Magic vs. Grizzlies Pick

Magic vs. Grizzlies NBA Picks: Is Memphis a good underdog play? 12/1/16

Are the Grizzlies a good underdog play tonight when they host the Magic at 8:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Grizzlies are 1.5-point home underdogs versus the Magic after opening as a 1-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 185.5 and has been bet up to 186.

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MAGIC KEY TRENDS: The Magic have really struggled to cover the spread of late, going just 4-9 at the betting window in their last 13 games overall. They're also just 3-8 against the number in their last 11 games coming off a win, are 4-11 against the spread in their last 15 games playing on one day of rest and are 1-8 ATS in their last nine games when covering the spread in their previous game.

GRIZZLIES KEY TRENDS: The Grizzlies have failed to cover in four of their last five games overall, are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games versus Eastern Conference foes and are 1-5 against the number in their last six home games. They're also just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games coming off a game in which they failed to cover.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Grizzlies have struggled to cover of late but one situation Memphis is covering the spread is when it plays on back-to-back nights. Over their last 26 games when playing on no rest, the Grizzlies covered the spread in 19 of those contests. They also have been great at the betting window when they play the Magic, going 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 home games versus Orlando. Memphis is 5-2 against the spread in its last seven games overall versus the Magic as well.

 

THURSDAY NBA PREDICTION: MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES +1.5

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