How do the Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons compare on defense?
When playing as the superior offensive unit, Orlando is winning at a rate of 100%. These wins are coming by an average margin of 16.0 points. On the other side, the Pistons hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 7 games as the better defensive team, picking up 2 wins.
What is the over-under in Pistons vs magic odds?
Caesars Sportsbook lists Orlando as a two-point home favorite, and tip-off is scheduled for 7 p. m. ET. The total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, or the Over-Under, is 219 in the latest Pistons vs. Magic odds. Before you make any NBA predictions with the Pistons vs.
How good are the Detroit Pistons in March?
Detroit has played well recently, posting an above-average mark in defensive efficiency in March. The Pistons also have former No. 2 overall pick Marvin Bagley III, who has been rejuvenated in Detroit following his trade from the Kings. Bagley is averaging 15. 8 points and 8. 2 rebounds over his last six games while knocking down 57.
Why are the Pistons scoring more points than the Magic?
More points than the projected total have been scored for both teams because of their defense. The Pistons have the 22nd-best defensive rating and the ninth-fastest pace while the Magic are 25th and 17th, respectively.
Orlando Magic Preview
The Orlando Magic organization has been preaching patience with the young team. If the last two games are any indication, things could just be turning in a positive direction. Although they lost a one-point game to the Toronto Raptors, the game was close throughout.
Key Player – Cole Anthony
Cole Anthony is having a career year for the Orlando Magic. He is enjoying career-best numbers in minutes played, scoring, rebounding and assists. The second-year point guard has held this team together while waiting for the other young blood to show further development in their games.
Orlando Magic Predicted Lineup
G – Cole Anthony | G – Jalen Suggs | F – Franz Wagner | F – Wendell Carter Jr. | C – Mo Bamba
Detroit Pistons Preview
The Detroit Pistons are hoping to get their first win of the season with the debut of Cade Cunningham against the Orlando Magic. [ Photo: Detroit Bad Boys]
Key Player – Jerami Grant
It’s almost by default, through no fault of his own, that Jerami Grant is the key player for the Detroit Pistons. He is only averaging 15.7 points, on 30% 3FG and 34%FG, which are way below his norms last season. The defense is just keying in on him to take the fight out of the Pistons.
Detroit Pistons Predicted Lineup
G – Killian Hayes | G – Cade Cunningham | F – Saddiq Bey | F – Jerami Grant | C – Isaiah Stewart
Magic vs Pistons Match Prediction
The Orlando Magic are coming off a hard-fought loss against the Toronto Raptors and are in the second game of a back-to-back. They are, however, a young team with plenty to prove. Rookie Jalen Suggs’ game has been coming around of late, which has boosted the Magic’s play and confidence.
Magic at Pistons odds, spread and lines
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Against the spread
PASS on the spread. For the mere 2.5 points, I’d prefer the plus-money money line odds.