Toronto Raptors vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 8/9/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Memphis Grizzlies (33-37) at Toronto Raptors (49-19)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Visa Athletic Center)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -7 -- Over/Under: 222 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors meet Sunday in NBA action at the Visa Athletic Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies could use a victory here after losing six of their last eight games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 112.8 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 113.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 17.8 points and 7.1 assists while Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 17.4 points and 4.6 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 11.2 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.
The Toronto Raptors look for a win after winning seven of their last eight games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 112.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 23.1 points and 7.4 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 19.5 points and 7.5 assists. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Norman Powell is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.
The Grizzlies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Raptors are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 9-3 in Grizzlies last 12 overall. The under is 5-0 in Raptors last 5 overall. The Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Toronto and 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Toronto Raptors should be looking to get a bounce back win after getting embarrassed by the Boston Celtics, but the truth is they don't have anything to play for with them locked into the second seed. I wouldn't be surprised if we see Siakam, Lowry and others get put on a minute restriction with the playoffs around the corner. The Memphis Grizzlies are fighting for their playoff lives and are fresh off their best performance in the bubble with a beatdown of the OKC Thunder.
Give me the points.