting 25.0% from the field and also distributed 3 dimes. An additional guy that was a contributor in this contest for the Pistons was Delon Wright. He collected 3 boards and tallied 4 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 85.7% from the floor for the contest by connecting on 6-of-7 (16 points). When the final whistle blew, Wright saw the court for 24:54 min.
Detroit will play this contest with a record of 8-21 on the year. They are giving up possession 14.9 times per game and as a unit they are committing 20.7 fouls per game. As a team, Detroit is pulling in 42.4 rebounds per game and has accumulated 697 assists so far this season, which ranks 19th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Pistons are hitting 35.2% from downtown (367 of 1,042) and 78.2% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 108.2 pts per game (24th in the NBA) while going 43.7% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Pistons are able to force 15.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 21.3 fouls. They are 17th in the NBA in giving up assists with 728 relinquished on the campaign. The Pistons are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 48.3% (451 of 618) and they surrender 45.3 rebounds per contest as a group. They are giving up 38.0% from 3-point land and they are ranked 18th in the league in points per game allowed (112.6).
The last time they took the court, the Orlando Magic got the victory with a final of 124-120 when they played the Golden State Warriors. The Magic earned 43 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 51 in this game. They rejected 8 shots while recording 7 steals in this matchup. The Warriors earned 19 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Magic to the charity stripe for a total of 17 tries. They were able to make 14 of them for a rate of 82.4%. In relation to shots from beyond the perimeter, Orlando buried 18 of 43 attempts (41.9%). When the game finished, the Magic finished the game shooting 46 for 94 from the field which had them shooting 48.9%. The Magic allowed the Warriors to convert 46 of 97 tries from the field which had them at 47.4% in this game. They finished shooting 45.2% from three-point range by going 19 out of 42 and ended up going 9 of 15 from the free throw line (60.0%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Orlando allowed Golden State to snag 45 in all (9 on the offensive side).
Nikola Vučević ended up being a factor for the Magic for the contest. He buried 13 out of 23 for the game giving him a rate of 56.5%, which earned him 30 points. Vučević grabbed 16 rebounds in his 38:58 minutes of time on the hardwood and accumulated 10 dimes for the game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Orlando was Evan Fournier. He finished with 28 points in his 31:36 minutes played by way of 11 of 18 from the floor for this game. Fournier wrapped this one up going 61.1% from the field as well as contributing 6 assists and 4 total rebounds.
Orlando has a win-loss mark of 12-18 for the year. The Magic are committing 17.1 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 78.3% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 22.5 times per contest (27th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 13.5 times per contest. Orlando has totaled 3,167 points on the year (105.6 per game) and they grab 47.1 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Magic are connecting on 43.2% from the field, which ranks 30th in basketball. The Magic defensively are ranked 10th in the league in points given up per game with 111.3. They relinquish 25.5 assists and 45.9 boards per game, which is 23rd and 23rd in basketball. The Orlando defense surrenders 37.1% on three-point shots (397 of 1,069) and their opponents are making 77.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.0% from the field (18th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit (+1)
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