Grizzlies vs. Magic Prediction
The Orlando Magic are attempting to catch the Heat for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Winners of three in a row, the Magic will host the Grizzlies at 7:00 p.m. ET on Friday night. Will the game turn into a defensive struggle?
501 Memphis Grizzlies at 502 Orlando Magic
7:00 p.m. ET, Friday, March 22, 2019
Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Magic are 6.5-point favorites to beat the Grizzlies. The total, meanwhile, sits at 208.5 points and as of this writing, 58% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Grizzlies to cover the point spread.
Memphis Grizzlies Fantasy Spin
Mike Conley (general soreness) is doubtful for Friday's game at Orlando. Salute, General Soreness. It's a front end of a back-to-back set, and the Grizzlies just played an overtime game on Wednesday. This isn't a surprising to see, but the Grizzlies do have another back-to-back set to conclude next week. That means we'd assume Conley's four-game week next week drops to a three-game week, so his fantasy owners should still start him at this juncture -- things could change. As for tomorrow, Jevon Carter will likely be called up and possibly start next to Delon Wright at the two. Wright is basically a must-own player right now.
Orlando Magic Fantasy Spin
Nikola Vucevic double-doubled during a 119-96 win over the Pelicans on Wednesday, scoring 15 points with 17 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes. It's his 53rd double-double of the season with Vooch getting there before halftime. The Magic are back on track with three straight wins, moving them to just one game behind the Heat at the time of their victory -- the Heat are playing in San Antonio with a later start time. This is great news for Vucevic after some struggles as a team, so this playoff race likely comes down to the wire. Keep him in your lineup.
NBA Betting Trends
The Grizzlies are 6-16 against the spread in their last 22 road games but have covered the number in six of their last eight games overall.
The Magic have covered the spread in eight of their last 10 home games.
The under has cashed in four of the previous five meetings between these two teams and is 19-6-1 in the Grizzlies’ last 26 games playing on one day of rest. The under is also 5-0 in the Magic’s last five games overall, is 4-1 in their last five home games and has cashed in 36 of their previous 52 games playing on one day of rest.
Friday NBA Prediction: Grizzlies/Magic under 208.5