A contest featuring a sputtering NBA team will see the Detroit Pistons (16-61) play the Orlando Magic (33-44) at Amway Center on April 2, 2023. The Pistons have lost eight in a row and are 1-9 over their last 10 games. They enter this matchup as 11-point underdogs. The over/under is 225 points in this contest.
How to bet Magic vs. Pistons
Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 11 points, with bookmakers listing the Magic as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Magic have -578 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +424 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 225 points.
Magic vs. Pistons Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, April 2, 2023
- Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSFL
- Location: Orlando, Florida
- Arena: Amway Center
Magic vs. Pistons Betting Trends
The Magic have played 77 games, with 43 wins against the spread. Orlando has been victorious in nine, or 50%, of the 18 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Magic games this year have eclipsed the over/under 49.4% of the time (38 out of 77 games with a set point total).
Against the spread, the Pistons are 34-42-1 this season. Detroit has been the moneyline underdog 73 total times this season. Motor City has finished 14-59 in those games. Pistons games this season have eclipsed the over/under 38 times in 77 opportunities (49.4%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Wendell Carter Jr.||54||15.5||8.8||2.4||0.4||0.6||1.4|
|Marvin Bagley III||39||12.2||6.6||0.9||0.5||0.7||0.4|
Magic: Kevon Harris: Out (Elbow), Patrick Beverley: Out (Trade Pending), Jonathan Isaac: Out (Injury Management)
Pistons: Cade Cunningham: Out (Shin), Bojan Bogdanovic: Out (Achilles), Rodney McGruder: Out (Illness), Alec Burks: Out (Foot), Hamidou Diallo: Out (Ankle), Isaiah Stewart: Out (Hip)
What you need to know about the Orlando Magic
Orlando has struggled to generate points this season, ranking fifth-worst in the league with 111.8 points per game. It has played better at the other end, ranking 17th by allowing 114.1 points per contest. The Magic are putting up 114.5 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 5.4 more points than they’re averaging on the road (109.1). On the offensive side of the ball, the Magic have increased their production a little bit over their last 10 games, scoring 114.7 points per contest over that span compared to the 111.8 they’ve put up over the course of this season.
While Orlando is in the bottom five in the NBA in threes per game with 10.6 (fourth-worst), it ranks 24th in the league with a 34.5% three-point percentage. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Magic have taken 64.3% two-pointers (accounting for 73.9% of the team’s buckets) and 35.7% from beyond the arc (26.1%).
What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons
In 2022-23, Detroit is third-worst in the league on offense (110.7 points scored per game) and fourth-worst defensively (118.6 points allowed). At home the Pistons are putting up 112.6 points per game, 3.8 more than they are averaging on the road (108.8). The Pistons are posting 107.1 points per game in their previous 10 games, which is 3.6 fewer points than their average for the season (110.7).
At 11.4 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35.1% from beyond the arc, Detroit is 20th and 22nd in the NBA, respectively, in those categories. The Pistons take 62.8% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 37.2% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 71.3% of the Pistons’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 28.7% are 3-pointers.
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