Orlando Magic vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 5/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
The Detroit Pistons (19-44) host the Orlando Magic (19-43) at Little Caesars Arena on Monday.
The Orlando Magic stepped onto the hardwood against the Cleveland Cavaliers and earned the victory with a final of 109-104 in their last game. Orlando ended the game with a 50.6% FG percentage (43 of 85) and converted 10 of their 29 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Magic made 13 of their 20 shots for a percentage of 65.0%. When talking about rebounding, they collected 49 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 26 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing 11 turnovers and getting 9 steals. Regarding the defense, Orlando allowed the other team to shoot 40.2% from the floor on 37 of 92 shooting. Cleveland distributed 30 assists and had 12 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Cleveland pulled down 45 rebounds (13 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 7 rejections. Cleveland went 75.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 18 of their 24 attempts. They also made 12 out of their 44 attempts from downtown.
Gary Harris is someone who was important for the contest. He totaled 19 points on 9 out of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34:11 mins and grabbed 6 rebounds. Harris shot 56.3% from the field and also distributed 7 assists. Another guy that had an impact in this game for the Magic was Cole Anthony. He grabbed 4 rebounds in his 31:08 minutes played on the night. He finished 50.0% from the field for the contest by going 6-of-12 (18 points). When the final whistle blew, Anthony had 3 assists.
Orlando enters this contest with a record of 19-43 on the campaign. They are turning it over 12.7 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.0 fouls per game. As a team, Orlando is collecting 45.2 boards per game and has accumulated 1,370 dimes this season, which ranks 28th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Magic are shooting 34.6% on three-point shots (692 of 1,999) and 77.4% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 104.3 points per game (29th in the league) while going 43.1% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Magic are able to force 13.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.4 fouls. They rank 25th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,613 surrendered this season. The Magic are giving up a FG percentage of 47.3% (811 of 1,140) and they relinquish 46.8 boards per contest as a unit. They are relinquishing 37.4% on 3-pointers and they are 17th in the league in PPG allowed (112.6).
In their last game, the Detroit Pistons took a loss by a score of 115-105 against the Dallas Mavericks. The Pistons were able to collect 36 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards for a total of 39 in the matchup. They also turned it over 18 times, while recording 7 steals for the contest. The Mavericks committed 20 personal fouls for this game which took the Pistons to the charity stripe for a total of 34 attempts. They were able to convert 23 of them for a clip of 67.6%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the arc, Detroit made 10 out of 29 attempts (34.5%). When all was said and done, the Pistons ended up going 36 for 71 from the floor which had them shooting 50.7%. The Pistons allowed the Mavericks to convert 40 out of their 89 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.9% for this contest. They shot 43.3% from distance via 13 out of 30 and ended up going 22 of 23 from the free throw line (95.7%). In regard to team rebounding, Detroit permitted Dallas to get 35 in total (8 on the offensive side).
Isaiah Stewart ended up having an impact for the Pistons in the matchup. He converted 9 out of 14 in the game giving him a rate of 64.3%, and had 10 rebounds. Stewart earned 20 points in his 29:15 minutes on the hardwood, but wasn't able to get an assist. Another guy that was pivotal for Detroit was Saddiq Bey. He ended up with 3 dimes in his 33:56 minutes on the hardwood, and he shot 5 of 10 from the floor. Bey ended the game having shot 50.0% from the floor while totaling 18 points and 8 rebounds.
Detroit has a win-loss mark of 19-44 this season. As an offense, the Pistons are hitting on 45.1% from the field, which has them ranked 24th in the NBA. Detroit has accounted for 6,762 pts for the campaign (107.3 per contest) and they average 42.9 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 24.4 times per contest (19th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 14.9 times per contest. The Pistons have committed 20.7 fouls per contest and they connect on 76.6% from the charity stripe. The Pistons are ranked 12th in basketball in points given up per game with 111.2. They are able to force 14.2 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.5% from the floor (26th in the league). The Detroit defense allows 36.7% from downtown (718 of 1,956) and opponents are making 76.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 24.5 assists and 44.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 14th and 16th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Orlando
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