Memphis Grizzlies at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 3/3/2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Orlando as 1 point favorites.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 18-42. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.6 as they are averaging 98.9 points per game while giving up 103.5 per contest. The Magic have an overall mark of 18-43. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.6 points per contest and giving up 110.2, which is a point differential of -4.6.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 26-33-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 26-33-1 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 29-32-0 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 27-34-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out for season
03/01/18 G Andrew Harrison Wrist is "?" Friday vs Denver
03/01/18 F Chandler Parsons Illness is doubtful Friday vs Denver
03/01/18 G Tyreke Evans Ribs is downgraded to OUT Friday vs Denver
03/01/18 SG Wayne Selden Knee is "?" Friday vs Denver
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/30/17 G Terrence Ross Knee is out indefinitely
03/02/18 F Jonathan Isaac Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs Detroit
JaMychal Green comes into this contest averaging 10.4 points per game while playing 27 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Marc Gasol averages 17.7 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Evan Fournier averages 18 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Magic. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Jonathon Simmons averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 98.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 15 per game. The Grizzlies allow 103.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 16th in the league with 105.6 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.56. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 41.2 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 23.5. The Magic are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Magic surrender 110.2 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest and 26th with 45.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game this season.
The Grizzlies are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 109.6, and their offensive rating of 104.7 is ranked 10th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 29th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Memphis is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Orlando is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league. The Magic are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando -1
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