At 7:00 ET, the Memphis Grizzlies (24-49) will take on the Orlando Magic (42-31) in a non-conference matchup. The Magic are currently favored by 12.5 points and have a moneyline of -834. The over/under line is set at 207.

Memphis, who is 13th in the Western Conference, has lost two straight games. On the other hand, the Magic have dropped three in a row and are currently the fifth seed in the East. Tip-off will be at the Kia Center in Orlando and can be seen on BSF.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES VS ORLANDO MAGIC BETTING PICK

The Pick: Memphis Grizzlies +12.5

This game will be played at Kia Center at 7:00 ET on Saturday, March 30th.

WHY BET THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 109-101 in favor of the Magic.
  • Our projections have Paolo Banchero finishing with Paolo Banchero points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Magic finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.8% and knocking down 13 threes.

Will the Grizzlies Come Through as Road Underdogs?

Today, the Grizzlies are looking to end their 2-game losing streak as 12.5-point underdogs against the Magic. In their last game, they lost to the Lakers by a score of 136-124, going over the O/U line of 224.

This season, Memphis has a record of 24-49, which puts them in 13th place in the Western Conference. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 14-34 and 8-7 against their division. On the road, the Grizzlies are 16-21 compared to 8-28 at home.

As underdogs, the Grizzlies have gone 18-39 this season and are 30-27 against the spread as underdogs. Their ATS record as the underdog is 21-16 on the road and 14-22 at home.

Memphis’ O/U record for the season is 35-37-1, and the over has hit in their last two games. Today’s line is set at 207, and their games have averaged a combined 219.2 points this season.

When it comes to scoring, the Grizzlies are 30th in the league at 106.1 points per game. However, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 108.3 points compared to 103.9 at home.

In terms of pace, Memphis is 16th in the NBA with 98.2 possessions per game. This has led to them being 5th in three-point attempts, but they are 30th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%.

Overall, the Grizzlies are 30th in field goal percentage at 43%. They are also 29th in two-point shooting percentage at 50%.

At this time, the Grizzlies’ defense is positioned 13th in the NBA, permitting 113.1 points per game. In their previous matchup vs. the Lakers, the Grizzlies’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 55% leading to 136 points.

Will the Magic Win at Kia Center?

Orlando is looking to end their three-game losing streak today after losing to the Clippers by a score of 100-97. The Magic were 2-point underdogs in that game, giving them an ATS loss.

On the season, Orlando is 47-26 ATS, including a 25-12 ATS record at home. As the favorite, they are 23-8 ATS at home and have an average scoring differential of +9.2 points per game.

As for the Magic’s O/U record, games involving them have averaged 218.9 points per game, which is higher than today’s line of 207. The under has hit in their last three games and they are 33-40 on the season.

Currently, the Magic are 5th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 42-31. In the Southeast Division, they are in 1st place. Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Magic are 30-17 and 12-14 in non-conference games.

Orlando’s last game was against the Clippers, where they lost by a score of 100-97. The O/U line for that game was 212.5 points.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Magic are 26th in the league in scoring at 110.4 points per game. However, they have been better at home, averaging 112.6 points per game compared to 108.1 on the road.

Orlando is one of the top teams in the league in free throw attempts, getting to the line an average of 24.5 times per game. They are also 14th in field goal percentage at 47%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Magic are last in the league in made threes at 11 per game. Overall, they are 21st in three-point shooting percentage at 35%.

Currently, the Magic’s defense holds the 3rd rank in the NBA, allowing 108.5 points per game. Most recently, the Magic’s defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 100 points to the Clippers.