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
Injury Report as of May 3
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)
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)
|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).
Pistons Key Players
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
|Wendell Carter Jr.||50||11.5||8.1||2.0||0.7||0.8||0.3|
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.
- 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|
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