Detroit Pistons vs. Orlando Magic - 10/28/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (0-1) at Detroit Pistons (0-1)
NBA Basketball: Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
The Line: Detroit Pistons -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons clash Friday night in NBA action at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Orlando Magic hope for a bounce back performance after getting beat up by the Miami Heat on Wednesday. The Orlando Magic are averaging 96 points on 38.6 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Evan Fournier is averaging 20 points and four assists while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 17 points and 14 rebounds. Elfrid Payton is the third double-digit scorer and Serge Ibaka is grabbing seven rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 25 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic hope to avoid four straight 0-2 starts to the NBA season.
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The Detroit Pistons also look for their first win of the season after losing to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 91 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 22 points and five rebounds while Marcus Morris is averaging 17 points and three assists. Andre Drummond is the third double-digit scorer and Jon Leuer is grabbing nine rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 18.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 16.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons hope to avoid a 0-2 start for the second time in three seasons. Reggie Bullock is questionable with a back injury.
The Magic are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Pistons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 Friday games. The Magic are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Detroit and 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Pistons have won the last six games against the Magic, and their last loss came in November of 2014. When you add in that history and the fact the Pistons are easily the better team between the Magic, you have to like Detroit at home and the small line. Let's not forget the Magic were 12-29 SU on the road last season. The Pistons are the easy pick here.