Detroit Pistons vs Orlando Magic Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 17

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 17, 2022, 8:36 AM
  • The Magic (13-47) are -3.5 favorites vs. the Pistons (14-45)
  • Total (Over/Under): 219.5 points
  • Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 7:00pm EDT
  • Watch the game on BSFL & BSDET

The Detroit Pistons visit Amway Center to take on the Orlando Magic on Thursday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00pm EDT in Orlando.

The Magic are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -3.5 (-115).

So far this NBA season, the Pistons are 35-31 against the spread, while the Magic are 33-36 against the spread.

The Pistons vs Magic Over/Under is 219.5 total points for the game.


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Pistons vs. Magic Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Detroit Pistons+3.5 -105O 219.5 -110150
Orlando Magic -3.5 -115U 219.5 -110-185

Against the spread this NBA season, the Pistons have gone:

  • 35-31 against the Spread (+0.9 Units / 1.2% ROI)
  • 18-50 against the Moneyline (+4.4 Units / 6.27% ROI)
  • 33-33 against the Over for game total points (-3.3 Units / -4.41% ROI)
  • 33-33 against the Under for game total points (-3.3 Units / -4.41% ROI)
  • Away – Positive ATS Trends
  • Away – Negative ATS Trends

Against the spread this NBA season, the Magic have gone:

  • 33-36 against the Spread (-6.55 Units / -8.64% ROI)
  • 18-51 against the Moneyline (-3.8 Units / -5.36% ROI)
  • 34-34 against the Over for game total points (-3.4 Units / -4.48% ROI)
  • 34-34 against the Under for game total points (-3.4 Units / -4.48% ROI)
  • Home – Positive ATS Trends
  • Home – Negative ATS Trends

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Detroit Pistons: Keys to the Game vs. the Orlando Magic

The Pistons are 5-21 (.192) when scoring fewer second chance points than their opponent this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .465

The Pistons were 7-29 (.194) when they lose the turnover margin last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .446

The Pistons were 3-34 (.081) when allowing 110 or more points last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .321

The Pistons are 14-50 (.219) when scoring fewer second chance points than their opponent since the start of the 2020-21 season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .461

Orlando Magic: Keys to the Game vs. the Detroit Pistons

The Magic are 7-30 (.189) when they lose the turnover margin this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .439

The Magic were 3-16 (.158) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .512

The Magic are 6-21 (.222) when grabbing fewer than 8 offense rebounds since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .502

The Magic were 7-27 (.206) when they lose the turnover margin last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .446

Injury Report: Magic vs. PistonsThursday‘s Game, Mar. 17

  • Jonathan Isaac (Magic): The Magic announced that Isaac will miss the rest of the season.
  • Bol Bol (Magic): Bol is having surgery on his foot and will be sidelined 8-12 weeks, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
  • Wendell Carter Jr. (Magic): Carter Jr. is questionable for Thursday’s (Mar. 17) game against Detroit.
  • Jalen Suggs (Magic): Suggs is out for Thursday’s (Mar. 17) game against Detroit.
  • Chuma Okeke (Magic): Okeke is questionable for Thursday’s (Mar. 17) game against Detroit.
  • Chris Smith (Pistons): Smith did not play in Tuesday’s game (Mar. 15) against the Heat.
  • Frank Jackson (Pistons): Jackson will be re-evaluated in one week, according to Rod Beard of The Detroit News.
  • Cade Cunningham (Pistons): Cunningham did not play in Tuesday’s game (Mar. 15) against the Heat.
  • Hamidou Diallo (Pistons): Diallo did not play in Tuesday’s game (Mar. 15) against the Heat.

Detroit Pistons Offensive Stats & Trends

The Pistons have averaged 98.4 points per game (4,328 points/44 games) this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 107.8

The Pistons are shooting 42% (1,560/3,740) this season — tied for lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 45%

The Pistons have an eFG% of 48% this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 52%

The Pistons have averaged 0.49 points per possession (5,878 points/12,489 possessions) at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 0.53

Orlando Magic Offensive Stats & Trends

The Magic have averaged 48.4 points per game (2,226 points/46 games) in the first half this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 54.4

The Magic have averaged 49.8 points per game (5,874 points/118 games) in the first half since the start of the 2020-21 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 55.7

The Magic shot 43% (2,754/6,423) last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 47%

The Magic have averaged 1.08 points per shot (2,226 points/2,059 shots) in the first half this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.22

Detroit Pistons Defensive Stats & Trends

The Pistons have averaged 31.4 defensive rebounds per game (1,383 rebounds/44 games) this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Pistons have averaged 32.2 defensive rebounds per game (3,740 rebounds/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Pistons averaged 32.7 defensive rebounds per game (2,357 rebounds/72 games) last season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Pistons blocked 371 shots last season — tied for 8th most among NBA teams

Orlando Magic Defensive Stats & Trends

The Magic averaged 6.9 steals per game (496 steals/72 games) last season — tied for 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.5

The Magic have averaged 6.8 steals per game (314 steals/46 games) this season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.6

The Magic have averaged 6.8 steals per game (438 steals/64 games) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.6


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