Wednesday, January 25, 2017
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The Toronto Raptors head to FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 4 point favorites.
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The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 28-16. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.2 as they are averaging 110.0 points per game while giving up 104.8 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 26-20. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 99.7 points per game and surrendering 99.4, good for a point differential of 0.2.
Kyle Lowry comes into this game averaging 22.1 points per contest while playing 37.2 minutes per night so far this year for the Raptors. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per contest and dishes out 7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. DeMar DeRozan averages 27.9 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Mike Conley averages 18.9 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Marc Gasol averages 20.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
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Toronto averages 110 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 49.5 rebounds per game and 19 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 11.9 per game. The Raptors allow 104.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Memphis averages 99.7 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 8th with 13.1 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Grizzlies force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Raptors have an offensive rating of 114.6 and a defensive rating of 109.2. In terms of pace they average 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Grizzlies rating on offense is 105.3 and they have a defensive rating of 105. They get 93 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 48%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 26-17-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 27-17-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 23-23-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 20-25-1 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/23/17 G DeMar DeRozan Ankle expected to miss Tuesday vs. San Antonio & Wednesday vs. Memphis
01/22/17 F Patrick Patterson Knee "?" Tuesday vs San Antonio
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
01/24/17 G Troy Daniels Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Toronto
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis -4
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