Memphis Grizzlies at Orlando Magic NBA Picks & Predictions 3/22/2019
Friday, March 22, 2019
Get todays NBA odds and lines on this game.
The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Amway Center to play the Orlando Magic on Friday, March 22, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Orlando as 6.5 point favorites.
The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 29-42. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -2.4 as they average 102.5 points per contest while giving up 104.9 per game. The Magic have an overall record of 34-38 this season. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They average 105.9 points per game and surrender 106.1, good for a point differential of -0.2.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 33-37-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 29-41-0 against the over/under
Important Orlando Magic Betting Trends
The Orlando Magic are 37-32-3 against the spread
The Orlando Magic are 30-42-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
03/21/19 G Avery Bradley Shin is out indefinitely
03/19/19 SF CJ Miles Foot is out indefinitely
02/23/19 F Jaren Jackson Jr. Quad is out indefinitely
02/23/19 SF Kyle Anderson Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/01/19 SF Omri Casspi Knee is out indefinitely
01/09/19 G Dillon Brooks Leg is out for season
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/11/19 PG Isaiah Briscoe Knee is out indefinitely
02/05/19 C Mohamed Bamba Leg is out indefinitely
Mike Conley comes into this contest averaging 20.9 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Jonas Valanciunas averages 14.7 points per game in 21.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Aaron Gordon averages 16.1 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Nikola Vucevic averages 20.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.2 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 102.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 41.0 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.1 per game. The Grizzlies allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 26th in the league with 105.9 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 45.3 boards per game, and 14th in assists per contest with 25.0. The Magic are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Magic surrender 106.1 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 22.9 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 45.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Magic are 4th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game.
The Grizzlies are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.4, and their defensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 28th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Memphis is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league.
Orlando is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league. The Magic are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.4, and their defensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Orlando -6.5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks