Magic vs Grizzlies Prediction NBA Picks 1/26/24

Memphis Grizzlies (16-27) vs Orlando Magic (23-21)

Game Info: Friday, January 26, 2024 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)

Betting Odds: Memphis Grizzlies +5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Orlando Magic need a win after losing 6 of their last 8 games. The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Orlando Magic vs Memphis Grizzlies prediction.

Orlando Magic Betting Preview

The Orlando Magic recently lost to the 76ers and Cavs while beating the Heat. The Orlando Magic are averaging 111.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Paolo Banchero is averaging 22.5 points and 4.8 assists, while Franz Wagner is averaging 20.7 points and 5.7 rebounds. Cole Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Suggs is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.

Orlando Magic Player Facts

  • Paolo Banchero is one of only three players in the league to be leading his team for points, rebounds and assists this season.
  • Jalen Suggs ranks T14th amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.3) this season.

Memphis Grizzlies Betting Preview

The Memphis Grizzlies rebounded from a loss to the Bulls with wins over the Raptors and Heat. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 107.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.9 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Desmond Bane is averaging 24.4 points and 4.6 rebounds, while Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 21.6 points and 1.9 assists. Marcus Smart is the third double-digit scorer and Santi Aldama is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game.

Memphis Grizzlies Player Facts

  • Jaren Jackson Jr. is one of only five qualified players in the league averaging at least 1.5 threes and 1.5 blocks this season.
  • Luke Kennard ranks 16th amongst qualified players for 3P% (42.6%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Grizzlies rank 30th in the league for points per game this season (107.8).
  • The Grizzlies rank 30th in the league for opponent blocks per game this season (6.8).
  • The Magic rank 1st in the league for opponent assists per game this season (23.8).
  • The Magic rank 30th in the league for three-point percentage this season (34.2%).

Orlando Magic vs Memphis Grizzlies prediction

Give the Memphis Grizzlies credit for finding ways to upset the Raptors and Heat, but they're still fielding a G League roster, and it's hard to get behind them with confidence with so many starters missing. The Grizzlies aren't an NBA team at the moment with so many guys on the injury list. The Orlando Magic have their issues as well, but they're still 28-16 ATS on the season, and that's a team that should make bettors happy. With a 63.6 percent cover percentage, only the Thunder have a better cover percentage in the NBA. I'll lay the chalk with the Magic.

Randy’s Pick Orlando Magic -5

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