Grizzlies Vs Magic: NBA Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – May 1, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on May 1, 2021

The Orlando Magic (19-44) are heavy underdogs (by 10.5 points) to break a nine-game home losing streak when they host the Memphis Grizzlies (32-30) on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET. The over/under in the matchup is set at 224.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of May 1, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Grizzlies vs Magic Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of May 1

Grizzlies:
Jaren Jackson Jr.: Out (Injury Management),
Grayson Allen: Out (Hand)

Magic:
Jonathan Isaac: Out For Season (Knee),
Terrence Ross: Out (Back),
Otto Porter Jr.: Out (Foot),
Devin Cannady: Out For Season (Ankle),
Chuma Okeke: Out (Ankle),
Markelle Fultz: Out For Season (Knee),
Michael Carter-Williams: Out (Ankle)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Magic (+10.5)
Total Pick Under (224)
Prediction Grizzlies 114, Magic 107

The model favors the Grizzlies by 7.1 points, a much smaller margin than the 10.5-point spread set by DraftKings. Take the Magic to cover.

The model predicts a total 2.2 points lower than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.

Click here for today’s NBA betting picks from our team of experts.

Grizzlies Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ja Morant 54 19.3 3.9 7.3 0.9 0.2 1.1
Jonas Valanciunas 54 17.0 12.3 1.8 0.6 0.7 0.4
Dillon Brooks 58 16.7 2.9 2.3 1.2 0.4 1.9
Kyle Anderson 60 12.1 6.0 3.5 1.3 0.8 1.3
Grayson Allen 48 11.0 3.2 2.1 0.9 0.2 2.2

Grizzlies Player Props

  • Ja Morant’s assists prop over/under for the matchup is posted at 6.5 assists, 0.8 assists lower than his season average of 7.3.
  • Jonas Valanciunas’ rebounding prop total for the game is listed at 11.5 rebounds, 0.8 rebounds less than his season average of 12.3.
  • Grayson Allen’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.3 shots higher than his season average of 2.2.
  • Brandon Clarke’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 0.5, 0.3 blocks lower than his season average of 0.8.

Magic Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Terrence Ross 46 15.6 3.4 2.3 1.0 0.5 1.9
Cole Anthony 38 12.1 4.6 4.3 0.6 0.4 1.1
Wendell Carter Jr. 49 11.6 8.2 2.0 0.7 0.8 0.3
Dwayne Bacon 63 10.6 3.0 1.2 0.6 0.1 0.9
Gary Harris 30 10.5 2.3 2.1 0.8 0.3 1.2

Magic Player Props

  • Terrence Ross’ PRA prop total for the game is set at 23.5, 2.1 higher than his season average of 21.4.
  • Wendell Carter Jr.’s rebounding prop total for the contest is posted at 9.5 rebounds, 1.3 rebounds higher than his season average of 8.2.
  • Ross’ three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.4 shots lower than his season average of 1.9.
  • Chuma Okeke’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.4 steals greater than his season average of 1.1.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Grizzlies have a 46.6% shooting percentage from the field, which is 0.4% lower than the 47% of shots the Magic’s opponents have hit.
  • Memphis is 24-5 against the spread and 23-6 overall when it shoots better than 47% from the field.
  • Orlando has a 15-11-1 record against the spread and a 10-17 record overall when allowing its opponents to make more than 46.6% of their shots from the field.
  • The Magic are shooting 42.9% from the field, 3.5% lower than the 46.4% the Grizzlies’ opponents have shot this season.
  • This season, Orlando has a 14-1-1 record against the spread and a 12-4 record overall in games the team collectively shoots higher than 46.4% from the field.
  • This season, Memphis has a 16-1 record against the spread and a 15-2 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot higher than 42.9% from the field.
  • The Grizzlies shoot 35.6% from three-point range, 1.6% lower than the 37.2% the Magic allow to opponents.
  • Memphis has collected a 21-4 record against the spread and a 16-9 straight-up record in games this season when the team hits more than 37.2% of its three-point shots.
  • Orlando is 19-10-1 against the spread and 13-17 overall when its opponents shoot higher than 35.6% from deep.
  • The Magic are hitting 34.5% of their shots from three-point distance, which is 1.9 percentage points fewer than the 36.4% the Grizzlies’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Orlando is 15-6-2 ATS and 9-14 overall when the team makes more than 36.4% of its three-point attempts.
  • Memphis has a 19-3-1 ATS record and a 16-7 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 34.5% from three-point distance.
  • The Grizzlies connect on 11.1 three-pointers per game this season, the same that the Magic give up.
  • The Magic rank 24th in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Grizzlies give up the 18th-fewest made threes in the league.

Grizzlies vs Magic Stat Rankings

Grizzlies Rank Grizzlies AVG Magic AVG Magic Rank
13th 113.3 Points Scored 103.9 29th
18th 112.3 Points Allowed 112.3 17th
6th 46.3 Rebounds 45.3 12th
2nd 11 Off. Rebounds 10.4 9th
25th 11.1 3pt Made 11.1 24th
4th 26.9 Assists 22 28th
8th 12.6 Turnovers 12.2 4th

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