Grizzlies vs. Raptors - 1/21/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (27-14) at Memphis Grizzlies (29-12)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -5 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies square off Wednesday night at the FedExForum.
The Toronto Raptors are looking for some consistency after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Raptors are averaging 106.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting and are allowing 101.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Kyle Lowry is averaging 19.8 points and 7.6 assists while DeMar DeRozan is averaging 18.9 points and four rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 8.5 rebounds and Louis Williams is shooting 40.8 percent from the field. The Toronto Raptors struggles lately start on the offensive side where they’ve scored 95 or less points in four of their last seven games. The Raptors are also shooting just 27.7 percent from deep in their last five games. The Raptors have to start playing more consistent ball if they hope to lockup home court advantage come playoff time.
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The Memphis Grizzlies are inching up the standings with wins in five of their last eight games. On the season, the Grizzlies are averaging 101.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting and are allowing 98 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 19.2 points and 8.3 rebounds while Zach Randolph is averaging 16.7 points and 11.9 rebounds. Mike Conley is dishing six assists and Jeff Green is shooting 38.6 percent from the field. The Memphis Grizzlies continue to show their improved offense that’s produced 100-plus points in six of their last 10 games and is shooting 46.8 percent from the field in their last five games. The Grizzlies are coming off a loss to the Mavericks in which they gave up 10 threes. The Grizzlies are an impressive 16-5 SU on their home court.
The Raptors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Grizzlies are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 Wednesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Raptors are 3-7-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Memphis and the underdog is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
Not sure what's up with the Raptors lately but I'm pretty sure a road trip to Memphis isn't going to fix their problems. The Grizzlies are a tough team to beat on their home court and will be eager to bounce back from a frsutrating loss to the Mavs. Give me the home team and the reasonable chalk.