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NBA Betting Pick and Prediction: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Toronto Raptors

January 3, 2024


The Toronto Raptors will travel to Memphis, Tennessee to face the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum with tip-off scheduled for 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday night.



The Raptors enter this game with a record of 13-20 which puts them in 12th place in the Eastern Conference and have lost five of their last seven games but are coming off a 124-121 win at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday. Toronto has been a slightly above-average team defensively this season as they are allowing an average of 115.18 points per game which is less than the league average of 115.42 points per game, however, the Raptors have also been one of the lowest-scoring teams in the league as they are averaging 113.97 points per game. 



Scottie Barnes has been one of the better players on the team as he is 2nd on the team in scoring and leads the team in rebounds, steals, and blocks with an average of 21 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.48 steals, and 1.42 blocks per game. The Toronto Raptors will look to build off the momentum following the win at home against the Cavaliers when they travel to face the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Memphis Grizzlies ended their three-game losing streak on Tuesday with a 106-98 win at home against the San Antonio Spurs, however, they remain one of the worst teams in the Western Conference with a record of 11-22 which puts them in 13th place in the conference. 



Memphis has been the lowest-scoring team in the NBA as they are averaging 106.75 points per game while being a slightly above-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 113.84 points per game. Desmond Bane leads the team in scoring and assists with 764 points and 161 assists this season. The Memphis Grizzlies will look to end their three-game losing streak when they host the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. 



BookMaker has the Memphis Grizzlies listed as 1-point favorites at home against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. Toronto has won seven of the last ten while Memphis has won two of the last three meetings. The Raptors are 7-3 ATS in the last ten while the Grizzlies are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Toronto Raptors are 15-17-1 ATS overall, 6-8-1 ATS on the road, and 7-9-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the Memphis Grizzlies are 13-20 ATS overall, 4-11 ATS at home, and 5-6 ATS as a favorite on the year.



Toronto enters this game with a better record and has been the better team in the last ten games in the series, winning seven of the previous ten meetings. The Raptors have also been the better team at covering the spread over the last ten games in the series with a record of 7-3 ATS in those matchups while also being the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 15-17-1 ATS overall while the Grizzlies are 13-20 ATS overall which is why I am taking the point with the Toronto Raptors when they travel to face the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. 



Spooky Express Pick: Toronto Raptors +1