Free NBA Picks Today: Orlando Magic vs Detroit Pistons 4/2/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Orlando Magic vs Detroit Pistons 4/2/23
Sun 2nd April 2023

The Orlando Magic (33-44, 19-19 Home) play host to the Detroit Pistons (16-61, 7-31 Away), who will be looking to end their losing streak, on Sunday. Detroit dropped their last game against the Houston Rockets 121-115 at Toyota Center on Friday, their eighth loss in a row.

Marvin Bagley III was the leading scorer in defeat with 21 points. Cory Joseph added 17 points, five assists, four rebounds, and one steals. The Pistons are the 15th seed in the Eastern Conference. Orlando won on Friday at Capital One Arena, beating the Washington Wizards 116-109.

Paolo Banchero had 30 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, and three blocks, carrying the team. The Magic are the 13th seed in the Eastern Conference.

This marks the last meeting of the season between the teams. Orlando will be looking to even the season series after winning only one of the three earlier meetings, including a 108-106 victory at Amway Center on February 23. Franz Wagner led the Magic with 21 points, while Wendell Carter Jr. added 14 points and 14 rebounds.

Jaden Ivey had 25 points in the loss. Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 21.6 points per game to lead the Pistons in scoring this season. Meanwhile, Jalen Duren is grabbing 8.7 rebounds per game, and Killian Hayes is dishing 6.1 assists.

Banchero and Wagner have supplied much of the Magic’s offense, averaging 20.0 and 18.8 points per game, respectively. Carter Jr. is posting 8.7 rebounds per game, and Markelle Fultz is recording 5.7 assists.

The Magic have had the advantage in recent games between the teams at Amway Center, winning seven of the last 10. Detroit has dropped 12 in a row away from home this season. Orlando has won four in a row at home this season.

Detroit is 1-9 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -9.6 (107.1-116.7). Orlando has gone 6-4 over the last 10, scoring 114.7 points per game on average while allowing 112.7 (+2.0 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jaden Ivey: 34.0 | 24.8 | +9.2
Points per game:
Jaden Ivey: 22.2 | 15.8 | +6.4
Assists per game:
Jaden Ivey: 7.8 | 5.1 | +2.7


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Cole Anthony: 16.2 | 12.9 | +3.3
Rebounds per game:
Paolo Banchero: 9.4 | 6.8 | +2.6

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Orlando Magic -10.5 (-110)

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