Grizzlies vs. Raptors - 4/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (50-24) at Memphis Grizzlies (41-34)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +4.5 -- Over/Under: 198.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sportsnet One
The Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies meet Friday night at the FedExForum.
The Toronto Raptors look for another win after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 102.9 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 98.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.6 points and 4.4 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 21.5 points and 6.5 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.2 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 3.1 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have split their last 10 road games.
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The Memphis Grizzlies could use a win here in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 99.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Zach Randolph is averaging 15.1 points and eight rebounds while Lance Stephenson is averaging 14.5 points and 2.7 assists. Jordan Farmar is dishing 3.6 assists and Matt Barnes is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost four of their last six home games.
The Raptors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Grizzlies are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 home games and 11-2 ATS in their last 13 vs. Eastern Conference. The Raptors are 3-7-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Memphis and 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Raptors are playing some great basketball heading into the playoffs, and the Grizzlies continue to fall apart due to their entire team being banged up. Memphis and the points is interesting, but these clubs are heading in different directions completely. Toronto should win and cover here.