Magic vs. Pistons - 3/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (27-44) at Orlando Magic (22-51)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, FSFL
The Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic play Friday night at the Amway Center.
The Detroit Pistons look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. On the season, the Pistons are averaging 98.2 points on 42.7 percent shooting and are allowing 99.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Reggie Jackson is averaging 16.1 points and 8.4 assists while Andre Drummond is averaging 13.2 points and 13.4 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 3.1 rebounds and Jodie Meeks is shooting 39.6 percent from the field. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 37.1 percent from deep during this winning stretch, and they’ve topped 100 points in four of their last five games. The Pistons have lost eight of their last 10 games on the road. Greg Monroe is doubtful with a knee injury.
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The Orlando Magic need a win after losing eight of their last nine games. On the season, the Magic are averaging 95.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting and are allowing 102 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 19.3 points and 11.1 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 17.7 points and 4.1 assists. Tobias Harris is grabbing 6.1 rebounds and Elfrid Payton is dishing 6.2 assists. The Orlando Magic are allowing 47.1 percent shooting in their last five games and look like a team that can’t wait for this season to end. About the only good news for the Magic is that their last eight victories have come on their home court.
The Pistons are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southeast and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Magic are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The home team is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Pistons are playing better ball as of late, while the Magic are just flat out awful. Give me Detroit and the small chalk.