Orlando Magic vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 4/30/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando Magic vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+12)
The Orlando Magic (19-43) go to FedExForum on Friday where they'll take on the Memphis Grizzlies (31-30). The spread on this contest has Memphis as 12-point favorites. The O/U opens at 223.
The Orlando Magic played the Cleveland Cavaliers and took home the win by a score of 109-104 in their last contest. Orlando wrapped up the game having earned a 50.6% field goal percentage (43 of 85) and converted 10 of their 29 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Magic buried 13 of their 20 tries for a percentage of 65.0%. Regarding pulling down boards, they earned 49 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 26 dimes for this game as well as forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and getting 9 steals. With respect to defense, Orlando allowed their opponent to shoot 40.2% from the field on 37 of 92 shooting. Cleveland recorded 30 dimes and had 12 steals for the game. On top of that, Cleveland snagged 45 rebounds (13 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 7 blocks. Cleveland walked away from this one shooting 75.0% when shooting free throws by making 18 of 24 tries. They also made 12 out of their 44 shots from 3-point range.
Gary Harris is one player who was a contributor in this contest. He ended up scoring 19 points on 9 of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34:11 minutes and also grabbed 6 rebounds. Harris ended up going 56.3% from the floor and also recorded 7 assists. Someone else that came through in this contest for the Magic was Cole Anthony. He grabbed 4 rebounds in his 31:08 min played. He finished shooting 50.0% from the field in this game by hitting 6-of-12 (18 points). Overall, Anthony collected 3 assists.
Orlando steps onto the hardwood with a record of 19-43 so far this season. They are losing possession via turnover 12.7 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.0 fouls per game. As a team, Orlando is pulling in 45.2 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,370 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 28th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Magic are hitting 34.6% on 3-pointers (692 of 1,999) and 77.4% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 104.3 pts per game (29th in the league) while hitting 43.1% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Magic are able to force 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.4 personal fouls. They give up 37.4% from beyond the arc and they rank 17th in the league in PPG from their opponents (112.6). The Magic defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 47.3% (811 of 1,140) and they surrender 46.8 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 27th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,613 relinquished this season.
In their last game, the Memphis Grizzlies took a loss by a score of 130-109 when they played the Portland Blazers. The Grizzlies snagged 36 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 44 for the game. They also turned it over 11 times, while earning 7 steals in the matchup. The Blazers were called for 20 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Grizzlies to the free throw line for a total of 30 tries. They were able to bury 26 of the free throws for a rate of 86.7%. In the matter of shots from 3-point land, Memphis buried 9 out of 32 tries (28.1%). When the final whistle was blown, the Grizzlies ended up shooting 37 for 88 from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.0%. The Grizzlies allowed the Blazers to make 45 of their 92 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 48.9% for the contest. They went 37.5% from beyond the arc by connecting on 15 of 40 and finished the contest at 25 out of 28 at the free throw line (89.3%). In reference to attacking the glass, Memphis allowed Portland to pull down 51 overall (11 on the offensive side).
Jonas Valanciunas was important for the Grizzlies in this matchup. He made 8 out of 13 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 61.5%, and added 6 rebounds. Valanciunas racked up 19 points in his 24:34 minutes on the court and had 1 assist in this matchup. Someone else who was a determining factor for Memphis was Dillon Brooks. He finished with 1 assist in 21:30 mins played, and he converted 6 out of 10 from the floor. Brooks walked away from this one going 60.0% from the floor in addition to notching 18 points and 2 rebounds.
Memphis has a win-loss mark of 31-30 for the campaign. As an offense, the Grizzlies are shooting 46.8% from the field, which is ranked 14th in the league. Memphis has 6,933 pts on the season (113.7 per game) and they snag 46.1 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 27.0 times per game (4th in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.2 times per game. The Grizzlies commit 19.0 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 77.9% from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are ranked 20th in the NBA in points given up per game with 113.0. They relinquish 25.7 dimes and 44.8 boards per contest, which is 23rd and 18th in the NBA. The Memphis defense allows 36.5% on 3-point attempts (791 of 2,166) and opponents are converting on 78.6% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 15.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.6% from the field (15th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Orlando (+12)
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