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(28-16) Toronto Raptors vs. Memphis Grizzlies (16-20)
Date: Wednesday January 25th, 2017
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Grizzlies -6
NBA Betting Total: 203.5
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Toronto, on the second night of a back-to-back, will travel to Memphis to take on the Western Conference’s Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies, coming off a terrible 24-point loss to the Houston Rockets, will look to bounce back and beat a Toronto team that hasn’t been playing its best basketball recently.
Sitting 2nd in the Eastern Conference, the Raptors have been a solid team all year. However, the team has hit a rough patch over the past week or so.
With consecutive losses to the 76ers, Hornets, and Suns, the Raptors really need to get back on the winning track, especially with a good Boston team nipping at their heels.
Unfortunately, Toronto has already had some bad luck before this game even gets started. DeMar DeRozan won’t suit up on Wednesday night after suffering an ankle injury in the game against the Suns.
With DeRozan out, the Raptors are losing a 28-point-per-game scorer and a quality shooter.
Making up those points is going to prove difficult for a team that doesn’t have the deepest bench.
Arguably the Raptors best all-around player, Kyle Lowry, will have to step up even more than he already does. Lowry, averaging 22.1 points and seven assists per game, is the clear leader of this Toronto team and he’ll have a tall order to lead the squad to victory without DeRozan’s contribution.
Averaging just shy of 100 points per game, the Memphis Grizzlies offense hasn’t been getting things done. You shouldn’t expect the team to win the game through offense but the defense can certainly lead the Grizzlies to victory.
The Grizzlies give up just 99.4 points per game to opponents, putting them 3rd in the league in that category.
Memphis forces 14.8 turnovers per game, good for 7th in the league and has been able to win games by stifling offenses and generating offense in transition.
Offensively, the team has been a bit of a dud, but doesn’t need to score 115 points every night because of how good the defense is.
Marc Gasol has been the Grizzlies best offensive player, averaging 20.1 points per game on 46% shooting. He also pulls down six rebounds per night.
Mike Conley has been solid, as well. He’s averaging 18.9 points and 6.2 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Toronto is 4-2 ATS in the last six games at home
- The Total has gone UNDER in four of Toronto’s last five games
Free Toronto Raptors vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction:
Memphis already allows the 3rd least points per game to opponents. With DeMar DeRozan out, the Grizzlies should be able to key in on Lowry and shut down that offense. Memphis gets the W at home.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Memphis ML
On a normal night, Toronto would be the better team. But without a star player, I think the Memphis money line is looking pretty good.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Toronto Raptors 98 – Memphis Grizzlies 103
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