The Detroit Pistons host the Orlando Magic at Little Caesars Arena, beginning at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. The Pistons are 3-point favorites in the game, the first game of the 2022-23 season for the two squads. The over/under is 217 points for the contest.
Detroit Pistons vs. Orlando Magic Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with bookmakers listing the Pistons as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Pistons have -145 odds to pick up the win, while the Magic are listed at +123 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 217 points.
Pistons vs. Magic Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSD
- Location: Detroit, Michigan
- Arena: Little Caesars Arena
Pistons vs. Magic Betting Trends
The Pistons’ record against the spread last season was 45-35-2. Detroit won 50% of the games last season in which it was favored on the moneyline (3-3). The Pistons had 38 of their 82 games hit the over last year.
The Magic had 36 wins in 82 games against the spread last season. Orlando won 17, or 23.3%, of the 73 games it played as underdogs last season. There were 41 Magic games (out of 82) that hit the over last season.
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Marvin Bagley III||48||11.3||7.1||0.8||0.4||0.4||0.5|
|Wendell Carter Jr.||62||15||10.4||2.8||0.6||0.7||1.1|
Pistons vs. Magic Injury Report
Pistons: Isaiah Livers: Out (Right Hip), Alec Burks: Out (Foot), Marvin Bagley: Out (Knee)
Magic: Moritz Wagner: Out (Ankle), Jonathan Isaac: Out (Hamstring), Markelle Fultz: Out (Toe), Gary Harris: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Detroit Pistons
Last season, Detroit was third-worst in the NBA on offense (104.6 points scored per game) and 21st defensively (112.3 points conceded). The Pistons put up 105.1 points per game in home games, compared to 104.6 points per game in away games, a difference of 0.5 points per contest.
Detroit was the fourth-worst team in the NBA in 3-pointers made (11.2 per game) and second-worst in 3-point percentage (32.6%) last year. Last year, the Pistons attempted 39.0% of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 61.0% from inside it. In terms of makes, 29.5% of the Pistons’ baskets were 3-pointers, and 70.5% were 2-pointers.
What you need to know about the Orlando Magic
Orlando found it difficult to produce points last year, ranking second-worst in the league with 103.8 points per game. It played better at the other end, ranking 15th by allowing 111.6 points per contest. At home, the Magic scored 104.2 points per game last season. Away, they scored the same number.
Orlando ranked 15th in the NBA by sinking 12.2 threes per contest, but it owned a 33.1% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranked third-worst in the league. Last season the Magic took 58.2% two-pointers, accounting for 68.1% of the team’s buckets. They shot 41.8% from beyond the arc (31.9% of the team’s baskets).
Pistons vs. Magic Predictions and Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is the Pistons, and we predict that Pistons will cover the spread (Pistons -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 217 points.
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