Pistons Vs Magic: NBA Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – May 3, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on May 3, 2021

The Detroit Pistons (19-45) host the Orlando Magic (20-44) in a matchup of Central Division teams at Little Caesars Arena, starting at 7:00 PM ET on Monday, May 3, 2021. The Pistons are 2-point favorites in the game, the third matchup between the squads this season. The over/under in the matchup is 213.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of May 3, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Pistons vs Magic Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of May 3

Pistons:
Wayne Ellington: Day To Day (Calves),
Cory Joseph: Day To Day (Ankle),
Rodney McGruder: Out (Elbow),
Jahlil Okafor: Day To Day (Personal),
Dennis Smith Jr.: Day To Day (Knee),
Hamidou Diallo: Day To Day (Knee),
Jerami Grant: Day To Day (Knee)

Magic:
Jonathan Isaac: Out For Season (Knee),
Terrence Ross: Out (Back),
Otto Porter Jr.: Out (Foot),
Devin Cannady: Out For Season (Ankle),
Chuma Okeke: Out (Ankle),
James Ennis III: Out (Calf),
Markelle Fultz: Out For Season (Knee),
Michael Carter-Williams: Out (Ankle)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Pistons (-2)
Total Pick Over (213.5)
Prediction Pistons 112, Magic 105

The Pistons are the bet in this contest. They’re favored by 5.4 more points in the model than DraftKings (7.4 to 2).

In this game, the model projects a total (217.2 points) a little higher than the DraftKings over/under (213.5 points).

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Pistons Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jerami Grant 53 22.5 4.6 2.8 0.7 1.1 2.2
Josh Jackson 58 13.5 4.0 2.2 0.8 0.7 1.2
Saddiq Bey 62 11.6 4.3 1.3 0.8 0.2 2.4
Hamidou Diallo 48 10.8 5.0 2.0 0.8 0.4 0.4
Mason Plumlee 55 10.3 9.3 3.6 0.8 0.9 0.0

Pistons Player Props

  • Jerami Grant’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 24.5, 2.0 points higher than his season average of 22.5.
  • Killian Hayes’ PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 20.5, 7.6 greater than his season average of 12.9.
  • Wayne Ellington’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 1.0 shot lower than his season average of 2.5.
  • Hayes’ steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.3 steals higher than his season average of 1.2.

Magic Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Terrence Ross 46 15.6 3.4 2.3 1.0 0.5 1.9
Cole Anthony 39 12.4 4.6 4.3 0.7 0.4 1.2
Wendell Carter Jr. 50 11.5 8.1 2.0 0.7 0.8 0.3
Dwayne Bacon 64 10.8 3.0 1.2 0.6 0.1 0.9
Gary Harris 31 10.3 2.3 2.2 0.8 0.3 1.2

Magic Player Props

  • Terrence Ross’ PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 23.5, 2.1 greater than his season average of 21.4.
  • Wendell Carter Jr.’s rebounding prop over/under for the matchup is set at 11.5 boards, 3.4 rebounds greater than his season average of 8.1.
  • Ross’ three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.4 shots less than his season average of 1.9.
  • Chuma Okeke’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.4 steals higher than his season average of 1.1.

Shooting Trends

  • The Pistons are shooting 45% from the field this season, two percentage points lower than the 47% the Magic allow to opponents.
  • Detroit is 17-5 against the spread and 12-11 overall when it shoots higher than 47% from the field.
  • Orlando’s record is 13-8-1 against the spread and 10-12 overall when its opponents make more than 45% of their shots from the field.
  • The Magic have shot at a 43% rate from the field this season, 4.6 percentage points fewer than the 47.6% shooting opponents of the Pistons have averaged.
  • Orlando is 12-0 against the spread and 11-1 overall when it shoots better than 47.6% from the field.
  • This season, Detroit has a 9-4-1 record against the spread and an 8-6 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot higher than 43% from the field.
  • The Pistons are knocking down 35.5% of their three-point shots this season, 1.7% lower than the 37.2% the Magic allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Detroit is 19-4 against the spread and 12-12 overall when it shoots better than 37.2% from distance.
  • Orlando has put up a 20-10-1 against the spread while going 14-17 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot higher than 35.5% from deep.
  • The Magic’s three-point shooting percentage this season (34.6%) is 2.1 percentage points lower than opponents of the Pistons are averaging (36.7%).
  • Orlando is 16-6-2 ATS and 10-14 overall when the team hits more than 36.7% of its three-point attempts.
  • Detroit has a 16-8-1 ATS record and a 15-12 straight-up record this season when it hits more than 34.6% of its three-point attempts.
  • The Pistons hit 11.8 three-pointers per game this season, only 0.7 more made shots on average than the 11.1 per game the Magic allow.
  • When Detroit makes more three-pointers than its opponents, it is 23-9 against the spread and 16-17 overall. When Orlando is out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it is 14-25-1 ATS and 9-31 straight up.
  • The Pistons rank 21st in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Magic allow the 25th-fewest made threes in the league.

Pistons vs Magic Stat Rankings

Pistons Rank Pistons AVG Magic AVG Magic Rank
26th 107.1 Points Scored 104 29th
11th 111.1 Points Allowed 112.2 17th
19th 42.9 Rebounds 45.2 12th
15th 9.8 Off. Rebounds 10.3 11th
21st 11.8 3pt Made 11.1 24th
18th 24.4 Assists 22 28th
22nd 14.1 Turnovers 12.2 5th

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