In this battle between two squads sitting outside the playoff places of their respective conference, the Orlando Magic (34-38), looking to extend their current small winning streak, are hosting the Memphis Grizzlies (29-42), who are coming off a huge home victory and want to continue on the winning ways.
Date/Time: 03-22-2019, 19:00 EDT
Spread: Orlando Magic -7
Orlando Magic have a 34-38 record (38-33-1 against the spread) so far this season and are currently tied with the Hornets in the 9th place of the East. They have three consecutive wins and in their last game they won at home against the Pelicans with a 119-96 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Nikola Vucevic with 20.6 ppg, adding 3.9 dimes and a team high 12.2 boards per game. He is followed by Aaron Gordon with 16.1 ppg, 3.6 dimes and 7.4 boards per game.
Memphis Grizzlies have a 29-42 record (33-38 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the second to last place of the West. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak by winning at home against the Rockets with a 126-125 score in overtime, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Mike Conley with 20.9 ppg, adding a team high 6.5 dimes per game. He is followed by Jonas Valanciunas with 19.1 ppg and a team high 8.5 boards per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Grizzlies won at home with a 105-97 score. Magic have a 19-16 home record, while the Grizzlies are 10-25 on the road. Magic are better offensively, scoring 105.9 ppg to Grizzlies’ 102.5, while Grizzlies are better defensively, allowing 104.9 ppg to Magic’s 106.1. Both teams have almost identical field goal percentage (45.2% to 45%), while Magic have a better 3-point percentage (35.4% to 33.8%). Magic are better both in boards grabbed (45.3 to 41), in dimes made (25 to 23.8) and in turnovers committed (12.8 to 13.3). Magic are the favorite at home and Vegas odds give them a -7 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Orlando Magic Prediction: Orlando Magic -7 (-108)
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