Friday, April 1, 2016
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The Toronto Raptors travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, April 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 198.5.
The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 50-24 and a road record of 21-15. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.4 as they are averaging 102.9 points per game while giving up 98.5 per contest. Toronto is 11-2 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 34-12. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 41-34 and a home record of 25-13. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 99.1 points per game and surrendering 100.8, good for a point differential of -1.7. Memphis has a division record of 7-8 and a conference record of 25-23. In their last 10 games they are 2-8.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 23.6 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Kyle Lowry averages 21.5 points per game in 37.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.5 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Tony Allen averages 8.1 points per game while playing 25.3 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 64%. Zach Randolph averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Toronto averages 102.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.1 per game. The Raptors allow 98.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Memphis averages 99.1 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 7th with 13.3 per game. The Grizzlies allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Raptors average 101.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 106.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4.3 per contest. The Raptors have an offensive rating of 110 and a defensive rating of 105.3. In terms of pace they average 93.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Grizzlies score 101.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 98.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -8 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.1 points per game. The Grizzlies rating on offense is 105.4 and they have a defensive rating of 107.2. They get 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 22% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 39-34-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 40-32-2 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 38-35-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 42-32-1 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/31/16 PG Kyle Lowry Elbow probable Friday vs. Memphis
03/31/16 F Luis Scola Knee "?" Friday vs. Memphis
01/06/16 F DeMarre Carroll Knee out indefinitely
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
03/16/16 F P.J. Hairston Hamstring expected to miss 2-3 weeks
03/12/16 PG Mike Conley Achilles expected to miss 3-4 weeks
02/29/16 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
02/09/16 C Marc Gasol Foot out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto
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