Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons 10/17/14 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Pistons (3-1) at Orlando Magic
NBA Preseason Basketball: October 17
The Line: Orlando Magic +1 -- Over/Under: 195.5 See the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic and the Detroit Pistons face off on Friday at the Amway Center for a NBA preseason matchup.
The Orlando Magic are 3-1 for the preseason but they were one of the worst teams in the NBA last season. Orlando is coming off of a win in their last game but it was against Flamengo so there isn’t much we can decipher from it. Seth Curry and Victor Olidipo were among those who sat out last game as the Magic gave plenty of minutes to others. Nikola Vucevic scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Tobias Harris had 14 points in 25 minutes. Devyn Marble played just 16 minutes and had four pointsand Aaron Gordon scored 15 off of the bench. Where we saw the biggest disparity for the Magic was on the boards where they outrebounded their opponent 50-37.
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The Detroit Pistons are off to a 3-1 start this preseason and they destroyed the Charlotte Hornets as an underdog in their last game. 14 Pistons saw action in the game against the Hornets but Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is out with a knee injury and Will Bynum and Spencer Dinwiddie didn’t play. Andre Drummond scored 15 points and had 14 rebounds in 31 minutes of action, Josh Smith scored 14 points and had 10 rebounds in 34 minutes, and D.J. Augustin had 16 points in 22 minutes off of the bench. Detroit crushed Charlotte on the boards outrebounding them 58-36. Al Jefferson scored 10 points and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored six as Detroit looked sharp leading from start to finish.
The Under is 8-2-1 in their last 11 games following a loss and 3-0-1 when their opponent scored less than 100 points in their previous game. Detroit has covered the point spread just once in their last five trips to Orlando.
The Pistons are laying a point on the road but I still see them as the value and my pick.
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