Grizzlies Looking to Put on Show Against Magic
We have reached the month of October, and that means it is time to bet on NBA games. We are still a few weeks away from the start of the regular season, but preseason action has started to heat up..
Looking back at the results from 2021-22 is important when trying to handicap preseason games, and that will help when looking at this matchup between the Orlando Magic and Memphis Grizzlies. Orlando was not a good team a season ago, while the Grizzlies made a deep run in the Western Conference playoffs.
This NBA betting preview will help you make bets on this matchup between the Grizzlies and Magic in hopes of making a good bet on Monday night.
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Magic Hoping Wins Come in 2022-23
The Orlando Magic have been acquiring young talent in recent years, but at some point, it has to take the next step in the rebuild. Orlando will come into the 2022-23 season as one of the youngest teams in the NBA, but it does have the talent to compete for a playoff spot.
Point guard Cole Anthony led the way with over 16 points per game a season ago, but the Magic should have plenty of depth this season. Wendell Carter Jr. averaged a double-double in 2021-22, and he gives the Magic an inside presence.
With any young team, the defense can be an issue, and that is where the Magic have to find a way to improve heading into this season.
Grizzlies Gearing Up for Big Year
The Memphis Grizzlies believe that they can be the best team in the Western Conference this season, and they nearly made that happen a season ago. Ja Morant leads a talented Grizzlies team, and they already picked up a win over the Milwaukee Bucks this preseason.
Morant averaged 27.4 points and nearly seven assists per game a season ago, and he will be a top MVP candidate this season. Memphis also has a lineup full of shooters, and they can create some matchup issues for any team.
After the playoff loss a season ago, Dillon Brooks said, “It’s big for us, and we’re going to take this throughout the summer and be ready to do it again.” Even though the preseason doesn’t count for the standings, this team is on a mission this season.
Magic vs Grizzlies Head-to-Head
The Orlando Magic and Memphis Grizzlies are not in the same conference, and that means that they don’t see each other often. Looking back at the results from the previous season can be helpful when betting on NBA preseason action.
These teams met twice a season ago, and it was two big wins for the Memphis Grizzlies in those matchups.
Magic vs Grizzlies Game Information
- Game: Magic (0-0) vs Grizzlies (1-0)
- Location: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN
- Day/Time: Monday, October 3, 1:00 p.m. ET
- Live stream: NBA Game Pass
Magic vs Grizzlies Prediction
Betting online when it comes to the NBA really starts to heat up once the regular season starts, but the preseason provides a good teaser. The Memphis Grizzlies are going to be a popular team to bet on all season long, and that starts in this game.
The Orlando Magic are a team that still feels like they are a few years away from really turning into a playoff contender. Anything can happen in the preseason of the NBA season, but don’t be surprised to see the Grizzlies come out on top in a big way in this game.