Orlando Magic vs Detroit Pistons NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/23/21

Orlando Magic vs Detroit Pistons NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/23/21 Photo by Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Pistons (8-22) at Orlando Magic (13-18)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)

The Line: Orlando Magic -2.5 -- Over/Under: 208 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Amway Center.

The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 107.8 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 23.5 points and 5.1 rebounds while Josh Jackson is averaging 13 points and 1.9 assists. Blake Griffin is the third double-digit scorer and Wayne Ellington is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.

The Orlando Magic look to build on their solid three-game winning streak. The Orlando Magic are averaging 105.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 24.1 points and 11.7 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 19.1 points and 3.9 assists. Terrence Ross is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game.

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The Pistons are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 road games. The Magic are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Pistons last 6 overall. The under is 6-2 in Magic last 8 overall. The Pistons are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Orlando and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Detroit Pistons aren't a good basketball team to say the least and they lose on the road by an average of 8.4 points while allowing 49.6 percent shooting from the field. The Orlando Magic have quietly won three straight, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 4.6 points. This could be the turning point for the Magic, a team that has consistently been a playoff club in the bottom of the East. I'll lay the bucket. 

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Randy’s Pick Orlando Magic -2.5

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