Magic vs. Pistons Odds, Tips. Predictions 10/19/22
Orlando Magic (0-0 SU, 0-0 ATS) vs. Detroit Pistons (0-0 SU, 0-0 ATS)
When: Wednesday, October, 19th, 7:00 PM (ET)
Where: Little Caesars Arena, MI, Detroit
Point Spread: ORL +3.5/ DET -3.5
Money Line: Orlando Magic +129/ -154
Heading into the season, the Magic will look to put together a better regular season record as
their mark of 22-60 kept the team short of the playoffs in the Eastern record. Like their below
.500 overall record, last year’s squad struggled on the road, going 10-31 away from home. Last
year, the Magic struggled in Conference games, posting a below .500 record of 12-40.
Heading into the season, the Pistons will look to put together a better regular season record
as their mark of 23-59 kept the team short of the playoffs in the Eastern record. Last year, the
Pistons struggled at home, finishing with a record of 13-28. Going back to last season the
Pistons did not play well vs teams within their conference, going 18-34.
Last season, the Pistons finished with the leg up in their head-to-head games vs Orlando,
going 3-1. When they played the Magic at home, they posted a mark of 2-0. Similar to their
season-long average, the Magic averaged 108.5 points per game vs the Pistons. On the other side,
Detroit saw an improvement in their scoring numbers when playing the Magic, as they averaged
111.0 points per game in these matchups. The Pistons have had the better record vs the spread
over the last 5 games, going 3-2. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 3
points per game. The over-under record in these same games is 4-1, with the teams combining for
an average of 108.5 points per game.
Last season, the Magic struggled on offense, averaging just 104.2 points per game. This figure
placed the team 29th in the NBA. In today’s game, Orlando is facing off against a Detroit defense
that finished near the league average in points allowed per game. Last year, the Magic had a
record of 9-18 vs teams in the bottom third of the league in points allowed.
This season, the Magic will once again look for a big season from Franz Wagner, as he is
coming off a year in which he averaged 15.15 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Wagner
grabbed an average of 4.51 rebounds, which was 5th on the team. He heads into today’s game vs
Detroit with an excellent matchup, as throughout last season, the Pistons struggled to limit
opposing small-forward’s in the scoring department.
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Last season, the Pistons struggled on offense, averaging just 104.8 points per game. This
figure placed the team 28th in the NBA. In today’s game, Detroit is facing off against an Orlando
defense that finished near the league average in points allowed per game. Last year, the Pistons
had a record of 9-13 vs teams in the middle third of the league in points allowed.
This season, the Pistons will once again look for a big season from Saddiq Bey, as he is
coming off a year in which he averaged 16.11 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Bey
grabbed an average of 5.38, which was 6th on the team. He could be in line for a big scoring
performance, as the Magic were ranked just 17th in points allowed to centers last season.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Orlando’s last 5 games when playing Detroit
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Orlando’s last 7 games on the road
- Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Orlando
- Detroit is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Orlando
Joes Pick To Cover The Spread
In today’s matchup between Orlando and Detroit, I recommend taking the Magic to cover the
spread on the road. Although both units finished near the bottom of the league last year and will
continue to experience growing pains, I give the advantage to Orlando’s group of young players. I
see to today’s best bet being the Magic +3.5
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