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Detroit Pistons vs Orlando Magic 12/28/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Orlando Magic (13-22) vs. Detroit Pistons (8-28)
December 28, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Pistons +2; Over/Under: +227
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The Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena. The Orlando Magic have won 7 of their last 9 games. The Detroit Pistons have lost 6 straight games.

The Orlando Magic are averaging 110.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 21.7 points and 4 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 19.8 points and 4 rebounds. Wendall Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Cole Anthony is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.

The Detroit Pistons are averaging 111.2 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 119 points on 48.8 percent shooting. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 20.9 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Jaden Ivey is averaging 15.5 points and 4 assists. Saddiq Bey is the third double-digit scorer and Alec Burks is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.

The Magic are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Pistons are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Magic last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Pistons last 5 overall. The Magic are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Detroit and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Orlando Magic are on the end of a back to back and on the road, spots you usually never see them in the favorite role. However, the Detroit Pistons remain a mess with 6 straight losses, and they’re losing their last 5 games by an average of 14.8 points. The Pistons lose in the underdog role by an average of 8.2 points. No, thanks. I’ll lay the bucket with the Magic.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Orlando Magic -2

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