Memphis Grizzlies vs Toronto Raptors 5/8/2021 NBA Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Memphis Grizzlies vs Toronto Raptors 5/8/2021 – The Memphis Grizzlies are coming off a bad loss and they wish to bounce back immediately. The Toronto Raptors are next on their schedule and will be visiting them at their adopted venue and city in the Amalie Arena located in Tampa, Florida. The game will happen this Saturday, May 8 and the tip-off begins at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The broadcast rights are being shared by TSN And Bally Sports SE-MEM while NBA League Pass will also have the match up through an online live stream. The Memphis Grizzlies are expected by NBA spreads to win this game against the Toronto Raptors.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Toronto Raptors 5/8/2021
Memphis Grizzlies vs Toronto Raptors 5/8/2021 Betting Odds
Memphis Grizzlies Betting
The Detroit Pistons managed to get the Memphis Grizzlies’ number as they lost by as much as 14 points, 97-111. Ja Morant had a better outing by leading the team with 20 points, five rebounds and four three-pointers. Jonas Valanciunas was not far behind and did 19 points, 16 rebounds and two blocks. Jaren Jackson Jr. looked good in this matchup as he came off the bench with 17 points, five rebounds and three triples. John Konchar and Brandon Clarke came off the bench and combined for 21 points and 11 rebounds. Dillon Brooks struggled doing only 4-of-16 from the field.
Players to watch: J. Morant PG 58 GP 58 GS 32.3 MIN 19.4 PTS 0.9 OR 3 DR 3.9 REB 7.3 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 3.2 TO 1.4 PF 2.3 AST/TO 17.31 PER
D. Brooks SF 62 GP 62 GS 29.5 MIN 16.8 PTS 0.8 OR 2.1 DR 2.9 REB 2.3 AST 1.1 STL 0.4 BLK 1.8 TO 3.6 PF 1.2 AST/TO 11.83 PER
J. Valanciunas C 58 GP 57 GS 28 MIN 16.7 PTS 4.1 OR 8.2 DR 12.3 REB 1.8 AST 0.6 STL 0.8 BLK 1.6 TO 2.9 PF 1.1 AST/TO 23.87 PER.
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Toronto Raptors are coming off with a tough overtime loss against the Washington Wizards during their last game, 129-131, in their home court in Tampa Bay. Pascal Siakam did his best to help the team with 44 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. Gary Trent Jr. tallied 25 points along with five three-pointers while Fred VanVleet had a rough night shooting 7-of-25 from the field but managed to finish with 22 points. Ken Birch as the starting center of the team almost had a double-double of 17 points and nine boards. DeAndre Bemby came off the bench with 10 markers.
Players to Watch: P. Siakam PF 55 GP 55 GS 35.9 MIN 21.4 PTS 1.7 OR 5.6 DR 7.3 REB 4.5 AST 1.2 STL 0.7 BLK 2.3 TO 3.2 PF 1.9 AST/TO 17.9 PER
F. VanVleet SG 52 GP 52 GS 36.5 MIN 19.6 PTS 0.6 OR 3.6 DR 4.2 REB 6.3 AST 1.7 STL 0.7 BLK 1.8 TO 2.3 PF 3.5 AST/TO 16.88 PER
K. Lowry PG 46 GP 46 GS 34.8 MIN 17.2 PTS 0.8 OR 4.6 DR 5.4 REB 7.3 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.7 TO 3.1 PF 2.7 AST/TO 16.5 PER.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Toronto Raptors 5/8/2021 Betting Numbers
Memphis are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
Toronto are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games.
Grayson Allen SG Abdominal is OUT Saturday vs Toronto
Kyle Lowry PG Rest is OUT Saturday vs Memphis
Memphis Grizzlies vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
The Memphis Grizzlies have an impressive run this season despite the injuries. They are expected by the online sportsbook to hold the advantage over the Toronto Raptors and end their playoff hopes.
Moneyline: The Grizzlies are coming in this road game with an ML of -182 while the Raptors are +150.
ATS: 4.5 points is separating both teams across the spread with the Grizzlies going over and the Raptors are under.
TOTALs: It is 228.5 points on the total as the Grizzlies expected to be the team over while the Raptors are under.
Score Prediction: 115 – 110, Grizzlies