Memphis Grizzlies vs Orlando Magic 5/1/2021 NBA Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Memphis Grizzlies vs Orlando Magic 5/1/2021 – The Memphis Grizzlies have been doing a great job holding on to their playoff spot and they will have a good chance of solidifying the position when they take on the Orlando Magic in this NBA Eastern Conference road trip. These teams are set to clash this coming Saturday, May 1 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Tip-off starts at exactly 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be shown live on television at Bally Sports Florida and Bally Sports SE-MEM. The online live stream is made available through NBA League Pass subscription. The Memphis Grizzlies are the favored team in NBA game odds to win over the Orlando Magic.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Orlando Magic 5/1/2021
Memphis Grizzlies vs Orlando Magic 5/1/2021 Betting Odds
Memphis Grizzlies Betting
The Memphis Grizzlies are now the eighth best team in the NBA Western Conference standings with their record now at 32-30. They are half a game ahead of the San Antonio Spurs and a tough schedule is ahead of them as the season comes to a close. Ja Morant has been doing great leading the team while Jaren Jackson is back and contributing well. Dillon Brooks has been a great boost in the offense while Jonas Valanciunas has been an anchor in the defensive end. This team is determined to finish strong and with more bodies getting healthier, they could be the surprise team in the West.
Players to watch: J. Morant PG 54 GP 54 GS 32.1 MIN 19.3 PTS 0.9 OR 3 DR 3.9 REB 7.3 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 3.1 TO 1.4 PF 2.4 AST/TO 17.46 PER
J. Valanciunas C 54 GP 53 GS 27.9 MIN 17 PTS 4 OR 8.3 DR 12.3 REB 1.8 AST 0.6 STL 0.7 BLK 1.6 TO 2.9 PF 1.1 AST/TO 23.83 PER
D. Brooks SF 58 GP 58 GS 29.3 MIN 16.7 PTS 0.8 OR 2.1 DR 2.9 REB 2.3 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 1.9 TO 3.5 PF 1.2 AST/TO 11.97 PER.
Orlando Magic Betting
The Orlando Magic roster right now is very much unidentifiable compared to how they started the season. With the exception of Terrence Ross, the Magic traded away their core players of Nikola Vucevic, Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier right before the trade deadline. This has been a prime chance for the Magic to polish the games of their young players especially Cole Anthony who has been impressive in his rookie campaign. Wendell Carter Jr. should be a great center to build on for the Magic moving forward and will look to find a good piece to fit into what they are building from the NBA draft.
Players to Watch: T. Ross SG 46 GP 2 GS 29.3 MIN 15.6 PTS 0.3 OR 3.1 DR 3.4 REB 2.3 AST 1 STL 0.5 BLK 1.6 TO 1.9 PF 1.5 AST/TO 13.23 PER
W. Carter Jr. C 17 GP 14 GS 26.9 MIN 13 PTS 2.9 OR 6 DR 8.9 REB 1.6 AST 0.9 STL 0.9 BLK 1.4 TO 2.4 PF 1.2 AST/TO 19.34 PER
M. Fultz PG 8 GP 8 GS 26.9 MIN 12.9 PTS 0.6 OR 2.5 DR 3.1 REB 5.4 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 2.3 PF 2.4 AST/TO 12.03 PER.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Orlando Magic 5/1/2021 Betting Numbers
Memphis are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games.
Orlando are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games.
Grayson Allen SG Hand is “?” Saturday vs Orlando
Terrence Ross SG Back is “?” Saturday vs Memphis
Memphis Grizzlies vs Orlando Magic Betting Picks
The Memphis Grizzlies are coming out strong and expect them to find ways to push themselves beyond their limits. They are the heavy favorites to win this game in sports betting against the struggling Orlando Magic.
Moneyline: The Magic are given an ML of +600 if they pull an upset win while the Memphis Grizzlies are at -500.
ATS: It is a wide 10.5 points between both teams across the spread with the Grizzlies taking the -10.5 while the Magic are across the fence with +10.5.
TOTALs: The given total in this matchup is set at 224.5 with the Grizzlies going over and the Magic are under.
Score Prediction: 118 – 102, Grizzlies