Orlando Magic vs Memphis Grizzlies Predictions, Expert NBA Pick 3/10/2020
Game: Orlando Magic vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Memphis
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis -3
Nikola Vucevic and the Orlando Magic (29-35, 2nd in the Southeast Division) go to FedExForum on Tuesday where they'll take on the Memphis Grizzlies (32-32, 3rd in the Southwest Division). The line on this contest has Memphis as 3 point favorites. The O/U opens at 224.
The Magic are covering the spread 48.4% of the time, having gone 30-32-2 ATS. Memphis is covering 54.0% of the time, going 34-29-1 against the spread.
Key Orlando Magic Injuries
03/06/20 SG Evan Fournier Elbow is out indefinitely
01/10/20 SF Al-Farouq Aminu Knee is out for season
01/02/20 PF Jonathan Isaac Knee is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
03/06/20 SF Justise Winslow Back is out indefinitely
02/25/20 PF Brandon Clarke Hip is out 2-3 weeks
02/23/20 F Jaren Jackson Jr. Knee is out 2-3 weeks
01/27/20 SG Grayson Allen Hip is out indefinitely
Nikola Vucevic comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Aaron Gordon averages 14.5 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Ja Morant averages 17.6 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 7.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Jonas Valanciunas averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.1 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Orlando averages 106.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.6 per game. The Magic allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 14th in the league with 112.6 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 46.8 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 27.1. The Grizzlies are 8th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Grizzlies surrender 113.6 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.8 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 45.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game.
The Magic are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 9th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Orlando is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Memphis is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 110.4, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 16th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 17th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Magic/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Orlando +3
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