Grizzlies vs. Magic - Free NBA Pick, March 3rd

Jordan Sharp

Saturday, March 3, 2018 6:18 PM UTC

Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 6:18 PM UTC

The Memphis Grizzlies are coming off a tough home loss to the Denver Nuggets on Friday, and now they have to go on the road and play in Orlando on Saturday. While the quality of opponent is not that great, the two bad teams could help us cash a play on the total of 208 ½.

Grizzlies vs. Magic

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Free NBA Pick: OVER 208 ½Best Line Offered: at Heritage

With a total of 208 ½, one has to think this game could be in the low to mid 90s easily. However, the Grizzlies are coming off a game last night, and they might be without half their team.

Marc Gasol has already been ruled out for rest purposes, but they will get about 15 minutes of Chandler Parsons tonight, who is returning from injury and illness.

However, Tyreke Evans, Andrew Harrison, JaMychal Green, and of course Mike Conley all sat out last night. If some, most, or all of those guys are not able to play again tonight, (Conley is already out for the year) the Grizzlies don’t have much left on the defensive end.

Take a look at the highlights from last night’s game. The Grizzlies’ defense has already been suffering this season, but they looked extra bad on Friday, even at home. Imagine what they’ll look like on no rest and on the road tonight.

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Along with that, if Memphis is missing a lot of their core guys again tonight, their offense starts to get quicker, and their defense of course suffers. If Green, Harrison, and Evans miss tonight along with Gasol and Conley, the Grizzlies are going to give up a ton of points.

According to NBA Wowy, the Grizzlies are allowing 115.1 points per 100 possessions with all those guys off the court, but surprisingly they are averaging 110.7 points per 100 possessions on offense as well with all those guys out.

Considering Memphis is 8-3-1 cashing the over on no rest this season, the Magic are going to have a field day on offense tonight. The Magic have cashed the over in three straight home games and four of their last five as well. Look for it to go over tonight as well.

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