Magic vs Pistons Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Thursday, February 23, 2023

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The Orlando Magic (24-35) host the Detroit Pistons (15-44) at Amway Center, beginning at 7:00 PM ET on Thursday, February 23, 2023. The Pistons are 7-point underdogs in the game. The over/under is set at 229.5 points for the matchup.

How to bet Magic vs. Pistons

Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with bookmakers listing the Magic as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Magic have -280 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at +229 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 229.5 points.

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Magic vs. Pistons Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, February 23, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSF
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Arena: Amway Center

Magic vs. Pistons Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Magic are 33-24-2 this year. Orlando has won four of the nine contests in which it was the favorite this year. Magic games this year have gone over the point total 49.2% of the time (29 out of 59 games with a set point total).

The Pistons have played 59 games, with 26 wins against the spread. Detroit is 13-42 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 23.6% of those games). Pistons games this year have eclipsed the over/under 33 times in 59 opportunities (55.9%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Magic

Magic Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Paolo Banchero 52 19.9 6.6 3.6 0.9 0.5 1.2
Franz Wagner 58 18.9 3.9 3.5 0.9 0.2 1.7
Wendell Carter Jr. 39 15.4 8.5 2.6 0.4 0.6 1.3
Markelle Fultz 38 13 4 5.5 1.5 0.4 0.4
Cole Anthony 39 12 4.6 4.1 0.6 0.6 1.1

Pistons

Pistons Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Bojan Bogdanovic 56 21.8 3.7 2.6 0.6 0.1 2.4
Jaden Ivey 55 15.2 3.9 4.6 0.9 0.2 1.4
Alec Burks 46 12.9 2.9 2.2 0.7 0.1 1.9
Isaiah Stewart 48 11.5 8 1.4 0.4 0.7 1.3
Marvin Bagley III 25 10.6 5.9 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.4
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Magic: Patrick Beverley: Out (Trade Pending), Jonathan Isaac: Questionable (Injury Management), R.J. Hampton: Out (Not With Team)

Pistons: Nerlens Noel: Questionable (Personal), Marvin Bagley: Doubtful (Hand), Cade Cunningham: Out (Shin)

What you need to know about the Orlando Magic

Orlando has struggled to put up points this season, ranking third-worst in the league with 110.9 points per game. It has done better on defense, ranking 17th by giving up 113.7 points per contest. The Magic average 113.5 points per game in home games, compared to 108.4 points per game away from home, a difference of 5.1 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Magic have been putting up 109.7 points per game, an average that’s slightly lower than the 110.9 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Orlando has struggled to accumulate three-pointers, ranking fifth-worst in the league with 10.7 treys per game. It ranks 21st with a 35% shooting percentage from beyond the arc this season. This year, the Magic have taken 64% two-pointers, accounting for 73.3% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 36% from beyond the arc (26.7% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons

Detroit is 25th in the league in points scored (112.3 per game) and second-worst in points conceded (119.9). The Pistons score 114.2 points per game at home, and 110.4 away. Over their previous 10 games, the Pistons are compiling 111.6 points per contest, compared to their season average of 112.3.

In 2022-23, Detroit is 17th in the NBA in 3-point makes (11.7 per game) and 20th in 3-point percentage (35.4%). In 2022-23, the Pistons have attempted 62% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 38% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 70.5% of the Pistons’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 29.5% have been 3-pointers.

Magic vs. Pistons Predictions and Pick

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You can bet on Magic vs. Pistons at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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