Orlando Magic vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 11/8/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Memphis Grizzlies (2-5) at Orlando Magic (2-6)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Orlando Magic -6.5 -- Over/Under: 208
The Memphis Grizzlies and Orlando Magic meet Friday in NBA action at the Amway Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 110 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 117.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 20.4 points and 5.3 assists while Dillon Brooks is averaging 15.1 points and four rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Clarke is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 29.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.1 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost five of their last six road games.
The Orlando Magic need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Orlando Magic are averaging 95.1 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 99.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 16.3 points and 10.3 rebounds while Evan Fournier is averaging 14.3 points and three rebounds. Aaron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathan Isaac is grabbing seven rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 26.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.9 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have split their last four home games.
The Grizzlies are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 vs. Eastern Conference, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Magic are 7-21 ATS in their last 28 Friday games, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The under is 6-1-1 in Magic last 8 overall. The over is 5-2 in Grizzlies last 7 vs. Eastern Conference.
The Memphis Grizzlies haven't covered many numbers, but they compete and have shown flashes offensively. The Orlando Magic are shooting just 41.9 percent from the field and are averaging 94.6 points in their last five games. While the Magic should win this game, it's impossible to lay any real chalk with them given their inability to score the basketball. I'm not getting behind the Magic in their current form. It's Memphis Grizzlies and the points or pass.