Memphis Grizzlies at Toronto Raptors odds, picks and predictions
The Memphis Grizzlies (10-10) travel to Scotiabank Arena Tuesday to take on the Toronto Raptors (9-12). Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Grizzlies vs. Raptors odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.
The Grizzlies' offensive upside will be drastically limited as they'll be without star guard Ja Morant in this one. Memphis is 11-9 against the spread (ATS) so far this season.
The Grizzlies enter as underdogs on the road against a talented Raptors team despite having the better record. However, Toronto has actually been worse at home than on the road so far this year.
The Raps are one of the worst teams against the spread at just 8-13. They're 2-7 at home and 7-5 on the road but they enter as favorites given the absence of Morant.
Grizzlies at Raptors odds, spread and lines
- Money line: Grizzlies +133 (bet $100 to win $133) | Raptors -165 (bet $165 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Grizzlies +3.5 (-107) | Raptors -3.5 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 215.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)
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Grizzlies at Raptors key injuries
- F OG Anunoby (hip) out
- G Gary Trent Jr. (calf) questionable
- C Khem Birch (knee) out
- G Ja Morant (knee) out
Grizzlies at Raptors odds, lines, picks and predictions
Raptors 112, Grizzlies 106
PASS on the money line with a slight lean to the Raptors (-165). Given their home struggles and a mere 3-point spread, I'd pass here and look towards the points.
Around -135 is where I'd consider this money line good value for Toronto. On the other side, I can't trust the Grizzlies without their star.
BET on the RAPTORS -3.5 (-115) as they should be able to put up more of a fight than Sacramento.
The Griz ran over the Sacramento Kings Sunday after losing by 32 to the Atlanta Hawks Friday with Morant sidelined. However, the Raptors have length and talent with G Fred VanVleet, F Scottie Barnes and big Pascal Siakam all in their starting lineup.
They have the 10th-best offensive rating and 24th-worst defensive rating. Not having Morant will doom the Griz in this one as the explosive guard could've exposed a weak Raptors defense.
The Grizzlies are much the same way - a strong offensive team and a lacking defensive side. However, their offense will far from as strong without Morant, and I expect them to struggle from the field. The Raptors, at home, are the better play here.
"LEAN" to the OVER 215.5 (-115) as, despite Morant's absence, the Grizzlies should still be able to get points on the board.
The Raptors and Grizzlies rank first and second, respectively, in offensive rebounding rate yet 28th and 19th, respectively, in defensive rebounding rate. That's cause for chaos.
With the Grizzlies likely to still push the pace behind projected starting PG De'Anthony Melton along the plethora of opportunities on the glass, the Over should be the better play.
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