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Pistons vs. Magic line, picks: Advanced computer NBA model releases selections for Thursday matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Thursday's matchup between the Detroit Pistons and the Orlando Magic
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The Detroit Pistons and the Orlando Magic square off in an Eastern Conference matchup at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday. Orlando is favored by two points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 219 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). Before making any Pistons vs. Magic picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 21 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 78-48 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,400. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows the Pistons are good on the offensive glass. Detroit secures more than 27 percent of missed shots, and the Pistons average 13.8 second-chance points per game. The Pistons are also above-average in both free throw creation and free throw accuracy this season. On defense, Detroit is in the top eight of the NBA in turnover creation, and No. 4 in the league in fast break points allowed. Opponents are also producing only 12.5 second-chance points per game against the Pistons.

The model also knows the Magic are in the top ten in both assist rate and free throw accuracy on offense. On defense, Orlando is holding opponents to 52.3 percent shooting inside the arc, and opponents are scoring only 44.6 points per game in the paint. The Magic are also strong on the defensive glass, securing 73.2 percent of rebounds. Detroit is No. 28 in the NBA in offense and No. 29 in the league in field goal percentage.

Now, it has set its sights on Pistons vs. Magic. We can tell you the model is leaning over the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

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