Check out our free Magic vs Grizzlies pick and preview for this NBA game in Memphis. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Magic vs Grizzlies NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Orlando Magic at Memphis Grizzlies
- Where: Memphis at FedExForum
- Date: Tuesday, March 28th
- Betting Odds MEM -8, ORL +245 | MEM -304 O/U 235.0
So far, the Magic have put together an overall record of 32-43, while going 42-32-1 vs the spread. The Magic entered today’s game having picked up 3 straight wins. They have won these games by an average of 9.33 points.
The Magic will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Nets by a score of 119-106. Heading into the game, they were 1 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Orlando entered the second half with a 9a point lead, and were able to slightly extend that margin and prevent a second half comeback by the Nets. In the win, Cole Anthony led the team in scoring with 21 points on a field goal percentage of 61.5%.
The Grizzlies come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 47-27. So far, the team has gone 35-37-2 against the spread. The Grizzlies entered today’s game having picked up 6 straight wins. This has come on an average scoring differential of 11.67 points per game.
The Grizzlies will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Hawks by a score of 123-119. Heading into the game, they were 1 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Memphis went on to win the game, as they led by 5 heading into halftime. In the win, Ja Morant led the team in scoring with 27 points on a field goal percentage of 52.9%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Grizzlies picked up the 123-115 win over the Magic. The Grizzlies point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 6.5 point favorite. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Similar to their season-long average, the Magic averaged 105.5 points per game vs the Grizzlies. On the other side, Memphis saw an improvement in their scoring numbers when playing the Magic, as they averaged 129.5 points per game in these matchups. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Grizzlies have an average scoring margin of +15 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 4-1. The over-under record in these same games is 3-2, with the teams combining for an average of 219 points per game.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 75 games, Orlando is averaging 111.8 points per game (26th). Coming into today’s game, the Magic will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.6 made 3’s per game. If the Orlando offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 14.3 turnovers per game.
Defensively, Orlando has had its problems giving up an average of 112.23 points per game (20th).
Small-Forward Franz Wagner currently leads the Magic at 18.7 points per game. For the season, he is 95th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 16.3% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Wagner is averaging 4.1 boards and 3.6 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 17th ranked defense at defending small-forwards. Paolo Banchero enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 68 games, he is averaging 19.8 and is 170th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Coming into today’s action, Memphis is averaging 116.8 points per contest. This figure places them 9th in the league. So far, Memphis is averaging 100.7 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Heading into the game, the Grizzlies will look to continue with their formula of playing fast and getting to the basket, as they are near the top of the league in two-point fields made per game.
Defensively, the Grizzlies are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 109.93 points per contest (12th).
In this game against the Magic, Desmond Bane is expected to take on a larger offensive role for the Grizzlies. In his 52 games this season, Bane has averaged 21.2 points per game and hit 47.7% of his field goal attempts. The team’s leading scorer, Ja Morant, is listed as doubtful for this game, making Bane the top candidate to lead the team in scoring. He is 62nd in the league in usage rate this season. He will be matched up against a Orlando defense that has struggled against shooting guards, ranking 6th in the league in points allowed to players at that position.
Magic vs Grizzlies Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Grizzlies -8
- Free Total Prediction: Under 235.0