Memphis Grizzlies vs. Orlando Magic - 12/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (6-11) at Memphis Grizzlies (11-7)
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 invade the FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night.
The Magic will be full of confidence after snapping their four-game skid with a 95-83 upset win over the Spurs on Tuesday. Serge Ibaka scored a team-high 18 points on seven of 11 shooting, Evan Fournier added 13 points with seven assists while Nikola Vucevic chipped in with 12 points and 10 rebounds off the bench as the Magic scrapped their way to their biggest win of the season. The Magic looked nothing like a team that had lost four straight and it was because they were just so committed defensively and it showed as they held the high-scoring Spurs to just 36.8 percent shooting from the field and five of 20 from the 3-point line. With the win, Orlando improves to 7-11 overall and 3-5 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Grizzlies have lost three of their last four and are in danger of losing a third straight after last night's 120-105 loss at Toronto. Andrew Harrison started in place of the injured Mike Conley and led the way with 21 points, Tony Daniels added 19 points in extended minutes off the bench while Marc Gasol cipped in with 18 points midway through the fourth quarter, it was Raptors who would take control come away with the win. With the loss, Memphis drops to 11-8 on the season and 6-4 on the road where they have won six of their last seven.
Looking at the betting trends, the Magic are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games against a team above .600, while the Grizzlies are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games playing on zero days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last six home games.
Head to head, the Magic are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Memphis.
The Grizzlies are clearly the team in better form, but they're just so banged up right now so it's hard to know what you're getting from them. With that being said, this really is a golden opportunity for the Magic to take on a shorthanded Grizzlies team playing on zero days rest.