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Orlando Magic vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 3/22/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Memphis Grizzlies at Orlando Magic
Date & Time Friday March 22, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Amway Center
Orlando, Florida
The Line
The Line: Orlando Magic -6.5 -- Over/Under: 208.5
TV Channel
FSSE, FSFL
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Orlando Magic meet Friday in NBA action at the Amway Center.

The Memphis Grizzlies look for a victory here after splitting their last 12 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 102.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 20.9 points and 6.5 assists while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 19.1 points and 8.5 rebounds. Avery Bradley is the third double-digit scorer and Jaren Jackson Jr. is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost five of their last six road games.

The Orlando Magic look for another win after splitting their last eight games. The Orlando Magic are averaging 105.9 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 20.6 points and 12.2 rebounds while Aaron Gordon is averaging 16.1 points and 7.4 rebounds. Evan Fournier is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have won their last five home games.

The Grizzlies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 6-16 ATS in their last 22 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Magic are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-20 ATS in their last 26 Friday games. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the home team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 5-0 in Magic last 5 overall. The over is 5-1 in Grizzlies last 6 overall.

The Orlando Magic have looked sharp in their last few games and need to keep things rolling if they have any chance of sneaking into the playoffs. The Memphis Grizzlies have put together some decent ball as of late, but they can still struggle offensively for long stretches and are losing on the road this season by an average of 5.5 points while averaging just 101.8 points. The Grizzlies are also just 13-22 ATS on the road and have failed to cover 16 of their last 22 road games as well. I don't exactly trust the Magic and decent sized chalk, but the Grizzlies are a tough sell on the road and this is a must-win game for the home team.

Pick:
Orlando Magic -6.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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