At 8:00 ET, the 8th-place Orlando Magic (-202) will travel to Memphis to take on the 13th-place Grizzlies (+166). The Magic are currently favored by 5 points and have a record of 23-21, while the Grizzlies are 17-27 and have won two straight games.

This non-conference matchup will be played at FedExForum and can be seen on BSSE.

ORLANDO MAGIC VS MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Memphis Grizzlies +5

This game will be played at FedExForum at 8:00 ET on Friday, January 26th.

WHY BET THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 107-106 in favor of the Magic.
  • Our projections have Paolo Banchero finishing with Paolo Banchero points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Magic finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.6% and knocking down 12 threes.

Can the Magic Grab a Win on the Road?

Orlando is 28-16 against the spread this season and 14-9 ATS on the road. They have covered the spread in their last two road games and have an average scoring differential of -4.3 points per game on the road.

As the favorite, the Magic are 9-3 ATS and have gone 10-2 straight-up. Overall, they are 23-21 this season and are currently 8th in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Southeast Division.

The Magic lost their last game to the Cavaliers by a score of 126-99. They were 2-point underdogs in that game and are now 20-24 on the over/under for the season. The O/U line for that game was 215 points.

This season, Orlando has an O/U record of 20-24 and their games have averaged 222.6 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 212 points, which is lower than all of their previous games.

In the Eastern Conference, the Magic are 17-13 against other teams and 6-8 in non-conference games. On the road, they are 9-14 compared to 14-7 at home.

So far this season, the Magic have struggled to score, averaging just 111.4 points per game, which is 25th in the league. When playing on the road, Orlando’s scoring drops to 109.0 points per game.

One area where the Magic have excelled is getting to the free-throw line. They are 3rd in the league in free-throw attempts at 26.4 per game and are 5th in made free throws at 19.9 per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Magic are last in the NBA in both three-point percentage (34%) and made threes per game (10.7). In terms of overall field goal percentage, Orlando is 21st in the league.

Orlando’s defense has been playing well, ranking 6th in the NBA with 111.2 points allowed per game. The Orlando defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.7% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.3% of their field goal attempts vs. Orlando.

Can the Grizzlies Secure a Win at Home?

As the underdog, the Grizzlies have won their last two games and have a record of 11-20 as the underdog this season. Today, they are getting 5 points against the Magic. In the Western Conference, Memphis is in 13th place and 4th in the Southwest Division.

Memphis’ ATS record for the season is 19-25, including going 14-11 on the road and 5-14 at home. They have covered the spread in their last two road games and are 2-0 ATS as the road team.

The Grizzlies’ O/U record for the season is 18-25-1, and their games have averaged 220.7 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 212, and Memphis has gone under the total in their last two games.

In their last game, the Grizzlies picked up a 105-96 win over the Heat. They were 11-point underdogs in that game, and the O/U line was 214.5. The teams combined for just 201 points.

So far this season, the Grizzlies have struggled to score points, ranking 30th in the league at 107.8 points per game. At home, they are averaging just 105.2 points per game.

Despite their struggles to score, Memphis has been one of the more up-tempo teams in the league, ranking 13th in pace at 99 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Grizzlies have been one of the worst teams inside the arc, ranking 29th in two-point field goal percentage at 51%. However, they have been one of the better three-point shooting teams, ranking 9th in made threes per game.

So far, the Grizzlies defense is giving up 112.9 points per contest, which has them sitting 13th in the NBA. One thing to note, is they have given up more points than their season average in two straight matchups. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Grizzlies squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 52.4% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 38.3% from downtown.