Grizzlies vs. Magic Pick
Can the Memphis Grizzlies stop their losing skid when they hit the road to face the Orlando Magic tonight at 6PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Orlando is favored in today’s game, as the Magic are getting odds of -4.5 points against the Grizzlies. The over/under total for the game has been set at 204.5.
Memphis is 41-35 overall, 16-21 on the road and 40-35-1 against the spread. Orlando is 32-44 overall, 20-16 at home and 42-33-1 against the spread. Memphis has won the lone meeting this season and the Grizzlies have won nine straight against the Magic. The Grizzlies are also 5-1 against the spread in the last six against Orlando.
Memphis has dropped five straight coming into today and, while they are fifth in the West standings, there is still some slim chances they could fall out of the playoffs if they continue to lose. They have a 4-game lead on Houston, who is in the ninth spot. Orlando has been playing somewhat well, winning and covering in three of its last four games, despite being out of the playoff mix. Memphis is struggling right now, but they have to feel a sense of urgency. Especially against a team that’s not playing for anything right now. Memphis should at least be able to keep this competitive.
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