Magic at Grizzlies - 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 -8 -- Over/Under: 193 See the Latest Odds
The Orlando Magic and Memphis Grizzlies square off Monday night at the FedExForum.
The Orlando Magic need a win to snap a brutal five-game losing streak. The Orlando Magic are averaging 98.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 99.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 16.8 points and 8.6 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 13.9 points and 3.9 assists. Tobias Harris is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and Elfrid Payton is dishing six assists. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have split their last 12 road games.
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The Memphis Grizzlies look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 96.5 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 98.9 points on 45 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 16.7 points and 7.2 rebounds while Zach Randolph is averaging 13.8 points and eight rebounds. Mike Conley is dishing 5.8 assists and Jeff Green is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.9 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won 10 of their last 13 home games. Tony Allen is questionable with a knee injury.
The Magic are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Southwest and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Grizzlies are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Southeast. The Magic are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Memphis and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
This isn't the Magic team we were backing all season and making money hand over fist. However, Orlando still has talent and shouldn't be giving up this many points to a Memphis squad that has trouble scoring. I'll side with the points here.