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Raptors vs Grizzlies NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Toronto Raptors at Memphis Grizzlies
- Where: Memphis at FedExForum
- Date: Sunday, February 5th
- Betting Odds MEM -4, TOR +152 | MEM -188 O/U OFF
So far, the Raptors have put together an overall record of 24-30, while going 26-28-0 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Toronto has an overall record of 1-2, including going 0-3 against the spread.
The Raptors are coming off a 117-111 win over the Rockets. Although they came away with a straight up win, it was not enough to cover the spread as they entered as 7 point favorites. In the game, Toronto was able to hold on to their first half lead, as they led the Rockets by 7 going into the second half. Leading the team in scoring was Fred VanVleet, as he contributed 32 points while hitting 45.5% of his shots.
So far, the Grizzlies have put together an overall record of 32-20, while going 24-26-2 vs the spread. Against the Raptors, the Grizzlies are looking to break out of a 2 game losing streak. These defeats have come on an average scoring differential of -12.5 points per contest.
Not only did the Grizzlies drop their last game to the Cavaliers. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 128-113 as 6 point underdogs. Memphis struggled throughout the game, as they were not able to chip home at a 13 point halftime deficit. Leading the team in scoring was Desmond Bane, as he contributed 25 points while hitting 53.3% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Similar to their season-long average, the Raptors averaged 108.5 points per game vs the Grizzlies. While the Raptors were able to maintain their usual level of production against Memphis, the Grizzlies averaged fewer points per game in the series, at 105.5. The level of competition has been tight in the 5 most recent games between Raptors and Grizzlies with just 0 points per game separating the teams. Memphis has the ATS edge in this span at 3-2. Over the course of these games, they averaged 220 points per game, leading a 2-3 over-under record.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 54 games, the Raptors are averaging 113.1 points per contest, placing them 20th in the NBA. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Raptors are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.2 per contest. If the Raptors offense is going to turn things around, they will need to either generate more possessions or improve their overall efficiency. Currently, they are just 27th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.
Defensively, the Raptors are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 107.1 points per contest (7th).
On offense, Pascal Siakam leads the Raptors in scoring at 24.8 points per game, placing him 20th in the NBA. Overall, Siakam has hit 47.0% of his shots while accounting for 20.7% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 9th in points allowed to power-fowards. At 19.8 points per game, Fred VanVleet is the 2nd leading scorer for the Raptors. For the season, he is 99th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 39.9%.
Memphis will look to continue with their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 116.5 points per game (8th). For the season, the Grizzlies have been playing an up-tempo style of basketball as they sit 5th in the NBA in possessions per game.. Heading into the game, the Grizzlies will look to continue with their formula of playing fast and getting to the basket, as they are near the top of the league in two-point fields made per game.
Defensively, the Grizzlies are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 109.93 points per contest (12th).
Smart bettors will be keeping a close eye on the injury report for this matchup, as Grizzlies are in jeporady of not having two of their top scorers availble vs the Raptors. Right now, Dillon Brooks is already listed as out, while Ja Morant is questionable. For the season, Dillon Brooks is 2nd on the team in scoring and 89.0th in the league at 15.3 points per game. As long as he is able to play, Ja Morant will look to be even more assertive on offense. In his 44 games, he has accounted for 22.3% of the team’s field goal attempts and is 6th in the NBA in usage rate. Overall, he is averaging 27.3 points per game for Memphis.
Raptors vs Grizzlies Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Raptors +4
- Free Total Prediction: Under OFF