Toronto Raptors at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 12/8/2017
Friday, December 8, 2017
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The Toronto Raptors travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, December 8, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 5 point favorites.
The Raptors head into this matchup with a mark of 15-7. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 7.4 as they are averaging 111.5 points per contest while giving up 104.1 per game. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 8-16. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 97.7 points per game and surrendering 101.0, good for a point differential of -3.3.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 12-10-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 11-11-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 8-15-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 7-17-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/16/17 PG Delon Wright Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/07/17 F Brandan Wright Groin is "?" Friday vs Toronto
12/07/17 C Marc Gasol Foot injured last game, is probable Friday vs Toronto
11/20/17 SG Wayne Selden Quad is out indefinitely
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out indefinitely
DeMar DeRozan averages 23.3 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Kyle Lowry comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%.
Marc Gasol averages 18.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.8 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Tyreke Evans averages 17.7 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.1 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league. Toronto averages 111.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.45 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies surrender 101 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 20.2 assists allowed per contest, and 13th with 42.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Grizzlies are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game this season. Memphis is 28th in the league with 97.7 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.25. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 38.8 boards per game and 25th in assists per contest with 20.9. The Grizzlies are 25th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Raptors are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.5, and their defensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 4th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Toronto is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 26th in the league.
Memphis is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league. The Grizzlies are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104, and their defensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 93.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 23rd. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis +5
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