Thursday, December 1, 2016
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The Orlando Magic travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday, December 1, 2016. The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 7-11. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.7 as they are averaging 92.3 points per game while giving up 98.0 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 11-7. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 96.9 points per game and surrendering 97.3, good for a point differential of -0.4.
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Elfrid Payton comes into this contest averaging 10.9 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Magic. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 63%. Evan Fournier averages 17.3 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Mike Conley averages 19.2 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Marc Gasol averages 18 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Orlando averages 92.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 54.3 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 13.6 per game. The Magic allow 98 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Memphis averages 96.9 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 19.8 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 25th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 16th with 14.2 per game. The Grizzlies allow 97.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 19.5 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. The Grizzlies force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Magic have an offensive rating of 98 and a defensive rating of 104. In terms of pace they average 94.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 46%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Orlando turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Grizzlies rating on offense is 102.1 and they have a defensive rating of 102.5. They get 92.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 6-11-1 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 6-12-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 9-9-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 8-9-1 against the over/under
Orlando Magic Injuries
11/30/16 PG Elfrid Payton Ankle injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Memphis
10/22/16 G Jodie Meeks Foot out indefinitely
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/29/16 PG Mike Conley Back out indefinitely
11/29/16 G Vince Carter Hip "?" Wednesday vs. Toronto
11/25/16 F Zach Randolph Personal out indefinitely
11/22/16 F James Ennis Calf out indefinitely
11/20/16 F Chandler Parsons Knee out indefinitely
10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
10/22/16 G Jordan Adams Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis -2
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