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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Toronto Raptors - 11/27/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toronto Raptors (17-4) at Memphis Grizzlies (12-7)
Date & Time Tuesday November 27, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
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The Line
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +4.5 -- Over/Under: 205
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The Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies meet Tuesday in NBA action at the FedExForum. 

The Toronto Raptors look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 116.8 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 24.7 points and 8.5 rebounds while Serge Ibaka is averaging 16.2 points and eight rebounds. Kyle Lowry is the third double-digit scorer and Pascal Siakam is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won seven of their last eight road games. 

The Memphis Grizzlies look for a statement win after winning six of their last nine games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 103 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 20.3 points and 6.6 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 18.1 points and 9.7 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Garrett Temple is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won seven of their last nine games.

The Raptors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. Western Conference and 6-17 ATS in their last 23 Tuesday games. The Grizzlies are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Raptors are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Memphis and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 15-7 in Raptors last 22 overall. The under is 5-2 in Grizzlies last 7 home games.

The Toronto Raptors are beating the hell out of teams right now, which includes outscoring teams by 17 points in their last five games. However, the Memphis Grizzlies remain one of the more underrated teams in the league, especially at home where they're outscoring teams by 6.7 points and have covered 10 of their last 12 games. The Grizzlies need that statement win to prove they belong in the convo as a top-five team, and they have the defense to force the Raptors into a slugfest. The value is with Memphis at home and the free points.

Memphis Grizzlies +4.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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