Detroit Pistons vs. Orlando Magic - 10/7/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Pistons vs. Orlando Magic - 10/7/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Orlando Magic (1-0) vs. Detroit Pistons (0-0)

Monday, October 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

The Line: Detroit Pistons -1.5 -- Over/Under: 215.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons meet Monday in NBA preseason action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Orlando Magic look for another win after smoking the San Antonio Spurs as six-point underdogs. The Orlando Magic are averaging 125 points on 52.6 percent shooting and allowing 89 points on 38.8 percent shooting. Mo Bamba is averaging 18 points and seven rebounds while Aaron Gordon is averaging 14 points and three assists. Terrence Ross is the third double-digit scorer and Michael Carter-Williams is dishing two assists. The Orlando Magic are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 44.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have split their last six preseason games.

The Detroit Pistons look to build on last years playoff appearance and have to like their chances with a healthy Blake Griffin this time around. In fact, the Pistons are the healthiest team entering the preseason, as they don’t have a single listed injury on their current roster. We should get to see Derrick Rose in a Pistons jersey for the first time, and the potential return of Joe Johnson would be fun to watch as well. Tim Frazier and Langston Galloway are two players who usually play their best when expectations are limited, so the preseason is a perfect chance for them to have a big game. The Pistons are one of those sneaky teams in the East that could surprise some folks, so we’ll see how they respond with a healthy roster for the first time in a while. The Detroit Pistons have lost five of their last seven preseason games.

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The over is 8-1 in Magic last 9 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-2 in Magic last 8 road games. The under is 4-1 in Magic last 5 overall. The Pistons are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Monday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Magic are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Detroit. The over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Detroit and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Orlando Magic looked sharp in their preseason opener, winning comfortably as six-point underdogs. However, the Detroit Pistons are as healthy as any team in the league right now and they usually have a nice crowd at the Little Caesars Arena. The Pistons have some experienced guys who know things start in the preseason and building good habits is key. The Pistons can't get back to the undisciplined basketball where they were sloppy as all hell. These games are key if they're going to do something in the East this season. I'll lay the small chalk with the Pistons at home. 

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Randy’s Pick Detroit Pistons -1.5

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