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Memphis Grizzlies vs Orlando Magic prediction 1-26-24 Picks

Orlando Magic (23-21) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (17-27)
January 26, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +4.5; Over/Under: +212.5
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The Orlando Magic and the Memphis Grizzlies duke it out at the FedExForum on Friday night. Here’s a Magic vs Grizzlies Prediction.

Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic have been in a funk as they’ve lost six of their last eight games overall and they will be hoping for a better performance after getting thrashed by the Cavaliers in a 126-99 loss on Monday. Paolo Banchero led the team with 18 points and six assists, Franz Wagner added 17 points while Moritz Wagner chipped in with 15 points off the bench. AS a team, the Magic shot 45 percent from the field and 11 of 29 from the 3-point line as they got off to a terrible start and were just never in the contest after falling behind by 25 points at halftime and by as many as 36 points in the third quarter. Jalen Suggs had a quiet game of just six points while Cole Anthony finished with just five points off the bench.

Orlando Magic Team Facts

  • The Magic have lost each of their seven previous games at FedExForum following a loss.
  • The Magic have covered the spread in nine of their last 10 road games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Each of the Magic’s last 16 road games following a home loss have gone UNDER the total points line.

Memphis Grizzlies

Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies are starting to build some momentum as they are now aiming for a third straight win after taking down the Heat in a 105-96 road win on Wednesday. Vince Williams led the team with 25 points on eight of 10 shooting, GG Jackson added 17 points off the bench while Jaren Jackson Jr and Scottie Pippen Jr scored 15 points each. As a team, the Grizzlies shot 45 percent from the field and 17 of 36 from the 3-point line, but this win was more about their defense as they held the Heat to just 20 points in the second quarter to build a 14-point lead, which was more than enough to hold off a cold-shooting Heat squad. Jaren Jackson Jr had a rough shooting game as he shot just five of 21 from the field and one of seven from the 3-point line, while Ziaire Williams finished scoreless on zero of eight shooting off the bench. The Grizzlies will face the Pacers after this game.

Memphis Grizzlies Team Facts

  • The Grizzlies have lost each of their last seven home games when playing with a rest disadvantage.
  • The Grizzlies have failed to cover the spread in eight of their last nine home games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Each of the Grizzlies’ last nine home games against Eastern Conference opponents have gone UNDER the total points line.

Magic vs Grizzlies Prediction

The Magic are still a little shorthanded with Gary Harris still out, while the Grizzlies are still missing a host of players including Ja Morant, Desmond Bane and Derrick Rose just to name a few. The Magic haven’t been able to get anything going recently and they looked poor in their big loss to the Cavaliers on Monday, while the Grizzlies have continued to battle with two wins in a row after beating the Heat in a big upset win on Wednesday. The Magic should be good enough to take advantage of this severely shorthanded Grizzlies outfit, but they haven’t looked like themselves lately so I’m not comfortable taking them as road favorites. The Grizzlies have come to life in their past two games and I think they can keep it going with another upset win at home in this spot.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Memphis +4.5

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