Will Raptors Be Breaking Up The Squad?
The Toronto Raptors are six games below .500 at this point in the season. However, it’s hard to judge what version of them we’ll see here considering that their entire team is for sale in the trade market.
The players will look to band together to take down the Memphis Grizzlies before any moves get made, though.
Memphis has won just one game since the incident in Los Angeles with Shannon Sharpe, making it seven losses out of their last eight games. Will they cash on the NBA betting odds in this spot? Let’s take a closer look.
Raptors Selling Big at the Deadline?
Toronto has been rumored to have every person on their roster available for trade except for Scottie Barnes. This is important because their best defender, O.G. Anunoby, has been held out of the road trip with a wrist injury.
He’s been most talked about in deals so far. Other players are sure to have listened to these rumors as well and could feel as though they are already on their way out.
Trade rumors can impact players in different ways and everybody in Toronto outside of Barnes should be thinking about it. Even if players are not getting moved, the fact that this could be their last hurrah together should hit them in the feels a little bit.
Aside from that, Pascal Siakam remains their best weapon. Those who bet online have seen Siakam average 24.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game. Some say he was an All-Star snub.
If this team is focused, they’ll at least cover in the sportsbook – if not win outright.
Memphis Needs Drastic Turnaround
It feels as though the Grizzlies have lost their swagger a little bit since the incident in Los Angeles. They’ve lost seven of eight and have been mired in some on-court drama.
There was the Sharpe incident and now Dillon Brooks was just suspended for this game after elbowing Donovan Mitchell in the groin.
Whatever it is that the Grizzlies lost, they need to find it again. They were the No. 1 seed in the West but are 4.5 games back of the Denver Nuggets.
One man that might be able to will them to a much-needed victory is Ja Morant. Morant is putting up 27.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 8.3 assists per game. Jaren Jackson has also been phenomenal with his 16.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 3.3 blocks a night. In fact, Jackson just got named an All-Star.
The Raptors are just 9-18 on the road while the Grizz are 21-4 at home. All signs point to this being a good bounce back spot for Memphis.
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Raptors vs Grizzlies Head-to-Head
The Raptors and Grizzlies met back at the end of December, with Memphis winning that game by double digits.
Raptors vs Grizzlies Information
- Game: Raptors (24-30) vs Grizzlies (32-20)
- Location: FedExForum, Memphis, TN
- Day/Time: Sunday, 6 p.m. ET
- Raptors vs Grizzlies Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
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Raptors vs Grizzlies Picks & Prediction
This looks like a spot where the Grizzlies should get the win. Memphis has lost seven out of their last eight but the Grizzlies are a talented team nonetheless.
Even without Steven Adams healthy and Brooks suspended, they are the stronger unit. Plus, Toronto has to be feeling the heat regarding the trade rumors.
With Anunoby out and the Raptors on the road, bet the Grizz with your NBA picks to win and cover.
Memphis is listed at -130 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Grizzlies, you have a chance to win $77. Toronto is +110, offering a chance to win $110 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Raptors a 47.62% chance to win, with the Grizzlies at 56.52%.
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Grizzlies vs Raptors Previous Game (Dec. 29, 2022)
The Toronto Raptors are holding on to their playoff hopes and get a tough task in hosting the Memphis Grizzlies. The NBA odds are against the home team thanks to Memphis’s 11-3 record against Eastern Conference opponents. However, the Grizzlies are also just 2-2 against them while on the road and just 4-12-1 against the spread (ATS) as a visitor. There is plenty of room for an upset here.