Memphis Grizzlies vs Orlando Magic Expert NBA Picks 11/8/2019
Friday, November 8, 2019
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Jaren Jackson and the Memphis Grizzlies (2-5, 4th in the Southwest Division) go to Amway Center on Friday where they'll take on the Orlando Magic (2-6, 5th in the Southeast Division). The odds on this game have Orlando as 8.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 206.
The Grizzlies are covering 28.6% of the time, having gone 2-5-0 ATS. Orlando is covering 28.6% of the time, going 2-5-1 against the spread.
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/5/2019 Grayson Allen SG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Nov 8
11/3/2019 Andre Iguodala SG Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
11/6/2019 Terrence Ross SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Nov 8
11/6/2019 Mo Bamba C Rest Expected to be out until at least Nov 8
Jaren Jackson comes into this game averaging 11.0 points per contest while playing 23.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Ja Morant averages 20.4 points per contest in 27.7 minutes per game. He averages 5.3 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Nikola Vucevic scores 16.3 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Evan Fournier averages 14.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.0 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 110.0 points per contest, which is 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 48.1 boards per contest and 25.4 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 18.1 per game. The Grizzlies allow 117.9 points per contest, which is 24th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they allow 23.4 assists per game which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando is 30th in the NBA with 95.1 points per contest this season. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -4.63. They shoot 27% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in the league. They are 8th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.9 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 21.0. The Magic are 29th in turnovers per contest with 14.0. The Magic give up 99.8 points per game, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 20.0 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 47.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Magic are 5th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Grizzlies are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 109, and their offensive rating of 101.8 is ranked 19th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 106.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 26th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. Memphis is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Orlando is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 24th in the league. The Magic are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 97.7, and their defensive rating of 102.5 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 30th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Magic NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis +8.5
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