Memphis Grizzlies vs Orlando Magic NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Memphis Grizzlies vs Orlando Magic Prediction 3/30/2024

The Memphis Grizzlies (24-49) travel to face off against the Orlando Magic (42-31) on Saturday, March 30th. This game will be played at Kia Center in Orlando and televised on BSF. Both the Grizzlies and Magic will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

Grizzlies vs Magic

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The Grizzlies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Grizzlies fell to the Lakers by a score of 136-124. Alonside their straight-up loss, the Grizzlies failed to cover the spread as +4.5 point underdogs. Before the game, the over/under line was 224 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.

As of now, the Grizzlies are 24-49 overall and have gone 1-4 in their last five games. In the Western Conference, they currently sit in 13th place and are in 4th place in the Southwest division.

Memphis arrives with an ATS record of 35-38 for the season up to this point. Memphis has gone 5-11 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 30-27 when playing as underdogs.

The Magic Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Magic’s most recent game versus the Clippers saw Paolo Banchero lead the Magic with 23 points while shooting 8/18 from the field. Jalen Suggs put up 15 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Orlando ended up losing the game with a final score of 100-97.

As they prepare to take on the Grizzlies, the Magic come in with an overall record of 42-31 and are looking to snap their three game losing streak. At home, the Magic have gone 25-12 compared to their 17-19 mark on the road this season.

For this season, Orlando has an ATS record of 47-26, along with an ongoing three game losing streak against the spread. During this season, Orlando has a 23-8 record against the spread as favorites and 24-18 as underdogs.

Grizzlies Offense Breakdown

In 73 games games, Memphis has an average of 106.1 points per game (30th).

The Grizzlies have struggled to score this season, averaging just 106.1 points per game, which is 30th in the NBA. However, they have been slightly better on the road, averaging 108.3 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Memphis is 5th in the league in attempts but just 30th in three-point percentage at 34%. Overall, they are 30th in field goal percentage.

So far, the Grizzlies have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 21.9% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 16th in the league at 98.2 possessions per game.

Magic Offense Breakdown

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The Magic come into today’s game as the 26th ranked scoring offense at 110.4 points per game.

When playing at home, the Magic are averaging 112.6 points per game, which is 20th in the league. Overall, Orlando is 26th in scoring at 110.4 points per game.

Despite being 27th in road scoring, the Magic have been able to get to the free-throw line frequently this season. They are 1st in the NBA in free throw attempts per game.

Orlando is 14th in field goal percentage and 13th in two-point shooting. However, they are last in the league in three-point shooting at 35%.

Grizzlies Team Defense

In terms of defense, Grizzlies is currently on par with the NBA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 113.1 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Grizzlies are forcing 14.3 per game, which is 26th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 4th in blocked shots at 6.2 per game.

Magic Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Magic’s defense is giving up an average of 108.5 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Magic are causing 13.9 turnovers per game, ranking 24th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 12th in rejections, averaging 5.2 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Grizzlies And Magic

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Jaren Jackson Jr. will be the primary scorer for the Grizzlies, with 22 points and going 8/17 from the field. This season, he is averaging 22.3 points per game along with 5.6 boards.

On the flip side, our predictions place Paolo Banchero as the leading scorer for the Magic. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 22 while also collecting 7 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 46.4%, and he is contributing 22.5 points per game on average.

Grizzlies vs Magic Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Grizzlies have a straight up record of 3-7 while going 6-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 106 points per game in this stretch.
  • Although Orlando has a straight up record of 7-3 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 6-4. The team averaged 104 points per game in these games.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Grizzlies have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Magic have an ATS record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 3-2.

Grizzlies vs Magic Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Magic vs. Grizzlies game, we suggest taking the Grizzlies at +12.5. Even though our predictions have the Magic winning 109-101, we see the Grizzlies as the better choice on the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 207 and our model has the Grizzlies and Magic finishing with a combined 210 points. Our pick is to take the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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