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Grizz Continue to Go UNDER Low Totals

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With a franchise record for victories and the Atlantic Division title in their back pocket, the Toronto Raptors are clearly feeling comfortable in their current spot. But don’t expect the Raps to be content with that. Franchise point guard Kyle Lowry told reporters the team is not satisfied with 50 wins, which will provide some relief to Toronto backers who are banking on them covering the spread versus the lowly Memphis Grizzlies tonight.

Shark Bites
  • The Grizzlies are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games after a loss.
  • The Raptors are 6-2 SU in their last eight games against teams with winning records.
  • The Grizzlies are 18-7 SU in their last 25 games at home.

Totals bettors will notice the opening number of 197 is relatively low, but the Grizz have still been a consistent source of UNDERs in this spot. The UNDER is 3-1 in the Grizzlies’ last four with a closing total of 197 or less. That's where sportsbooks opened the total for the contest.

The Grizzlies have suffered from a plethora of injuries, which means bettors should approach this team with caution. Memphis has fallen to sixth place in the West as a result of a 2-8 stretch that most recently saw them lose to the Denver Nuggets.

With a victory, Toronto can sweet the Grizzlies for the second time in three seasons. DeMar DeRozan scored 21 while Lowry added 18 in Toronto’s 98-95 home win on February 21. The Raps held Memphis to 3 of 20 from downtown in that matchup.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Toronto Raptors betting line opened this morning as -4.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 198.5 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 105-99 win for the Raptors. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Toronto Raptors vs Memphis Grizzlies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Raptors will try to spoil the party on Friday; they are 39-34-1 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Memphis Grizzlies are 37-35-3 ATS. Toronto is 40-33-1 vs the betting total points scored; Memphis is 42-33. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Memphis vs Toronto injuries news.

The Grizzlies - Raptors betting odds would favor the Raptors if the lines were set according to power rankings. Memphis is rated No. 20 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Toronto Raptors sit at No. 6.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Memphis's No. 24-ranked offense averaging 99.15 PPG, against a Toronto Raptors defense that ranks No. 5 at 98.51 PPG. The Memphis Grizzlies field goal percentage has averaged 44.22% so far, less than the Toronto Raptors shooters have achieved on the year, 44.95% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Toronto got 26 points from DeMar DeRozan en route to a 105-97 victory over Atlanta on Wednesday at Air Canada Centre.

Memphis got 26 points from Zach Randolph en route to a 109-105 loss against Denver on Wednesday at FedExForum.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Toronto is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Toronto's last 22 games on the road
  • Memphis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Memphis's last 14 games
  • Memphis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Memphis is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at San Antonio, Saturday, April 2nd
Memphis at Orlando, Sunday, April 3rd