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Toronto Raptors vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 1/19/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Memphis Grizzlies at Toronto Raptors
Date & Time Saturday January 19, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
Scotiabank Arena
Toronto, Ontario
The Line
The Line: Toronto Raptors -12.5 -- Over/Under: 208
TV Channel
FSSE, SPNT
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors meet Saturday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena.

The Memphis Grizzlies could use a win here after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 100.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 19.9 points and 6.2 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 15.4 points and 8.4 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and JaMychal Green is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost each of their last six road games.

The Toronto Raptors look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 15 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 113.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 108.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 27.6 points and 7.9 rebounds while Serge Ibaka is averaging 16.2 points and 7.3 rebounds. Pascal Siakam is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Lowry is dishing 9.5 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors haven’t lost a home game since December 9.

The Grizzlies are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-21 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Raptors are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Toronto and 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 7-2 in Raptors last 9 overall. The under is 5-1 in Grizzlies last 6 overall.

The Memphis Grizzlies continue to come up short and you have to question just how much motivation this experienced team has left. It also doesn't help that the Grizzlies have to go into Toronto on the end of a back to back, which is always a brutal schedule spot. The Toronto Raptors are back to piling up the wins and are as healthy as they've been in a while. So while this may feel like the Raptors in a blowout, Toronto is just 5-12 ATS this season when favored by at least nine points. The Grizzlies also did compete with the Boston Celtics last night, so they have something to build on. If forced to pick this game, I want the points in my pocket.

Pick:
Memphis Grizzlies +12.5

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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