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Raptors vs Grizzlies NBA Game Preview

Toronto RaptorsMemphis Grizzlies
March 16, 8:00 PM | FedExForum

Toronto Raptors vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds

14-29TEAM RECORD24-17

The Grizzlies will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Raptors tip off at FedExForum on Friday in NBA play.

Memphis will face the 14-29 Raptors, who own a 25-17-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Grizzlies are 18-23 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Raptors are 18-23-2 favoring the OVER.

View Toronto vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Grizzlies - Raptors odds would favor the Grizzlies if the lines were set according to power ranks. Memphis is rated No. 13 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Raptors sit at No. 24. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 95-89 win for the Grizzlies.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 21-ranked offense (94.7 PPG) against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 11 at 94.1 PPG. The Grizzlies have averaged 44.9% from the field per game, more than the Raptors have managed so far this season (43.6% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Raptors own the league's No. 8-rated mark, allowing 94.6 points per game when on the road. Memphis, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in home scoring.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 98-84 loser as they battled the Nets on the road. The Raptors failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 182 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Raptors got 16 points from James Johnson, but it was New Jersey that prevailed in a 98-84 final on Wednesday at Prudential Center.

In their last action, Memphis was a 116-111 loser at home against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (227) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Marreese Speights went off for 25 points and added 7 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Los Angeles defeated Memphis, 116-111 at FedExForum.

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Charlotte are 5-5
After playing New Jersey are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 2-8
After playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Raptors at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 20 of Toronto's last 24 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Toronto's last 12 games when playing on the road against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games on the road
Toronto is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Memphis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Toronto
Memphis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 20 of Memphis's last 24 games when playing Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Charlotte, Saturday, March 17
Memphis home to Washington, Sunday, March 18