Through 2 Quarters
Fans are certainly getting their money’s worth as the Detroit Pistons and the Orlando Magic have combined for 135 points two quarters in. Detroit has taken charge with a 73-62 advantage over Orlando despite their earlier 2-point deficit.
Small forward Saddiq Bey has taken over for the Pistons, currently boasting 30 points (41% of their total) and three dimes in addition to three rebounds and two steals. One thing to keep an eye out for is Isaiah Livers’ foul situation as he currently sits at three.
This is the most points Detroit has had yet this season going into the third quarter.
Detroit @ Orlando
Current Records: Detroit 18-51; Orlando 18-52
What to Know
The Orlando Magic’s homestand continues as they prepare to take on the Detroit Pistons at 7 p.m. ET March 17 at Amway Center. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they’ll have plenty of motivation to get the ‘W.’
The night started off rough for Orlando on Tuesday, and it ended that way, too. They were dealt a punishing 150-108 loss at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets. The Magic were in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 86-56. The top scorers for Orlando were point guard Cole Anthony (19 points), power forward Wendell Carter Jr. (18 points), and center Moe Wagner (17 points).
Meanwhile, Detroit came up short against the Miami Heat on Tuesday, falling 105-98. A silver lining for Detroit was the play of small forward Isaiah Livers, who had 16 points in addition to six rebounds.
Barring any buzzer beaters, Orlando is expected to win a tight contest Thursday. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (4-1), so they might be worth a quick bet.
The Magic are now 18-52 while the Pistons sit at 18-51. A pair of offensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Orlando has only been able to knock down 43.40% percent of their shots, which is the third lowest field goal percentage in the league. Detroits have had an even harder time: they have only been able to knock down 42.60% percent of their shots, which is the second lowest field goal percentage in the league. It could be a slow night.
How To Watch
When: Thursday at 7 p.m. ETWhere: Amway Center — Orlando, FloridaTV: NBATVOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $13.00
The Magic are a 3-point favorite against the Pistons, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Magic as a 3.5-point favorite.
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Detroit have won 12 out of their last 22 games against Orlando.
Jan 28, 2022 – Orlando 119 vs. Detroit 103Jan 08, 2022 – Detroit 97 vs. Orlando 92Oct 30, 2021 – Detroit 110 vs. Orlando 103May 03, 2021 – Orlando 119 vs. Detroit 112Feb 23, 2021 – Detroit 105 vs. Orlando 93Feb 21, 2021 – Orlando 105 vs. Detroit 96Feb 12, 2020 – Orlando 116 vs. Detroit 112Nov 25, 2019 – Detroit 103 vs. Orlando 88Mar 28, 2019 – Detroit 115 vs. Orlando 98Jan 16, 2019 – Detroit 120 vs. Orlando 115Dec 30, 2018 – Orlando 109 vs. Detroit 107Nov 07, 2018 – Detroit 103 vs. Orlando 96Mar 02, 2018 – Orlando 115 vs. Detroit 106Dec 28, 2017 – Orlando 102 vs. Detroit 89Dec 17, 2017 – Detroit 114 vs. Orlando 110Apr 12, 2017 – Orlando 113 vs. Detroit 109Mar 24, 2017 – Orlando 115 vs. Detroit 87Dec 04, 2016 – Orlando 98 vs. Detroit 92Oct 28, 2016 – Detroit 108 vs. Orlando 82Apr 06, 2016 – Detroit 108 vs. Orlando 104Mar 23, 2016 – Detroit 118 vs. Orlando 102Jan 04, 2016 – Detroit 115 vs. Orlando 89
Injury Report for Orlando
Chuma Okeke: Game-Time Decision (Knee)Wendell Carter Jr.: Out (Ankle)Jalen Suggs: Out (Ankle)Bol Bol: Out for the Season (Foot)Jonathan Isaac: Out for the Season (Knee)
Injury Report for Detroit
Jerami Grant: Out (Knee)Hamidou Diallo: Out (Finger)Frank Jackson: Out (Back)Cade Cunningham: Out (Illness)Chris Smith: Out (Knee)