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(41-36) Detroit Pistons vs. Orlando Magic (33-44)
Date: Wednesday April 6
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Magic -2
NBA Betting Total: 209
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The Orlando Magic have been mathematically eliminated from the 2016 NBA playoffs, but that hasn’t kept them from playing solid basketball. They’re continuing to groom their young roster for the future, and they’ve won four of their last five in the process.
Unlike the Magic, the Detroit Pistons need every win they can get as they try to sneak into the postseason.
They are currently the eighth team out East but could drop to ninth if the Chicago Bulls finish the season on a strong note.
The Detroit Pistons haven’t been to the playoffs since the 2008-09 season. As you can imagine, this franchise — and especially its fanbase — is ready to make its return this year.
At this point in the season, the Pistons have a soft spot in their hearts for the Magic. Orlando is the team that sent them Tobias Harris at the trade deadline — he’s averaging 16.5 points, 6.1 rebounds and shooting 47.7 percent since the trade.
Orlando is also the team that was willing to help Detroit unload Brandon Jennings.
At this juncture, it feels as if Detroit is more likely a playoff team than the injured and wildly inconsistent Chicago Bulls, but that only means something if it keeps winning.
This contest is a perfect example of a game the Pistons should win on paper, but that only happens, of course, if this group plays up to expectations.
The Magic have played well as of late, proving that they actually value the concept of getting young players minutes.
That might not be the case if they had an aging core that was desperate for a first overall pick, but it’s far from the case for this squad that has as young — and promising — of a core you’ll find across the Association.
According to NBA.com (accurate of Jan. 12), the Magic are the fifth-youngest team in the NBA. Getting this squad experience is important. It’s also why the team has found success despite officially being in the dog days of a lottery-bound franchise.
Against Detroit, don’t expect anything different. This team will play with heart; the question is whether or not it will play efficiently.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pistons are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Magic are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Magic are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest.
- Magic are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Pistons are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
- Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
- Favorite is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Free Detroit Pistons vs. Orlando Magic NBA Prediction:
Although the line has not yet been set for this one, we’re confident that the playoff-hungry Pistons will use the motivation of the postseason to win this crucial late-season game.
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It won’t be by a large margin if the free-flowing Magic have anything to do with it, but a SU victory, regardless of the margin, will be a step in the right direction for Detroit’s eventual playoff spot.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Detroit Pistons 99 – Orlando Magic 96
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