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.
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