Tuesday, October 4 2022

Who’s Playing

Detroit @ Orlando

Current Records: Detroit 18-51; Orlando 18-52

What to Know

The Orlando Magic will play host again and welcome the Detroit Pistons to Amway Center, where tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET Thursday. 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 completely outmatched by the Brooklyn Nets at home and fell 150-108. The Magic were in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 86-56. Point guard Cole Anthony (19 points), power forward Wendell Carter Jr. (18 points), and center Moe Wagner (17 points) were the top scorers for Orlando.

Meanwhile, Detroit came up short against the Miami Heat on Tuesday, falling 105-98. The losing side was boosted by small forward Isaiah Livers, who had 16 points in addition to six rebounds.

Orlando is the favorite in this one, with an expected 3.5-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (4-1), so they might be worth a quick bet.

The losses put Orlando at 18-52 and the Pistons at 18-51. A pair of offensive stats to keep an eye on: The Magic have 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. ET
  • Where: Amway Center — Orlando, Florida
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $13.00


The Magic are a 3.5-point favorite against the Pistons, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 3.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Detroit have won 12 out of their last 22 games against Orlando.

  • Jan 28, 2022 – Orlando 119 vs. Detroit 103
  • Jan 08, 2022 – Detroit 97 vs. Orlando 92
  • Oct 30, 2021 – Detroit 110 vs. Orlando 103
  • May 03, 2021 – Orlando 119 vs. Detroit 112
  • Feb 23, 2021 – Detroit 105 vs. Orlando 93
  • Feb 21, 2021 – Orlando 105 vs. Detroit 96
  • Feb 12, 2020 – Orlando 116 vs. Detroit 112
  • Nov 25, 2019 – Detroit 103 vs. Orlando 88
  • Mar 28, 2019 – Detroit 115 vs. Orlando 98
  • Jan 16, 2019 – Detroit 120 vs. Orlando 115
  • Dec 30, 2018 – Orlando 109 vs. Detroit 107
  • Nov 07, 2018 – Detroit 103 vs. Orlando 96
  • Mar 02, 2018 – Orlando 115 vs. Detroit 106
  • Dec 28, 2017 – Orlando 102 vs. Detroit 89
  • Dec 17, 2017 – Detroit 114 vs. Orlando 110
  • Apr 12, 2017 – Orlando 113 vs. Detroit 109
  • Mar 24, 2017 – Orlando 115 vs. Detroit 87
  • Dec 04, 2016 – Orlando 98 vs. Detroit 92
  • Oct 28, 2016 – Detroit 108 vs. Orlando 82
  • Apr 06, 2016 – Detroit 108 vs. Orlando 104
  • Mar 23, 2016 – Detroit 118 vs. Orlando 102
  • Jan 04, 2016 – Detroit 115 vs. Orlando 89

Source: CBSSports.com


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