A contest featuring one of the hottest NBA teams taking on another that is struggling will see the Orlando Magic (13-22), 8-2 in their past 10 games, playing the Detroit Pistons (8-28), who have dropped six straight and are 1-9 in their past 10. The Magic 1.5-point favorites on December 28, 2022. A 229-point over/under is set in this matchup.
How to bet Magic vs. Pistons
Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Magic as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Magic have -116 odds to pick up the win, while the Pistons are listed at -103 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 229 points.
Magic vs. Pistons Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, December 28, 2022
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSDE
- Location: Detroit, Michigan
- Arena: Little Caesars Arena
Magic vs. Pistons Betting Trends
The Magic have 19 wins against the spread in 35 games this year. Orlando has been victorious in two of the six contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. The Magic have gone over the point total in 52.8% of their opportunities this year (19 times over 36 games with a set point total).
Against the spread, the Pistons are 17-18-1 this year. Detroit has a 7-27 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 20.6% of those games). The Pistons have gone over the point total 61.1% of the time this year (22 of 36 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Wendell Carter Jr.||17||16||8.5||3.2||0.5||0.5||1.2|
Magic: Jonathan Isaac: Out (Knee), Jalen Suggs: Out (Ankle), Chuma Okeke: Out (Knee)
Pistons: Marvin Bagley: Out (Illness), Isaiah Livers: Out (Shoulder), Cade Cunningham: Out (Shin)
What you need to know about the Orlando Magic
Orlando has found it difficult to produce points this season, ranking fourth-worst in the league with 110.3 points per game. It has done better on defense, ranking 15th by surrendering 113.6 points per contest. The Magic put up 113.9 points per game in home games, compared to 106 points per game on the road, a difference of 7.9 points per contest. The Magic have seen an increase in scoring lately, racking up 117.1 points per game in their last 10 outings, 6.8 points more than the 110.3 they’ve scored this season.
Orlando is making 10.9 treys per game (25th-ranked in league). It owns a 34.9% shooting percentage (17th-ranked) from downtown. So far this season, the Magic have taken 63.2% two-pointers, accounting for 72.7% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 36.8% three-pointers (27.3% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons
On offense Detroit is the 23rd-ranked team in the NBA (111.2 points per game). On defense it is second-worst (119 points conceded per game). At home, the Pistons average 113.2 points per game. Away, they score 109.3. In their previous 10 games, the Pistons are averaging 113.3 points per contest, 2.1 more than their season average (111.2).
Detroit makes 11.5 3-pointers per game and shoots 34.7% from beyond the arc, ranking 17th and 19th, respectively, in the league. In 2022-23, the Pistons have taken 37.6% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 62.4% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 29.1% of the Pistons’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 70.9% have been 2-pointers.
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