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The Orlando Magic (13-18) host the Detroit Pistons (8-22) as 3-point favorites after Nikola Vucevic racked up 37 points in the Magic’s 105-96 victory over the Pistons. The game airs on FS-FL at 7:00 PM ET on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. The over/under is 208.5 for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from William Hill sportsbook as of February 22, 2021, 6:25 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Magic vs Pistons Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of February 23

Magic:
Jonathan Isaac: Out For Season (Knee),
Cole Anthony: Out (Rib),
Aaron Gordon: Out (Ankle),
Markelle Fultz: Out For Season (Knee)

Pistons:
Jahlil Okafor: Out (Knee),
Delon Wright: Out (Right Adductor),
Blake Griffin: Out (Not with Team),
Killian Hayes: Out (Hip)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Pistons (+3)
Total Pick Over (208.5)
Prediction Magic 110, Pistons 108

The model favors the Magic by 1.9 points, just 1.1 fewer than the 3-point spread set by William Hill.

The William Hill point total for this game is more than two possessions lower (9.7 points) than the model projection. Put your money on the over.

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Magic Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Nikola Vucevic 31 24.1 11.7 3.6 1.1 0.6 2.5
Evan Fournier 17 19.1 2.9 3.9 1.0 0.4 2.5
Terrence Ross 30 15.7 3.3 2.1 1.0 0.5 2.1
Aaron Gordon 19 13.8 7.2 4.2 0.7 0.8 1.6
Markelle Fultz 8 12.9 3.1 5.4 0.9 0.3 0.5

Magic Player Props

  • Vucevic’s points prop total for the contest is set at 21.5, 2.6 points lower than his season average of 24.1.
  • Markelle Fultz’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 25.5, 4.1 greater than his season average of 21.4.
  • Evan Fournier’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, equal to his season average of 2.5.
  • Mohamed Bamba’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 0.5, 0.3 blocks lower than his season average of 0.8.

Pistons Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jerami Grant 30 23.5 5.1 3.0 0.7 1.2 2.5
Josh Jackson 28 13.0 4.3 1.9 0.9 0.9 1.4
Blake Griffin 20 12.3 5.2 3.9 0.8 0.2 2.0
Delon Wright 29 10.7 4.6 4.9 1.4 0.5 1.0
Wayne Ellington 23 10.3 1.8 1.4 0.4 0.2 2.6

Pistons Player Props

  • Jerami Grant’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 33.5, 1.9 higher than his season average of 31.6.
  • Delon Wright’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 22.5, 2.3 greater than his season average of 20.2.
  • Wayne Ellington’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots lower than his season average of 2.6.
  • Wright’s steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals higher than his season average of 1.4.

Shooting Trends

  • The Magic are shooting 43.2% from the field this season, five percentage points lower than the 48.2% the Pistons allow to opponents.
  • Orlando has a 6-0 record against the spread and a 6-0 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 48.2% from the field.
  • Detroit has a 2-4 record against the spread and a 2-5 record overall when allowing its opponents to knock down more than 43.2% of their shots from the field.
  • The Pistons are shooting 43.5% from the field, 3.1% lower than the 46.6% the Magic’s opponents have shot this season.
  • Detroit has put together a 6-1 record against the spread and a 4-3 straight up record in games it shoots better than 46.6% from the field.
  • Orlando is 4-3 against the spread and 5-2 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot greater than 43.5% from the field.
  • The Magic’s 35.2% three-point shooting percentage this season is 2.7 percentage points lower than opponents of the Pistons have shot from beyond the arc (37.9%).
  • Orlando has a 9-2 record against the spread and a 7-4 record overall when the team makes more than 37.9% of its three-point shots.
  • Detroit has put up a 5-5-1 against the spread while going 4-8 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot better than 35.2% from downtown.
  • The Pistons shoot 34.9% from beyond the arc this season. That’s 1.9 percentage points lower than the Magic have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (36.8%).
  • Detroit is 10-3 ATS and 5-9 overall when the team hits more than 36.8% of its three-point attempts.
  • Orlando has a 7-4 ATS record and a 7-4 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 34.9% from three-point range.
  • The Magic make 11.5 three-pointers per game this season, 1.1 fewer makes per game than the Pistons allow (12.6).
  • Detroit has gone 10-5-1 against the spread and 6-11 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Orlando makes fewer threes than its opponents, it is 6-13 ATS and 5-14 straight up.
  • The Magic make the 23rd-most three-pointers in the league, while the Pistons give up the 11th-fewest makes from beyond the arc.
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Magic vs Pistons Stat Rankings

Magic Rank Magic AVG Pistons AVG Pistons Rank
28th 105.5 Points Scored 107.8 24th
8th 110.8 Points Allowed 108.9 18th
6th 47.2 Rebounds 42.7 19th
4th 11.1 Off. Rebounds 10.5 14th
23rd 11.5 3pt Made 12.6 17th
27th 22.5 Assists 24 20th
6th 12.7 Turnovers 13.8 17th

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