Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Magic vs Pistons Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Orlando Magic taking on the Detroit Pistons on Monday January 4 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Orlando Magic (19-15) vs. Detroit Pistons (18-16)
Date: Monday January 4
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, Michigan
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Total: OFF
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A couple of the upstart teams in the East colliding in this one. I really don’t know how Orlando is doing it but their record speaks for themselves.
Detroit has not been as sharp lately so it will be interesting to see if the next part of the season confirms or denies them as a factor going forward.
These teams have not met yet this season.
The Magic have lost their last two game, both on the road, heading to Detroit. They are now under .500 away from Orlando on the season.
I am still at a loss for how this group has amassed the record they have. It must be with defense – they are seventh in the league in points allowed – even though they do not really have the kind of personnel that stands out to me.
Everyone is coming in cold to this one. In their recent loss at Cleveland they scored only 79 points and amazingly not a single starter scored more than nine.
Elfrid Payton didn’t notch a single point in 16 minutes displaying more of the kind of play that tells me he should be in the D League.
The one thing that this team does is use their entire roster. It seems like the math shouldn’t make sense but they have 13 players averaging 11 minutes or more.
The Pistons have won only one of their last five games so they are looking to get back on track in the New Year. I like this team but they have not been playing well lately.
Hopefully for them they have not piqued.
Whether they are winning or losing one thing has been constant for the Pistons and that has been the rebounding of Andre Drummond. He had 18 in their last outing and leads the NBA with 16 boards per game.
Reggie Jackson has not been as consistent. His scoring average is just below 20ppg but he has not reached that mark in any of the last six games. It is probably not a coincidence that they have struggled during those times.
Both of these teams are probably stronger on defense so look for this to a relatively low scoring affair. The Pistons definitely need this one more.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 4-0 in Magic last 4 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Under is 4-0 in Magic last 4 overall.
- Under is 6-0 in Magic last 6 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
- Over is 4-0 in Pistons last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Pistons are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Pistons are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 Monday games.
Free NBA Prediction:
Detroit is kind of down right now but I think you can get good value with this group at home.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Detroit ATS
Until I really understand Orlando it is going to be difficult for me to get behind that group.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Detroit 99 – Orlando 91
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