(AP) – Detroit Pistons (15-44, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (24-35, 13th in the Eastern Conference)

Orlando, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Magic -6.5; over/under is 229

BOTTOM LINE: Detroit hits the road against Orlando looking to stop its four-game road losing streak.

The Magic are 12-25 in Eastern Conference games. Orlando allows 113.7 points to opponents and has been outscored by 2.8 points per game.

The Pistons have gone 6-27 against Eastern Conference opponents. Detroit is 9-13 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 14.4 turnovers per game.

The teams square off for the third time this season. The Pistons won the last meeting 121-101 on Dec. 29, with Alec Burks scoring 32 points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Franz Wagner is shooting 36.6% from beyond the arc with 1.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Magic, while averaging 18.9 points and 3.5 assists. Paolo Banchero is shooting 38.5% and averaging 17.6 points over the past 10 games for Orlando.

Bojan Bogdanovic averages 2.4 made 3-pointers per game for the Pistons, scoring 21.8 points while shooting 40.7% from beyond the arc. Jaden Ivey is shooting 43.5% and averaging 15.5 points over the last 10 games for Detroit.

LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 5-5, averaging 109.7 points, 42.9 rebounds, 23.1 assists, 8.5 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.2 points per game.

Pistons: 3-7, averaging 111.6 points, 40.7 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.9 points.

INJURIES: Magic: Cole Anthony: day to day (wrist).

Pistons: Marvin Bagley III: out (hand), Cade Cunningham: out for season (shin).


The Associated Press – Featured Image Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

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By Published On: February 22nd, 2023Categories: Detroit Pistons, NBA

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