The Memphis Grizzlies play host to the Orlando Magic at the FedExForum on Tuesday night.
The Orlando Magic have sprung to life with four wins in their past five outings and they will be gunning for a fourth straight victory after taking down the Nets in a 119-106 home win on Sunday. Cole Anthony led the team with 21 points on eight of 13 shooting off the bench, Franz Wagner added 19 points with 10 rebounds and six assists while Wendell Carter Jr. chipped in with 18 points on seven of nine shooting. As a team, the Magic shot 52 percent from the field and seven of 22 from the 3-point line as they took control of the contest with 36 points in the second quarter, before they poured in another 32 points in the third quarter to lead by as many as 20 points.
Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies have been in red-hot form as they’ve won nine of their last 10 games and they will be aiming for a seventh straight victory after outlasting the Hawks in a 123-119 road win on Sunday. Ja Morant led the team with 27 points and six assists, Desmond Bane added 25 points with five assists while Jaren Jackson Jr and Xavier Tillman each scored 15 points. As a team, the Grizzlies shot 53 percent from the field and 13 of 33 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 34 points in the first quarter to take the early lead and they were able to stay in front right till the end as they just answered every run with a run of their own. Brooks had himself a quiet game of just six points, but he was hardly needed as the Grizzlies had six players finish in double figures in scoring.
Looking at the betting trends, the Magic are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games, 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games against a team with a winning record and 6-0 ATS in their last six games overall. The Grizzlies are 43-19-2 ATS in their last 64 home games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games following a win and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the under is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings in Memphis, the Magic are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings overall and the Magic are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings in Memphis.
The Magic are still shorthanded as Jonathan Isaac is still out, while the Grizzlies are missing Steven Adams, Brandon Clarke and Ziaire Williams while Ja Morant is listed as day to day. Both teams are coming into this meeting with winning momentum, but it’s hard to go past the Grizzlies who have gone to another level with Morant back in the lineup. The Grizzlies are 43-19-2 ATS in their last 64 home games and they are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings in Memphis, so I’ll stick with the Grizzlies in this spot.