Toronto Raptors vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 11/19/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (10-1) at Toronto Raptors (8-2)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -2.5 -- Over/Under: 194 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies look to build on their league-best record when they visit the Toronto Raptors tonight.
Despite holding the best record in the league, the Memphis Grizzlies hadn't blown away a team once all season until they met the Rockets on Monday. Mike Conley led seven players in double figures with 19 points while Courtney Lee added 15 points as the Grizzlies blew away the Rockets by 119-93. In a matchup that should had all the makings of a tight game, the Grizzlies stamped their authority in a 34-18 first quarter and never looked back. As a team, the Grizzlies did a fantastic job of shutting down James Harden to a season-low six points on one of eight shooting which is not an easy feat considering he averages 23.7 points on the season. With the win, Memphis improved to 10-1 overall and a perfect 6-0 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors continued their strong start to the season with a nice 111-93 win over the young Jazz just a couple nights after they lost to the Bulls. DeMar DeRozan led the way with 27 points after scoring just 10 against the Bulls while Kyle Lowry scored 19 points while battling foul trouble. As a team, the Raptors couldn't get out of second gear in the first half, but were able to red line it in the second half and run away in a 65-44 second half effort. With the win, Toronto improves to 8-2 overall and a dominant 6-1 at home.
In ATS trends, the Grizzlies are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games following a win of more than 10 points but just 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall, while the Raptors are 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall.
Head to head, the Grizzlies are just 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and 2-5 ATS in the last seven in Toronto.
I know the Grizzlies looked fantastic in their last outing against the Rockets but the Raptors are such a tough team to beat at home and should have enough to pull away late and win by single digits.