The Magic are pretty well locked into the second seed in the Eastern Conference while the Grizzlies are looking ahead to next season. Surprisingly, the Magic have struggled in basketball odds vs. Memphis.
NBA odds on Orlando list them as a solid favorite in this game but the trends sure are in favor of Memphis. The Grizzlies have won seven of the last ten against Orlando overall and they are 8-2 against the spread. This is the second meeting between the two teams this season as Memphis beat Orlando 99-94 back in January. The teams have split the last four meetings in Orlando but the Grizzlies have covered three of the four against the basketball betting line. Another trend to consider in NBA odds for this game is the total. The last four and eight of the last ten games between the two teams have gone under. That trend will be put to the test tonight since Memphis is averaging almost 103 points per game.
Memphis has been a profitable team to take vs. the NBA odds in their road games. They are 20-16 vs. the spread on the road this season. Memphis has the 6th ranked offense in the league so they can score points. They are just 24th on defense which means they can go over the total a lot. That has been the case in their road games with 24 of their 36 road contests going over the NBA odds.
Orlando is 20-16-1 this season at home vs. the basketball odds. The Magic are 6th in the league on defense and they are 10th on offense so they can win any type of game. In this series against Memphis the games have been low scoring but that might not happen this time with the Grizzlies tendency to go over the total on the road.
This game on Sunday is really one that is interesting for NBA bettors. Do you go with the Grizzlies because they have owned this series in terms of trends or do you go with the better team in Orlando? And if you play the total do you go with the history and take the under or go with the over because Memphis scores so many points? It definitely makes for an intriguing game vs. the NBA odds.