While the Orlando Magic are looking to complete their four-game homestand with a perfect mark, the Detroit Pistons hope to get in the win column for the first time during their five-game road trip. Orlando has won the first three games of its stretch at Amway Center -- including Sunday's 105-96 triumph over Detroit, which has lost the first three contests on its trek. The Magic (13-18) attempt to reach their goal when they host the Pistons on Tuesday. Detroit (8-22) will again be without guard Delon Wright due to a groin injury that will sideline him for two weeks as it looks to improve upon its league-worst 2-14 road record.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. William Hill Sportsbook lists Orlando as a four-point favorite, while the over-under is 210.5 in the latest Magic vs. Pistons odds. Before making any Pistons vs. Magic picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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- Magic vs. Pistons spread: Orlando -4
- Magic vs. Pistons over-under: 210.5 points
- Magic vs. Pistons money line: Orlando -165, Detroit +145
- ORL: The Magic are 5-1 against the spread in their last six contests
- DET: The Pistons are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games at Orlando
Why the Magic can cover
Orlando is looking to match its longest winning streak of the season, as it began 2020-21 with four consecutive victories. Nikola Vucevic was the leading scorer for the Magic in Sunday's triumph with 37 points on 14-of-27 shooting. The 30-year-old has registered four straight double-doubles and tops the team with 24.1 points and 11.7 rebounds.
The Magic have benefited from the return of Evan Fournier, who missed five games earlier this month with a back injury. Orlando lost four of those five contests but has gone 3-0 since the 28-year-old shooting guard has returned to action. Fournier has averaged 25.3 points over the three games, setting his season high with 28 against Golden State on Friday before eclipsing it with 29 versus the Pistons two days later.
Why the Pistons can cover
Jerami Grant led five players in double figures with 24 points in Sunday's setback. It was a solid bounce-back effort from the 26-year-old small forward, who was 8-for-16 from the field after converting only five of his 20 attempts two days earlier at Memphis. Grant leads the Pistons in scoring with 23.5 points and also is first with 1.2 blocks.
Josh Jackson scored 17 points off the bench for the Pistons and grabbed 10 rebounds for his first double-double since April 1, 2019 against Cleveland. The 24-year-old shooting guard has reached double digits in points in 10 of his last 11 contests. Rookie point guard Saben Lee hit double figures for the first time in the NBA, finishing with 12 points in 33 minutes after amassing 18 in 70 minutes over his first eight career outings.
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