Orlando Magic vs Detroit Pistons Prediction, 1/8/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Detroit Pistons
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Florida
The Orlando Magic (7-32) are on their way to Little Caesars Arena on Saturday where they will play the Detroit Pistons (7-30).
The Magic played the 76ers and ended up losing by a score of 116-106 in their last contest. With respect to personal fouls, the Magic ended up with 30 while the 76ers totaled 15 personal fouls. They also converted 12 of 28 attempts from distance. Philadelphia walked away from this one shooting 75.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 18 of their 24 shots. In addition, Philadelphia totaled 32 rebounds (10 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Philadelphia doled out 42 dimes and had 26 steals for this contest. In relation to defense, Orlando allowed their opponent to shoot 50.6% from the field on 43 out of 85 shooting. They also recorded 22 dimes for the game in addition to forcing 4 turnovers and having 9 steals. When it comes to rebounding, they collected 47 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Magic buried 14 of their 20 tries for a rate of 70.0%. Orlando ended the contest with a 44.4% FG percentage (40 of 90) and knocked down 12 of 39 shots from downtown.
Cole Anthony is someone who played a role in this matchup. Anthony finished 42.9% from the floor and also recorded 7 dimes. He was on the court for 26 minutes and collected 5 boards. He racked up 26 points on 9 of 21 shooting.
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Orlando comes into this matchup with a record of 7-32 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 101.9 points per contest (28th in the NBA) while going 42.7% from the field. The Magic are hitting 32.4% on shots from beyond the arc (461 of 1,421) and 78.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Orlando is grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game and is sitting with 853 assists this year, which is 23rd in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 14.9 times per game and as a group are committing 20.0 personal fouls per contest.
On defense, the Magic are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers per game and they draw 18.2 fouls. They are currently ranked 28th in basketball in allowing assists with 991 relinquished so far this season. The Magic defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 46.2% (1,597 of 3,456) and they concede 46.2 rebounds per game as a group. They give up 36.8% from beyond the arc while they are 25th in basketball in PPG allowed (111.5).
The last time they took the court, the Pistons went home defeated by a final of 118-88 against the Grizzlies. In relation to how they attacked the glass, Detroit permitted Memphis to pull down 43 in total (18 offensive). They finished the game shooting 31.3% from beyond the perimeter by going 10 out of 32 and ended up going 12 out of 19 from the free throw line (63.2%). The Pistons allowed the Grizzlies to convert 48 of 98 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 49.0% in this matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Pistons went 34 for 99 from the field which gave them a percentage of 34.3%. Regarding three-point attempts, Detroit buried 10 out of 44 attempts (22.7%). They were able to convert 10 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 76.9%. The Grizzlies were called for 18 personal fouls in this contest which took the Pistons to the free throw line for a total of 13 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while getting 7 steals in this contest. The Pistons were able to corral 29 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 for the matchup.
Saben Lee was important for the Pistons for the contest. He made 4 of 7 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and had 2 rebounds. Lee scored 14 points in his 16 minutes on the court and accounted for 5 assists in the game.
Detroit has a mark of 7-30 this year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Pistons are shooting 41.4% from the field, which is ranked 29th in basketball. Detroit has scored 3,739 points so far this year (101.1 per game) and they collect 42.9 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 21.8 times per game (28th in the NBA) and they turn it over 15.4 times per contest. The Pistons are committing 20.7 fouls every game and they hit 77.8% from the free throw line.
The Pistons on defense are ranked 24th in basketball in PPG given up with 111.1. They are forcing 15.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.5% from the field (29th in basketball). The Detroit defense allows 36.7% on 3-point shots (447 of 1,217) and opponents are connecting on 76.7% of their foul shots. They concede 25.2 dimes and 46.8 boards every game, which ranks 25th and 25th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit
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