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Detroit Pistons vs. Orlando Magic - 3/28/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Orlando Magic at Detroit Pistons
Date & Time Thursday March 28, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Little Caesars Arena
Detroit, Michigan
The Line
The Line: Detroit Pistons -3.5 -- Over/Under: 206.5
TV Channel
FSFL, FSD+
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The Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons meet Thursday in NBA action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Orlando Magic look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The Orlando Magic are averaging 106.3 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 20.8 points and 12.1 rebounds while Aaron Gordon is averaging 15.9 points and 7.4 rebounds. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost four of their last five road games.

The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 107.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 24.7 points and 7.6 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 17.3 points and 15.4 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Wayne Ellington is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have won each of their last nine home games.

The Magic are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Pistons are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest, 9-0 ATS in their last 9 home games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Magic are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Detroit and 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The over is 8-1 in Pistons last 9 home games. The under is 7-1 in Magic last 8 overall.

 he Orlando Magic are playing their best ball of the season as they currently sit in that eighth spot in the East and are winning their last five games by an average of 12.6 points. The problem is the Magic haven't been good on the road where they shoot just 43.8 percent from the field. The Detroit Pistons finally return home where they've won nine straight, shoot better from the field and are winning by an average of 2.9 points on the season. The Pistons are also 9-5 ATS when a favorite of less than five points, while the Magic are 10-13 ATS when an underdog of five or less points. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Pistons at home.

Pick:
Detroit Pistons -3.5

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