Magic vs. Grizzlies - 4/3/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (41-35) at Orlando Magic (32-44)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -5 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and Orlando Magic clash early Sunday night at the Amway Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 99.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 15.1 points and 7.9 rebounds while Lance Stephenson is averaging 14.4 points and 2.8 assists. Jordan Farmar is dishing 3.3 assists and Matt Barnes is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Orlando Magic look for a nice win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 101.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 103.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 17.9 points and 8.9 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 16 points and four assists. Evan Fournier is dishing 2.6 assists and Aaron Gordon is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Magic are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have won three of their last four home games.
The Grizzlies are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 vs. Eastern Conference and 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games following a straight up loss. The Magic are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS loss. The Grizzlies are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Orlando and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
This is a tough game to cap, as the Grizzlies are still a playoff team that needs a win to kind of stop the bleeding. However, Memphis is banged up in the worst way. Meanwhile, Orlando isn't good right now and waiting for the offseason. If forced to pick, I'd take the points but neither side is all that great.