The Orlando Magic (23-21) travel to face off against the Memphis Grizzlies (17-27) on Friday, January 26th. This game will be played at FedExForum in Memphis and televised on BSSE. The Grizzlies are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Magic are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Heat. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.
Magic vs Grizzlies
The Magic Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, the Magic tell to the Cavaliers by a score of 126-99. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Magic couldn’t cover the spread as +2 point underdogs. Before the game, the over/under line was 215 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.
Currently 2nd in the Southeast division, the Magic are looking to stay above .500 as they face the Grizzlies. In the Eastern Conference, they are 8th overall with a record of 23-21.
Orlando has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 28-16 against the spread. On the road, the Magic have an ATS record of 14-9, as opposed to a 14-7 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Grizzlies Are Coming Off A Win
In their last game, the Grizzlies defeated the Heat with a final score of 105-96. the Grizzlies entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 49-42.
As they prepare for today’s game, the Grizzlies have an overall record of 17-27 and are looking to build on their two game winning streak. In Western Conference play, the Grizzlies are 12-21 compared to a 5-6 record in non-conference games.
The Grizzlies have successfully covered the spread in their last two games and hold an overall ATS record of 19-25. The Grizzlies maintain an ATS record of 14-11 on the road, while they have a 5-14 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
Magic Offense Breakdown
Through 44 games games, Orlando is averaging 111.4 points per game (25th).
So far this season, the Magic have struggled to score, ranking 25th in the league with 111.4 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 109.0 points per game.
Heading into the game, Orlando has been below the NBA scoring average in 63.6% of their games. They have also scored less than their own average in each of their last eight games.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Magic are last in the league in both three-point percentage (34%) and made threes per game (10.7). However, they have been effective at getting to the free-throw line, ranking 3rd in free-throw attempts.
Grizzlies Offense Breakdown
Through 44 games games, Memphis is averaging 107.8 points per game (30th).
When it comes to scoring, the Grizzlies are one of the worst teams in the league, averaging just 107.8 points per game (30th). At home, they are even worse, averaging just 105.2 points per game.
Despite their struggles to score, Memphis has been one of the most aggressive teams from beyond the arc, attempting the 5th most three-pointers per game. However, they are just 28th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%.
So far this season, the Grizzlies have been below the NBA scoring average in 75% of their games. Overall, they are 29th in field goal percentage and 24th in free throw attempts per game.
Magic Team Defense
This season, the Magic defense has been impressive, holding the 6th position in the league while permitting an average of 111.2 points per contest. In their previous matchup vs. the Cavaliers, the Magic’s defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 56% leading to 126 points.
Grizzlies Team Defense
So far, the Grizzlies defense is giving up 112.9 points per contest, which has them sitting 13th in the NBA. One thing to note, is they have given up more points than their season average in two straight matchups. The Grizzlies defense is coming off a game in which they held the Heat offense to just 45% shooting. Overall, they gave up 96 points to Miami.
Key Players For The Magic And Grizzlies
In today’s game, our projections have Paolo Banchero leading the Magic with 21 points on 7/17 shooting from the field. This season, he is averaging 22.5 points per game along with 7 boards.
As for Memphis, Jaren Jackson Jr. is projected to be the primary scorer for the Grizzlies. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 21, and adding 6 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 45.1% and is averaging 21.6 points per contest.
Magic vs Grizzlies Trends
- When looking at their past ten road matchups, Orlando has an ATS record of 7-3 while averaging 112 per game. The team went 4-6 overall in these games.
- Across the Grizzlies last ten home games, the team averaged 110 points per game while allowing 114. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 6-4, while going 6-4 straight-up.
- The Grizzlies have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 3-2 straight up and 3-2 against the spread.
- The last ten games that Orlando was favored, they have an ATS mark of 7-3 while going 8-2 straight up.
Magic vs Grizzlies Prediction
When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Magic vs. Grizzlies game, our recommendation is to take the Grizzlies at +5. Despite our model showing the Magic winning 107-106, we like Grizzlies as our point-spread pick.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 212, and our model predicts the Magic and Grizzlies to score a combined 213 points. We recommend betting on the over.
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