Pistons vs. Magic Prediction
Will the struggling Pistons cover the spread tonight as a small road favorite versus the Magic at 7:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Magic are 4-point home underdogs versus the Pistons, who opened as 2.5-point favorites. As for the total, the number currently sits at 206.5 after opening at 207 points.
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Detroit enters play tonight having lost six of its last 10 games and is just 4-6 against the spread during that same stretch. The Pistons have also gone just 34-38 at the betting window on the season, which includes a 12-23 ATS mark on the road.
Orlando has dropped seven of its last 10 games and is just 3-7 against the spread during that span as well. The Magic are a brutal 28-43 against the number on the season and is just 10-25 at the betting window at home this year.
OUR PREDICTION: The Pistons have covered in seven of their last eight games versus the Magic and are 19-9 against the spread in their last 28 games in Orlando. They're also 11-4 against the spread in their last 15 games playing on one day of rest and have covered in eight of their last 10 games coming off a loss of more than 10 points. On the other side, the Magic have failed to cover in six of their last seven games and are 9-24-1 against the spread in their last 34 home games.
FRIDAY NBA PREDICTION: DETROIT PISTONS -4