Magic vs. Pistons Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 2, 2023

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Magic vs. Pistons Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 2, 2023

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Franz Wagner’s Orlando Magic (33-44) take the court as double-digit favorites against the Detroit Pistons (16-61) on April 2, 2023. Orlando is favored by 11 points. A point total of 225 has been set for the game.

Magic vs. Pistons Odds

  • Magic odds to win: -578
  • Pistons odds to win: +424
  • Spread: Magic (-11)
  • Total: 225

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 6:00 PM ET
  • Where: Amway Center in Orlando, Florida

Who Will Win Magic vs. Pistons?

Magic and Pistons Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Pistons have a 9-11-1 record against the spread this season when an underdog by 11 points or more.

The two teams average a combined 2.5 fewer points per game (222.5) than this game’s over/under of 225 points.

Orlando and Detroit have seen its opponents average a combined 7.7 more points per game than the over/under of 225 set in this outing.

The average point total for Magic games this season is 0.9 more points than the total of 225 in this matchup.

The average point total for Detroit this season is 4.3 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Orlando has gone 43-31-3 ATS this season.

So far this year, the Pistons have put together a 34-42-1 record against the spread.

Magic Stats & Insights

The Magic’s -178 scoring differential (being outscored by 2.3 points per game) is a result of scoring 111.8 points per game (26th in the NBA) while allowing 114.1 per outing (17th in the league).

The 43.1 rebounds per game the Magic average rank 16th in the NBA. Their opponents collect 42.2 per outing.

Orlando knocks down 10.6 three-pointers per game (27th in the league) at a 34.5% rate (24th in the NBA), compared to the 12.9 per contest its opponents make while shooting 35.0% from beyond the arc.

The Magic rank 27th in the league by averaging 109.3 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are 12th in the NBA, allowing 111.4 points per 100 possessions.

The Magic have been much better offensively at home, where they score 114.5 points per game, compared to road games, where they score 109.1 per game. Defensively, they are worse at home, where they give up 114.9 points per game, versus road games, where they let their opponents to score 113.3 per game.

Pistons Stats & Insights

The Pistons put up 110.7 points per game (28th in league) while allowing 118.6 per contest (27th in NBA). They have a -605 scoring differential and have been outscored by 7.9 points per game.

Detroit ranks 20th in the NBA at 42.5 rebounds per game. That’s 2.5 fewer than the 45.0 its opponents average.

The Pistons hit 11.4 three-pointers per game (20th in the league), while their opponents have made 11.9 on average.

The Pistons average 108.0 points per 100 possessions on offense (28th in league), and give up 115.9 points per 100 possessions (27th in NBA).

At home, Detroit scores 112.6 points per game. Away, it averages 108.8.

Magic Key Players to Watch

Wagner leads active Magic players in scoring, tallying 18.8 points per game to go with 4.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists.

Markelle Fultz is averaging 14.1 points, 5.7 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game, while Paolo Banchero adds 20.0 points, 3.7 assists and 6.8 rebounds per contest.

The Magic get 1.7 three-pointers per game out of Wagner.

Fultz picks pockets to the tune of 1.5 takeaways per game, and Bol Bol records 1.2 rejections per contest.

Pistons Key Players to Watch

Jaden Ivey tallies 15.8 points per game and also tacks on 3.9 rebounds and 5.1 assists per contest.

This season, Jalen Duren has a statline that includes 8.9 points, 1.2 assists and 8.7 rebounds per game.

Ivey averages 1.6 made threes per game.

The Pistons’ defensive effort gets a lift from Killian Hayes’ 1.4 steals and Duren’s 0.9 blocks per game.

Magic vs. Pistons Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Pistons (+ 11)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (225)

  • Prediction:
    Magic 119 – Pistons 109

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