Memphis Grizzlies vs. Orlando Magic - 1/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (20-22) at Memphis Grizzlies (25-20)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -6 -- Over/Under: 191.5 See the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic travel to the FedExForum to battle the Memphis Grizzlies tonight.
The Grizzlies were seemingly firing on all cylinders with four straight wins, but they hit a bit of a speed bump on Saturday with a 106-101 surprise loss at Minnesota. Mario Chalmers scored 19 points while Marc Gasol added 17 points while Matt Barnes added 13, but the Grizzlies were uncharacteristically poor on defense, allowing the Timberwolves off the hook too many times by fouling which led to 33 made free throws. Despite playing well below their best, the Grizzlies still found a way to stay competitve by making threes and forcing turnovers, but they just didn't match the intensity of the Wolves and they got bit. With the loss, Memphis falls to 25-20 overall and 9-13 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Magic have lost nine of their last 10 games and their last five straight. In the team's last outing, Victor Oladipo led the way with 29 points, Tobias Harris added 22 points while Nikola Vucevic added 15 points but it still wasn't enough as the Hornets stormed back from a double digit deficit to force overtime and steal the unlikely victory. With the loss, Orlando falls to 20-22 on the season and 12-11 at home.
In ATS trends, the Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall, while the Grizzlies are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last four games against a team with a losing record.
Head to head, the Magic are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings and 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Memphis.
The Grizzlies were well below their best in their last outing, but they shouldn't have much of a problem against this struggling Magic team who have been struggling for a long while now.