Contrarian Crusher

Contrarian Crusher

Orlando vs. Memphis, 12/01/2016 20:00 EDT, Score: 94 - 95

Point Spread: +1½/-110 Memphis

Sportsbook: Bookmaker

Result: Win

Contrarian Crusher - Rickenbach NBA Game #708 Thursday - 8* Memphis Grizzlies (+) vs Orlando Magic @ 8:05 ET - This is a contrarian play as many will likely be looking to fade Memphis since they are in a back to back spot and were in Canada last night battling with the Raptors in Toronto. Also, the Grizzlies are very short-handed right now due to injuries including, most important, point guard Mike Conley. However, no one played excessive minutes for Memphis last night and I liked what I saw from this hungry team in a tough environment. Now, back home and facing a much weaker foe, the Grizzlies should get back into the win column tonight. Memphis catches Orlando off of a big upset win at San Antonio Tuesday. The Spurs had a rare off-night shooting as they knocked down only 36.8% from the field. By the way, that is another key edge here because the Magic are off of an unusual result defensively while the Grizzlies were victims of a night where Toronto knocked down 14 of 28 three-pointers and hit a ridiculous 55.1% from the field. Trust me that was not all on the defense and the fact is that the Grizzlies are a solid club defensively and the unusual results from each of these teams most recent game is what is leading to line value here with Orlando as a road favorite. Note that the Magic have covered only 1 of 8 games when favored this season! The Grizzlies are a fantastic 4-0 (both SU and ATS) when playing the 2nd game of a back to back. 8* MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES Thursday Night

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