The Detroit Pistons face Orlando Magic in the NBA League on Thursday night at the Little Caesars Arena, with Pistons hoping to play better after a 1-4 win-loss in recent week and Magic are looking for their first playoff appearance since the 2011-12 season.
Orlando thrashed Miami 104-99 on the road Tuesday night in their last contest. Detroit dropped a heartbreaker to the Denver Tuesday night in a 95-92 loss on the road in their previous game.
Pistons made a slow start over Nuggets scored only nine points in the first quarter and then trailed by 27 points in the first-half. Detroit Pistons came back strong in the second-half but that wasn’t enough to overcome a poor start. Blake Griffin contributed with 29 points, 15 rebounds, five assists, and one steal but missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime.
Detroit Pistons vs Orlando Magic Preview and Prediction
Orlando was lagging by nine points at halftime against Miami but bounced back strongly by outscoring the Heat 34-19 in the third quarter. Nikola Vucevic led the team with 24 points, 16 rebounds and five assists.
Detroit Pistons are looking forward to end their three-game losing streak against the Blazers, Warriors and Nuggets. The Pistons sits seventh in the Eastern Conference table with a 37-37 record, just one game ahead of the Miami Heat. The team have averaged 107.5 points on scoring and allowed 108 points per game.
Orlando Magic are in excellent form for the past few weeks as the club has registered fifth victory in a row to stay close of a playoff berth. Magic are in such a good shape since February that they have beaten some of the best teams in the NBA League, including the Warriors, the Raptors, the Sixers, the Pacers, and the Bucks. The team are eighth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 37-38 record and has averaged 106.3 points per game on shooting and allowed 106.1 points per game.
Magic are in exceptional form, even proved themselves to be a pretty consistent performer, while Pistons have remained inconsistent throughout the season. Both teams will be vying for the final play-off spot so we expect a tight match here. We suggest our punters to place bet on Total Points.
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