Detroit Pistons (16-27) at Orlando Magic (14-28)
Amway Arena – Orlando, FL
Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
TV: FOX Sports Detroit Plus
Radio: WXYT-FM 97.1 in Detroit (click here for affiliates)
Favorite: Magic by 2
The Orlando Magic are in the midst of a mid-season slump and the Detroit Pistons will look to keep them there. Losers of four straight and 15 of their last 17, the Magic are held out of last place only because they are lucky enough to be in the same division as the Charlotte Bobcats and Washington Wizards.
Streaks like that only happen when teams struggle on the road and at home. Fortunately for the Magic, they host an opponent tonight that has struggled on the road all season long. The Pistons have just four road wins on the year – only the Wizards have fewer with three. The Magic took the first two meetings from the Pistons this season before the Pistons beat the Magic 105-90 last week.
Tonight’s game wraps up a three-game road trip for the Pistons. They are 0-2 on the trip so far with losses at Chicago and Miami.
Prediction: Magic 96, Pistons 93