Detroit Pistons vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 2/23/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Orlando Magic
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+2.5)
Amway Center is the site where and the Orlando Magic (13-18) will play the Detroit Pistons (8-22) on Tuesday. Detroit opens this game as 2.5-point dogs. The total is set at 208.
The Detroit Pistons stepped onto the hardwood against the Magic and took a loss by a final of 105-96 in their last game. Detroit ended the contest having earned a 37.4% field goal percentage (34 out of 91) and made 11 of their 40 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Pistons made 17 of their 21 attempts for a rate of 81.0%. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they earned 49 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 23 assists for this game while earning 10 steals and 4 blocks. In reference to the defense, Detroit allowed 43.2% from the field on 35 of 81 shooting. Orlando doled out 24 assists and had 7 steals in this matchup. Moreover, the Magic grabbed 51 rebounds (5 offensive, 46 defensive) and had 8 blocks. Orlando finished the contest at 89.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 26 of their 29 tries. They also made 9 of their 30 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Jerami Grant is one guy who was a major factor in this matchup. He was able to score 24 points on 8 out of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34:33 minutes played and also collected 5 rebounds. Grant ended up going 50.0% from the floor and also totaled 4 dimes. Another guy that was a factor in this game for the Pistons was Saddiq Bey. He pulled down 8 boards and also totaled 2 dimes. He ended up going 30.0% from the floor for the contest by connecting on 3-of-10 (11 points). When the final whistle blew, Bey was on the hardwood for 29:32 min.
Detroit steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 8-22 on the season. They turn it over 14.8 times per game and as a group are committing 20.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Detroit is pulling down 42.7 rebounds per game and has earned 720 dimes on the season, which ranks 18th in the league in terms of passing. The Pistons are connecting on 34.9% from downtown (378 of 1,082) and 78.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 107.8 points per outing (24th in the NBA) while hitting 43.5% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Pistons are forcing 15.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 21.2 personal fouls. They currently rank 18th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 752 surrendered on the year. The Pistons defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 48.1% (463 of 636) and they surrender 45.5 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are surrendering 37.7% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 17th in basketball in points per game allowed (112.3).
In their win over Detroit, the Magic recorded 46 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 51 for the matchup. They also rejected 8 attempts while recording 7 steals in this matchup. The Pistons committed 21 fouls for the contest which took the Magic to the charity stripe for 29 attempts. They were able to knock down 26 of the free throws for a percentage of 89.7%. Regarding shots from beyond the perimeter, Orlando knocked down 9 out of their 30 attempts (30.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Magic ended up going 35 out of 81 from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.2%. The Magic allowed the Pistons to knock down 34 of 91 tries from the floor which left them shooting 37.4% in the matchup. They shot 27.5% from three-point range by going 11 of 40 and ended up going 17 of 21 from the free throw line (81.0%). In regard to cleaning up the glass, Orlando allowed Detroit to grab 49 in total (9 on the offensive side).
Nikola Vučević ended up having an impact for the Magic in this game. He made 14 out of 27 for this game for a field goal percentage of 51.9%, which earned him 37 points. Vučević collected 12 boards in his 36:11 mins of time on the hardwood and added 3 assists in this matchup. Someone else who was a determining factor for Orlando was Evan Fournier. He racked up 29 points in 31:17 mins on the hardwood via 7 of 15 shooting for the matchup. Fournier wrapped this one up going 46.7% from the floor while totaling 7 dimes and 7 boards.
Orlando has a win-loss mark of 13-18 on the campaign. Orlando has totaled 3,272 points so far this season (105.5 per contest) and they collect 47.2 boards per game. The Magic commit 17.2 personal fouls every game and they go 78.8% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Magic are shooting 43.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 30th in basketball. They are dishing out assists 22.5 times per game (27th in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.5 times per game. The Magic on the defensive side of the court are 9th in the NBA in points given up per game with 110.8. They are forcing 13.3 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.7% from the floor (16th in basketball). The Orlando defense allows 36.8% on 3-point shots (408 of 1,109) and their opposition makes 77.6% of their free throw attempts. They allow 25.5 dimes and 46.0 boards every game, which has them ranked 23rd and 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Orlando (-2.5)
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