Orlando Magic at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 11/1/2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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The Orlando Magic head to FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 6 point favorites.
The Magic come into this game with an overall record of 5-2. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 9.0 as they are averaging 116.9 points per game while giving up 107.9 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall mark of 5-2. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.6 points per contest and giving up 95.6, which is a point differential of 5.0.
Valuable Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 1-6-0 against the over/under
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
10/23/17 PG Elfrid Payton Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
10/30/17 G Wayne Selden Quad is "?" Wednesday vs. Orlando
10/19/17 F JaMychal Green Ankle is out indefinitely
10/16/17 G Ben McLemore Foot is out indefinitely
Nikola Vucevic comes into this game averaging 20.7 points per contest while playing 30.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Evan Fournier averages 22 points per contest in 33.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.9 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest for Orlando. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 96%.
Mike Conley has scored 17.3 points per contest while playing 31 minutes per game this season for the Grizzlies. He hauls in 3 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Marc Gasol averages 20.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.7 rebounds per game and 3.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 116.9 points per contest this year, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 44%, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 44.7 boards per contest and 25.3 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 16th with 15.3 per game. The Magic allow 107.9 points per contest which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 1st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 48 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they allow 23.6 assists per game which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 24th in the NBA with 100.6 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 5. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 24th in the league. They are 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 42.1 boards per contest and 28th in assists per game with 18.6. The Grizzlies are 30th in turnovers per contest with 12.9. The Grizzlies give up 95.6 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 19 dimes allowed per game and 23rd with 46.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Grizzlies are 15th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest this year.
The Magic are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 103.5, and their offensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 19th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 104.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Orlando is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 26th in the NBA.
Memphis is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 30th in the league. The Grizzlies are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.7, and their defensive rating of 100.5 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 25th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis -6
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