Detroit Pistons (4-5) at Orlando Magic (4-6)
|Date & Time||Wednesday November 7, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Orlando Magic +1.5 -- Over/Under: 212
The Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Detroit Pistons could use a bounce back win here that would snap a five-game losing streak. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 110.1 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 46 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 28.1 points and 11.3 rebounds while Andre Drummond is averaging 18.4 points and 16.3 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Ish Smith is dishing 3.3 assists. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.4 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost three straight road games.
The Orlando Magic could also use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 101.8 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 17.9 points and 10.5 rebounds while Aaron Gordon is averaging 16.1 points and eight rebounds. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost four of their last five home games.
The Pistons are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games, 7-19 ATS in their last 26 vs. NBA Southeast and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Magic are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Pistons are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Orlando, 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Orlando Magic have actually won five of the last six meetings against the Detroit Pistons, and with their struggles, there's reason to consider the home team here. However, the Pistons aren't nearly as bad as their current skid suggests and the Magic are still arguably the worst offensive team in the league. I'll lay the bucket with the Pistons, as it's only a matter of time before this drought ends.