The Memphis Grizzlies (36-18) travel to Amway Center Saturday to take on the Orlando Magic (12-41). Tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Grizzlies vs. Magic odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.
The Grizzlies are one of the best road teams in the league at 17-9. They’ve also been playing at a high level lately, 6-4 against the spread (ATS). At 35-19 ATS, Memphis is the second-best covering team in the Association.
They’re also 6-4 straight up over their last 10, only losing and failing to cover against playoff-bound opponents. Memphis is the best offensive rebounding team in the NBA behind big man C Steven Adams.
The Magic are just 5-18 at home but have been playing much better lately, winning 3 of their last 4. Orlando is a league-worst 6-15 ATS as home underdogs, though. The Magic are 24-29 ATS on the season.
Grizzlies at Magic odds, spread and lines
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Money line: Grizzlies -320 (bet $320 to win $100) | Magic +250 (bet $100 to win $250)
Against the spread (ATS): Grizzlies -7.5 (-102) | Magic +7.5 (-122)
Over/Under (O/U): 223.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)
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Grizzlies at Magic key injuries
G Dillon Brooks (ankle) out
G Ja Morant (foot) questionable
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Grizzlies at Magic odds, lines, picks and predictions
Grizzlies 117, Magic 108
PASS on the money line. On the road, potentially without Morant or with him potentially not 100%, I’d pass on playing Memphis at -320. Their side has been falling in real-time, though. Morant could be a real question mark.
The Magic have also won 4 of their last 6. Nonetheless, the Grizzlies are far better and deeper, so banking on an upset isn’t quite the +250 value.
Against the spread
BET on the GRIZZLIES -7.5 (-102).
The Magic don’t cover at home against good teams. While they have played well lately, 2 of their last 3 victories have been against Indiana and Detroit, two bottom-tier Eastern Conference opponents.
Memphis is a league-best 5-2 ATS as road favorites as well. The Magic rank 14th in defensive rebounding rate, so their mid-tier rebounding may struggle to keep Memphis off the offensive glass.
Lastly, Memphis is 5-0 ATS over its last 10 when favored by 4 or more points.
“LEAN” to the OVER 223.5 (-115).
Both teams have been more prone to covering the Over this season. The Magic are 28-24-1 O/U this season while the Grizzlies are 27-26-1 O/U.
Memphis is 5-2 O/U as road favorites while Orlando is 11-10 O/U as home underdogs. Orlando has hit 4 straight Overs and have topped 110 points in 4 straight games.
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