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Orlando Magic vs Detroit Pistons 1/28/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Detroit Pistons (11-36) vs. Orlando Magic (9-40)
January 28, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Orlando Magic -2.5; Over/Under: +211
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The Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic meet Friday in NBA action at the Amway Center. The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Orlando Magic need a win after losing five of their last six games.

The Detroit Pistons are averaging 102 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Jerami Grant is averaging 20.1 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Cade Cunningham is averaging 16.2 points and 5.3 assists. Saddiq Bey is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Olynyk is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.

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The Orlando Magic are averaging 102.1 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 46 percent shooting. Cole Anthony is averaging 18 points and 6 rebounds, while Franz Wagner is averaging 15.5 points and 4.7 rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Suggs is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.

The Pistons are 11-24-1 ATS in their last 36 games following a ATS win and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Magic are 6-23-1 ATS in their last 30 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 21-6 in Pistons last 27 Friday games. The under is 3-1-1 in Magic last 5 home games. The Pistons are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

Backing either of these teams isn’t something I’m thrilled to do, but I’m certainly not siding with the Magic in the favorite role. The Orlando Magic are 5-16 against the spread at home this season, where they lose by an average of 10.5 points while shooting 42.9 percent from the field. The Detroit Pistons have their issues as well, but we’re not being asked to lay points here. Give me the Pistons and free bucket.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Detroit Pistons +2.5

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.

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