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(11-19) Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons (16-13)
Date: Sunday, December 17
Time: 4:00 PM EST
Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pistons -11
NBA Betting Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Total: 203
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The Magic showed some heart but still lost in Portland on Friday night. Aaron Gordon made his return after missing the previous two games with a concussion and then he strained his calf in the second quarter. He left the game, did not return and could miss some time, based on the morning-after chatter. It’s deflating for a team that’s already without Evan Fournier, Jonathan Isaac and Terrence Ross.
So while the Grizzlies are really bad, as well as the Hawks, there isn’t a team I would pick the Orlando Magic to beat right now. They are basically relying on Jonathan Simmons and Nikola Vucevic to carry the scoring load. Mario Hezonja is starting again, eliciting some bad memories.
A month ago, things were just starting to get away from the Magic after its exciting start. This just feels like a team that is not going to have much fight left to try and win games down the stretch. Things could get ugly, as usual.
Detroit seems to be free from its struggles that plagued it for the last two weeks. The Pistons got off the schnide with a win in Atlanta. Then they went to Indiana last night and got a legit road win against a divisional foe.
Avery Bradley missed the game but Luke Kennard got the start in his place. Stanley Johnson came off the bench for the second game in a row and played well, scoring 13 points. It prompted the Detroit Free Press to suggest on Saturday morning that he may be better suited for that role going forward.
Johnson’s athleticism can’t be questioned. And he has some shooting ability and overall offensive talent. But he doesn’t get consistent looks as a starter, something he can do coming off the bench.
Meanwhile, Bradley is questionable on Sunday with an abductor strain. He might miss another game but it shouldn’t keep it out much longer than this one, if even.
NBA Betting Trends:
- ORL are 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
- ORL are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Central.
- Under is 16-7 in ORL last 23 vs. NBA Central.
- Under is 13-2-1 in DET last 16 overall.
- Under is 6-2-1 in DET last 9 Sun. games.
- Head to Head: ORL are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
- Head to Head: Favorite is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Free Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Prediction: the Pistons don’t sweat at home.
Orlando is horrible.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: No odds available but a final score prediction is below.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Orlando 98 – Detroit 115
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