Sunday, February 21, 2016
Air Canada Centre
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, February 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 201.5.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 32-22 and a road record of 12-13. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.8 as they are averaging 98.4 points per game while giving up 99.1 per contest. Memphis is 6-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 17-15. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Raptors have an overall record of 35-18 and a home record of 18-6. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 101.9 points per game and surrendering 97.7, good for a point differential of 4.2. Toronto has a division record of 8-1 and a conference record of 24-9. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Mike Conley comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Zach Randolph averages 14.2 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 23.4 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kyle Lowry averages 21.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Memphis averages 98.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 49.1 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.2 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Toronto averages 101.9 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 8th with 13.5 per game. The Raptors allow 97.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Raptors force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies average 95.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 108 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6 per contest. The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 104.8 and a defensive rating of 105.7. In terms of pace they average 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Raptors score 103.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 107 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7 points per game. The Raptors rating on offense is 108.7 and they have a defensive rating of 104.2. They get 93.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 12.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 26-26-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 30-23-1 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 28-24-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 28-23-2 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
02/20/16 G Tony Allen Knee injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Toronto
02/20/16 G Lance Stephenson Hip probable Sunday vs. Toronto
02/09/16 C Marc Gasol Foot out indefinitely
Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/06/16 F DeMarre Carroll Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis
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