Pistons vs. Magic Prediction and Odds (Pistons to Stay Hot)

The Pistons have become the best spread bet in the NBA and take on Detroit tonight at 7:00 PM EST
The Pistons have become the best spread bet in the NBA and take on Detroit tonight at 7:00 PM EST / Michael Reaves/GettyImages

The 18-51 Detroit Pistons bring a four-game losing streak into their matchup with the 18-52 Orlando Magic today at 7:00 p.m. EST.

Despite their losing streak, the Pistons have been the best spread bet in the NBA for the last month. They're a ridiculous 10-0-2 against the spread (ATS) over their last dozen games and the last time they lost a spread bet was Feb. 14. That'll play.

But the Magic have been friendly to bettors as well, amassing a 7-3 ATS record over their last 10 games. They beat Detroit 117-103 in January but the Pistons have two wins over Orlando this year as well.

Can Cade Cunningham and Motor City stay hot or will the Magic cover as short home favorites?

Let's check out the odds over at WynnBET to find out:

Pistons vs Magic Odds, Spread and Total


  • Pistons +2.5 (-110)
  • Magic -2.5 (-110)


  • Pistons: +120
  • Magic: -145


  • 219 (Over -110/Under -110)

Pistons vs Magic Prediction and Pick

The Pistons shouldn't be underdogs here. As Cunningham as gotten comfortable and the roster around him, namely Jerami Grant, has gotten healthy, Detroit has turned into a serviceable basketball team! They're 19th in the league in net rating over the last dozen games while Orlando is 26th.

I'll admit, the Magic have covered the spread in four straight as a favorite, including against Detroit, but this Pistons squad is rolling. This version of Motor City is much better than any of those teams Orlando beat and have kept it close against good teams like the Heat, Bulls, Raptors and Celtics.

I'm big on riding recent form and Detroit is going to be an auto-bet until they get the respect from oddsmakers they deserve. They've covered the spread in six straight as a road underdog while Orlando has lost four of five at home.

No need to overcomplicate things - the Pistons are the better team and will come away with a win.

Pick: Pistons +120

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