Grizzlies vs Magic Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/26
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- Jan 25, 2024, 11:23:22 PM
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The Orlando Magic (23-21) hit the road to face the Memphis Grizzlies (17-27) at the FedExForum on January 26, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. CST. In this preview, we'll explore team statistics, player matchups, recent performances, and make a prediction.
FedExForum in Memphis will witness a non-conference matchup between the Magic and the Grizzlies. Let's delve into the key factors influencing this game.
The Magic, with a record of 23-21, are led by Paolo Banchero, averaging 22.5 points per game and shooting efficiently at 45.0% from the field. Despite recent struggles, they aim to bounce back against the Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies, standing at 17-27, have Dillon Bane as their scoring leader with 24.4 points per game. The team faces a challenge against the Magic's solid defense.
Injuries and Player Matchups
For the Magic, Gary Harris is listed as out until January 28. On the Grizzlies' side, Luke Kennard is day-to-day until January 25, and Santi Aldama is listed as questionable for January 26.
The Magic faced a recent defeat against the Cleveland Cavaliers, losing 126-99. They seek redemption in this non-conference matchup.
The Grizzlies secured a victory against the Miami Heat, winning 105-96. They aim to build on this positive momentum against the Magic.
Considering both teams' struggles in scoring efficiency, with the Magic and Grizzlies ranking in the bottom of the league, the under of 213.5 points becomes an attractive pick. Both teams have faced challenges in putting up high scores consistently, making this game likely to be a defensive battle.
Expect a low-scoring affair with tight defense on both ends of the court. The under bet on 213.5 points is the smart play, given the recent performances and offensive struggles of both teams.