Magic vs Pistons Prediction NBA Picks 2/4/24

Detroit Pistons (6-42) vs Orlando Magic (26-23)

Game Info: Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 3:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

Betting Odds: Detroit Pistons +6.5 -- Over/Under: 227 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Orlando Magic and the Detroit Pistons collide at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday afternoon. Here’s a Magic vs Pistons Prediction.

Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic have been in a decent shape as they've won three of their past four games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight win after sneaking past the Timberwolves in a 108-106 road win on Friday. Paolo Banchero led the team with 23 points and six assists, Franz Wagner added 19 points while Wendell Carter Jr chipped in with 18 points and 12 rebounds. As a team, the Magic shot 45 percent from the field and nine of 25 from the 3-point line as they struggled in the early going and fell into a 17-point deficit, but they stayed within striking distance and made their move in the fourth quarter where they held the Timberwolves to just 18 points to escape with the impressive comeback road win.

Detroit Pistons

Meanwhile, the Detroit Pistons have continued their struggles as they've lost six of their last eight games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after getting routed by the Clippers in a 136-125 loss on Friday. Jaden Ivey led the team with 28 points with seven rebounds and three assists, Bojan Bogdanovic added 26 points on nine of 13 shooting while Marcus Sasser chipped in with 21 points on eight of 10 shooting off the bench. As a team, the Pistons set the tone with 33 points in the first quarter to jump out to an early 14-point lead, but it didn't last long at all as it was all one-way traffic in favor of the Clippers from the second quarter onwards. In fact, the Pistons trailed by as many as 20 points in this one before they score a late flurry of points to keep the final scores respectable.

Detroit Pistons Player Facts

  • Jalen Duren ranks 1st in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (11.8) this season.
  • Bojan Bogdanovic ranks 6th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for 3P% (42.5%) this season.

Orlando Magic Player Facts

  • Paolo Banchero is one of only three players in the league to be leading his team for points, rebounds and assists this season.
  • Jalen Suggs ranks 4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.4) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Pistons rank 30th in the league for steals per game this season (5.9).
  • The Pistons rank 30th in the league for opponent steals per game this season (8.7).
  • The Magic rank 1st in the league for opponent assists per game this season (23.9).
  • The Magic rank 30th in the league for three-point field goals made per game this season (10.8).

Magic vs Pistons Prediction

The Pistons are expected to have Cade Cunningham back in the lineup, but I don't think it's going to help them here, not against this improving Magic team who just overcame a 17-point deficit to beat the Timberwolves on Friday. The line is reasonable for this one, so I'm sticking with the Magic to continue their form with another win and cover against this slumping Pistons squad.

 

Peter’s Pick Orlando -6.5

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