Raptors vs. Grizzlies - 2/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (32-22) at Toronto Raptors (35-18)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -8 -- Over/Under: 201.5 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors square off Sunday at the Air Canada Centre.
The Memphis Grizzlies look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last nine games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 98.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 99.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 15.1 points and 6.1 assists while Zach Randolph is averaging 14.2 points and eight rebounds. Mario Chalmers is dishing 3.8 assists and Matt Barnes is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.9 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won five of their last seven road games. Tony Allen is questionable with a knee injury.
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The Toronto Raptors also look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 101.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 97.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.4 points and 4.3 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 21.1 points and 6.3 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.4 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 3.1 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won seven straight home games.
The Grizzlies are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Raptors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The road team is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Grizzlies are playing too good to pass up this many points. While I think the Raptors are the best team in the East, Memphis is one of the hotter teams in the league right now and should be given a little more respect by oddmakers.