Through 3 Quarters

Both the Detroit Pistons and the Orlando Magic suffered losses in their previous contests, and after three quarters neither squad is closer to making up for it this week. The Pistons and Orlando are all tied up at 73.

Small forward Saddiq Bey has led the way so far for Detroit, as he has 16 points along with six boards. One thing to keep an eye out for is Cade Cunningham's foul situation as he currently sits at four.

The Magic have been relying on shooting guard Gary Harris, who has shot 5-for-9 from downtown and has recorded 23 points and six rebounds, and point guard Cole Anthony, who has 16 points and five assists in addition to five rebounds.

Who's Playing

Orlando @ Detroit

Current Records: Orlando 7-32; Detroit 7-30

What to Know

The Detroit Pistons will be returning home after a three-game road trip. They will take on the Orlando Magic at 7 p.m. ET Saturday at Little Caesars Arena. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this matchup.

Detroit was expected to have a tough go of it on Thursday, and that's exactly how things played out. 2022 "welcomed" them with a 118-88 beatdown courtesy of the Memphis Grizzlies. The Pistons were down 90-68 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. Point guard Killian Hayes just could not get things rolling his way, playing for 29 minutes but putting up just five points on 2-for-10 shooting and four turnovers.

Meanwhile, Orlando came up short against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, falling 116-106. Despite the defeat, Orlando had strong showings from point guard Cole Anthony, who had 26 points and seven assists in addition to five boards, and center Mo Bamba, who had 19 points along with eight rebounds.

Barring any buzzer beaters, Detroit is expected to win a tight contest. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.

Detroit is now 7-30 while the Magic sit at 7-32. A couple offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Pistons have only been able to knock down 41.40% percent of their shots, which is the second lowest field goal percentage in the league. Orlando has experienced some struggles of their own as they have only been able to knock down 42.70% percent of their shots, which is the third lowest field goal percentage in the league. It could be a slow night.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Little Caesars Arena -- Detroit, Michigan
  • TV: Bally Sports - Detroit
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $18.68

Odds

The Pistons are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Magic, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Pistons as a 2.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Detroit have won 11 out of their last 20 games against Orlando.

  • 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

Injury Report for Detroit

  • Frank Jackson: Out (Covid-19)
  • Isaiah Livers: Out (Foot)
  • Kelly Olynyk: Out (Knee)
  • Chris Smith: Out (Knee)
  • Jerami Grant: Out (Thumb)

Injury Report for Orlando

  • Wendell Carter Jr.: Game-Time Decision (Hamstring)
  • Cole Anthony: Game-Time Decision (Ankle)
  • Robin Lopez: Out (Covid-19)
  • E'Twaun Moore: Out (Knee)
  • Jalen Suggs: Out (Thumb)
  • Markelle Fultz: Out (Covid-19)
  • Michael Carter-Williams: Out (Ankle)
  • Jonathan Isaac: Out (Knee)