Memphis Grizzlies vs Orlando Magic Prediction, 5/1/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Orlando Magic
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (-10.5)
Amway Center is the site where and the Orlando Magic (19-43) will take on the Memphis Grizzlies (31-30) on Saturday. Memphis opens this game as 10.5-point favorites. The total is set at 224.5.
The Memphis Grizzlies faced off with the Portland Blazers and went home with a loss by a final score of 130-109 in their last game. Memphis wrapped up the game with a 42.0% field goal percentage (37 of 88) and knocked down 9 out of their 32 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Grizzlies made 26 of their 30 attempts for a rate of 86.7%. When discussing grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 44 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 26 dimes in this game while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In regard to the defense, Memphis allowed the other team to shoot 48.9% from the floor on 45 out of 92 shooting. Portland distributed 23 dimes and had 7 steals for the game. In addition, Portland grabbed 51 rebounds (11 offensive, 40 defensive) and had 6 rejections. Portland ended up shooting 89.3% at the free throw line by making 25 of 28 shots. They knocked down 15 out of their 40 attempts from 3-point range.
Jonas Valanciunas is someone who was a contributor in the game. He finished with 19 points on 8 of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 24:34 mins and also pulled down 6 rebounds. Valanciunas finished 61.5% from the floor and also earned 1 assist. One more player that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Grizzlies was Dillon Brooks. He grabbed 2 rebounds in 21:30 min played. He shot 60.0% from the floor for this game by shooting 6-of-10 (18 points). When all was said and done, Brooks collected 1 assist.
Memphis heads into this matchup with a mark of 31-30 for the campaign. They turn it over 13.2 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.0 personal fouls per game. As a team, Memphis is pulling down 46.1 rebounds per game and has earned 1,644 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 9th in basketball in terms of passing. The Grizzlies are shooting 35.8% on shots from 3-point land (675 of 1,886) and 77.9% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 113.7 points per contest (12th in the league) while connecting on 46.8% from the field. Defensively, the Grizzlies are forcing 15.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.2 fouls. They are surrendering 36.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 19th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (113.0). The Grizzlies defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 46.6% (923 of 1,111) and they concede 44.8 rebounds per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 18th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,566 surrendered this season.
The last time they took the court, the Orlando Magic walked away with a victory by a final of 109-104 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Magic pulled down 40 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 49 in this game. They also turned the ball over 15 times, while recording 9 steals for the matchup. The Cavaliers committed 15 fouls in the matchup which took the Magic to the free throw line for a total of 20 tries. They were able to bury 13 of the free throws for a rate of 65.0%. With respect to 3-point shots, Orlando buried 10 out of their 29 tries (34.5%). When all was said and done, the Magic ended up going 43 out of 85 from the field which had them sitting at 50.6%. The Magic permitted the Cavaliers to bury 37 of 92 tries from the floor which had them shooting 40.2% for the matchup. They shot 27.3% from beyond the perimeter by going 12 of 44 and walked away from this one shooting 18 of 24 from the charity stripe (75.0%). Concerning cleaning up the glass, Orlando allowed Cleveland to grab 45 in all (13 offensive).
Gary Harris pitched in for the Magic for the contest. He made 9 out of 16 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 56.3%, and had 6 rebounds. Harris racked up 19 points in his 34:11 minutes on the hardwood and had 7 assists for the matchup. An additional guy that was important for Orlando was Cole Anthony. He ended up finishing with 3 dimes in his 31:08 minutes played, and he put in 6 out of 12 from the floor. Anthony finished going 50.0% from the field while earning 18 points and 4 total rebounds.
Orlando has a mark of 19-43 on the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Magic are connecting on 43.1% from the floor, which ranks them 30th in basketball. Orlando has accounted for 6,469 pts on the campaign (104.3 per contest) and they average 45.2 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 22.1 times per game (28th in the league) and they cough up possession 12.7 times per contest. The Magic commit 17.0 fouls every game and they go 77.4% from the charity stripe. The Magic on defense are ranked 17th in the NBA in points given up per game with 112.6. The Orlando defense allows 37.4% on 3-point attempts (852 of 2,280) and their opponents are converting on 79.0% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 26.0 dimes and 46.8 boards on a nightly basis, which is 27th and 25th in the league. They are able to force 13.1 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.3% from the floor (23rd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis (-10.5)
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