Two teams from opposing conferences coming off victories in their latest matchups are clashing today, when the Memphis Grizzlies (27-40), who have been playing better lately and have lost only once in their last 4 games, are hosting the Orlando Magic (31-36), who are looking to turn their latest victory into a streak.
Date/Time: 03-10-2019, 18:00 EDT
Spread: Memphis Grizzlies -0.5
Memphis Grizzlies have a 27-40 record (31-36 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the second to last place of the West. They have won three of their last four matches and in their last game they won at home against the Jazz with a 114-104 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Mike Conley with 20.5 ppg, adding a team high 6.3 dimes per game. He is followed by Jonas Valanciunas with 19.2 ppg and a team high 8.9 boards per game.
Orlando Magic have a 31-36 record (35-31-1 against the spread) so far this season and are currently tied with the Hornets in the 8th place of the East. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak by winning at home against the Mavericks with a 111-106 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Nikola Vucevic with 20.6 ppg, adding 4 dimes and a team high 12 boards per game. He is followed by Aaron Gordon with 16 ppg, 3.6 dimes and 7.4 boards per game.
Magic won both meetings against the Grizzlies last season (at home by 7 points and on the road by 2). Grizzlies have a 17-17 home record, while the Magic are 13-20 on the road. Magic are better offensively, scoring 105.9 ppg to Grizzlies’ 101.6, while Grizzlies are better defensively, allowing 103.8 ppg to Magic’s 106.8. Both teams have almost identical field goal percentage (45.2% to 45.1%), while Magic have a better 3-point percentage (35.5% to 33.8%). Magic are better both in boards grabbed (44.6 to 40.9), in dimes made (25 to 23.6) and in turnovers committed (12.9 to 13.4). Grizzlies have been playing better lately and Vegas odds give them a -0.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory.
Orlando Magic vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction: Memphis Grizzlies -0.5 (-110)
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