Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons - 2/12/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Detroit Pistons (19-37) at Orlando Magic (23-31)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -7.5 -- Over/Under: 205.5
The Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Detroit Pistons need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 107.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Derrick Rose is averaging 18.5 points and 5.8 assists while Luke Kennard is averaging 15.8 points and 3.5 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Blake Griffin is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost four straight road games.
The Orlando Magic need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 103.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 18.8 points and 10.9 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 18.6 points and 2.7 rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost five of their last six home games.
The Pistons are 21-44-3 ATS in their last 68 games as an underdog, 6-16 ATS in their last 22 games playing on 1 days rest and 21-44-1 ATS in their last 66 games overall. The Magic are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 Wednesday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Pistons last 5 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Magic last 5 overall. The Pistons are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Orlando and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Detroit Pistons aren't winning, aren't covering and none of that is going to change with a roster that's missing so many key pieces. However, we can say the same about an Orlando Magic squad that's not playing a lick of defense, is 10-16-1 ATS at home and has lost 10 of their last 13 games overall. This is a spot where I'd usually lean the points simply due to not wanting to back either side, but the Orlando Magic are the better, healthier team, and they need a win to avoid starting to fall out of the playoff race. The Magic should roll in this game, but I wouldn't touch it.