Memphis Grizzlies at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 2/4/2018
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Air Canada Centre
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, February 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 12 point favorites.
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The Grizzlies head into this matchup with a mark of 18-33. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.7 as they are averaging 99.8 points per contest while giving up 102.5 per game. The Raptors have an overall record of 35-16. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 111.6 points per game and surrendering 104.2, good for a point differential of 7.4.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 24-26-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 22-28-1 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 27-24-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 27-24-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/17/17 PG Mike Conley Achilles is out for season
01/31/18 G Tyreke Evans Possible Trade is out indefinitely
01/15/18 F Chandler Parsons Abdominal is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/02/18 G CJ Miles Knee is "?" Sunday vs Memphis
JaMychal Green comes into this contest averaging 10 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Marc Gasol averages 18 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Kyle Lowry averages 16.6 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. DeMar DeRozan averages 24.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 5.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 99.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.71 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 40.5 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.4 per game. The Grizzlies allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 21 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 3rd in the league with 111.6 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.39. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 43.5 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 22.7. The Raptors are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Raptors surrender 104.2 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 22.1 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 42.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game this season.
The Grizzlies are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 93.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 26th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Memphis is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league.
Toronto is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Raptors are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 105.9, and their offensive rating of 113.4 is ranked 28th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 6th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis +12
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