Orlando vs. Memphis Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, March 30, 2024

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The Orlando Magic (42-31) aim to stop a three-game losing streak when hosting the Memphis Grizzlies (24-49) on March 30, 2024 at Amway Center.

The Magic head into their matchup against the Grizzlies as double-digit favorites. The Magic are favored by 14 points. The game’s over/under is set at 206.5.

Magic vs. Grizzlies Odds

Point Spread for Magic vs. Grizzlies

The spread for this matchup is set at 14 points, with sportsbooks listing the Magic as the favorite.

Orlando vs. Memphis Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Orlando has -950 odds to win the game, while Memphis is listed at +625 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 206.5 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • When: Saturday, March 30, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Amway Center in Orlando, Florida
  • TV: BSF

Magic vs. Grizzlies Betting Trends

The Magic have put together a record of 47-26-0 against the spread this season. Orlando has entered the game as favorites 31 times this season and won 26, or 83.9%, of those games. Magic games have gone over the total 31 times this season.

The Grizzlies have gone 34-38-1 against the spread this season. Memphis has been chosen as underdogs in 57 games this year and has walked away with the win 18 times (31.6%) in those games. Grizzlies games have gone over the total 35 times this season.

Magic vs. Grizzlies Key Players to Watch

Magic

Paolo Banchero averages 22.5 points, 6.8 boards and 5.3 assists per game. At the other end, he averages 1.0 steal and 0.5 blocks. Franz Wagner posts 19.6 points, 5.3 boards and 3.8 assists per contest, shooting 47.9% from the floor and 28.6% from beyond the arc, with 1.3 made 3-pointers per game. Cole Anthony is posting 11.9 points, 3.0 assists and 4.0 boards per game. Jalen Suggs averages 12.4 points, 3.1 boards and 2.7 assists per game. At the other end, he averages 1.4 steals (ninth in league) and 0.6 blocks.

Grizzlies

Jaren Jackson Jr. gives the Grizzlies 22.3 points, 5.6 boards and 2.3 assists per contest. He also averages 1.2 steals and 1.6 blocks (ninth in league). Santi Aldama contributes with 10.9 points per game, plus 5.8 boards and 2.3 assists. John Konchar averages 4.4 points, 4.8 boards and 2.0 assists, making 42.3% of his shots from the field. Gregory Jackson gives the Grizzlies 13.7 points, 3.9 boards and 1.0 assists per game, plus 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocks.

What you need to know about the Magic

Because of the Magic’s offensive struggles this season, ranking fifth-worst in the NBA with 110.4 points per game, they’ve been forced to lean on their defense, which ranks third-best in the league by giving up 108.5 points per game. The Magic rank best in the NBA by allowing just 39.9 rebounds per game. They rank 22nd in the league by pulling down 42.5 boards per contest. The Magic are averaging 24.7 assists per game, which ranks them 25th in the NBA in 2023-24.

Orlando posts 112.6 points per game when playing at home, compared to 108.1 points per game in road games, a difference of 4.5 points per contest. Orlando is making 11.0 treys per game (second-worst in NBA), and it has a 35.2% three-point percentage (23rd-ranked). Orlando has been getting things done when it comes to defending against three-point shooting this season, ranking fourth-best in the NBA in threes allowed per game (11.4) and fifth-best in three-point percentage allowed (35.5%).

The Magic have a 5-5 record against the spread while finishing 5-5 overall over their past 10 games. Orlando has gone over the total twice in its past 10 games. The Magic’s offense has been less productive over their last 10 games, scoring 103.9 points a contest compared to the 110.4 they’ve averaged this season. Orlando’s points-allowed average over its past 10 games (102.2) is 6.3 fewer points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (108.5).

What you need to know about the Grizzlies

On offense, the Grizzlies are the worst team in the league (106.1 points per game). Defensively, they are 13th (113.1 points allowed per game). Memphis is 24th in the NBA in rebounds per game (42.2) and second-worst in rebounds conceded (45.8). With 24.9 assists per game, the Grizzlies are 24th in the NBA.

At home, the Grizzlies average 103.9 points per game. On the road, they score 108.3. In 2023-24 the Grizzlies are ninth in the NBA in 3-point makes (13.4 per game) and second-worst in 3-point percentage (34.7%). Memphis is 21st in the league in 3-pointers allowed (13.3 per game) and fourth-worst in 3-point percentage defensively (37.9%).

The Grizzlies are 4-6 against the spread and 2-8 overall in their past 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Memphis has hit the over six times. Over its previous 10 games, Memphis is posting 105.7 points per contest, 0.4 fewer points than its season average (106.1). The Grizzlies have fared worse defensively in their previous 10 games, giving up 116.7 points per contest, 3.6 more points their than season average of 113.1.

Magic vs. Grizzlies Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is Magic, and we expect that Grizzlies will cover the spread (Magic -14). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 206.5 points.

How to bet Magic vs. Grizzlies

You can bet on Orlando vs. Memphis at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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