[7:40 PM] Magic @ Pistons

Who will WIN this matchup?

Orlando Magic (0-1)

@ Detroit Pistons (0-1)


Current odds:

Orlando Magic: (+150)

Detroit Pistons: (-170)


ESPN simulations have Orlando as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Detroit to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The line for this game is Pistons by 4 points.

The Detroit Pistons will be without point guard Reggie Jackson for at least the first month and, if the first game is any indication, will be eagerly anticipating his return. The Pistons will look for their first win when they host another team that did not get off to its preferred start in the Orlando Magic on Friday.

Orlando’s interior defensive issues should be helped by center Bismack Biyombo, who will make his season debut on Friday after serving a one-game suspension in the opener. Biyombo broke out for the Toronto Raptors last season and turned it into a four-year, $72 million, free agent deal with the Magic. Biyombo will quickly try to find some chemistry with established center Nikola Vucevic and forward Serge Ibaka, who managed 14 points and seven rebounds in his team debut on Wednesday after being acquired in a draft night trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Detroit was outrebounded 55-49 and allowed 54 points in the paint in its 109-91 loss to the Raptors. The Pistons went 4-of-22 from 3-point range in the loss, with the starting backcourt duo of Smith and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope going 0-of-7.

The Pistons have taken six straight in the series by an average of 15.5 points.

Magic SG Evan Fournier scored a team-high 20 points in the opener.

Detroit SF Tobias Harris scored a team-high 22 points in the opener and averaged 15.5 points in two games against the Magic last season after being acquired in a trade from Orlando.


StreakSmarts Pick: Detroit Pistons

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick