[8:00 PM] Magic @ Grizzlies

Who will WIN this matchup?

Orlando Magic (7-11)

@ Memphis Grizzlies (11-7)


The line for this game is Orlando by 2 points.

The Orlando Magic opened a five-game road trip with a stunning victory and look to win at another difficult venue when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday. Orlando registered an impressive 95-83 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday but has lost 13 of its 15 visits to Memphis.

Orlando was sputtering along before the win in San Antonio, which is easily the team’s best of the season. Center Nikola Vucevic and shooting guard Evan Fournier both talked about the need to build on it and coach Frank Vogel aimed to keep the victory in perspective.

Veteran power forward Zach Randolph has missed four straight games after the death of his mother while other players sitting out Wednesday because of injury were swingman Vince Carter (hip), forwards James Ennis (calf) and Chandler Parsons (knee) and post player Brandan Wright (ankle). Memphis coach David Fizdale didn’t want anyone feeling sorry for his team’s situation, seeing it as a challenge.

The Magic halted a nine-game losing streak against the Grizzlies by posting a 119-107 victory April 3.

Memphis SG Troy Daniels scored 19 points on 6-of-12 shooting in 21 minutes versus the Raptors after being 4-of-28 shooting entering the contest.

Orlando PG Elfrid Payton (ankle) underwent X-rays — they were negative — after being injured against the Spurs and plans to play against Memphis.


StreakSmarts Pick: Memphis Grizzlies

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick