Orlando Magic at Memphis Grizzlies - 12/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (6-11) at Memphis Grizzlies (11-8)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +1 -- Over/Under: 182.5 See the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic and Memphis Grizzlies square off Thursday night in NBA action at the FedExForum.
The Orlando Magic look for another big win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 92.3 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 98 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Evan Fournier is averaging 17.3 points and 3.4 assists while Serge Ibaka is averaging 14.6 points and 6.7 rebounds. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Elfrid Payton is dishing 5.3 assists. The Orlando Magic are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have split their last six road games.
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The Memphis Grizzlies could use a bounce back win after losing three of their last four games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 96.9 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 97.3 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 19.2 points and 5.7 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 18 points and 5.6 rebounds. Zach Randolph is the third double-digit scorer and Vince Carter is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost four of their last six home games.
The Magic are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Grizzlies are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Magic are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Memphis and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
I'm not high on the Magic at all, but you simply can't take the Grizzlies given just how banged up they are and the fact they played last night. Memphis barely has half a team healthy and now has to roll those banged up boides out again with no rest. Even the Magic, who aren't good, should be able to find a way to win this game one the road.