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Memphis Grizzlies vs Toronto Raptors 5/8/2021 NBA Picks and Previews

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Memphis Grizzlies vs Toronto Raptors 5-8-2021 NBA Picks and Previews

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

When: May 8, 2021 7:30 PM ET
Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
TV: TSN | Bally Sports SE-MEM
Stream: NBA League Pass

Memphis Grizzlies vs Toronto Raptors 5/8/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Memphis Grizzlies -4.5 (-111) 228.5 o (-110) -182
Toronto Raptors +4.5 (-111) 228.5 u (-110) +150
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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

Trends

Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
Grizzlies are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
Memphis are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games against Toronto.
Memphis are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games against Toronto.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Memphis’ last 18 games on the road.
Memphis are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto.
Memphis are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis’ last 5 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
Memphis are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games played in May.

Toronto Raptors

Toronto are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games.
Raptors are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games at home.
Toronto are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Memphis.
Toronto are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Raptors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Toronto are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto’s last 8 games played on a Saturday.

Injuries

Memphis Grizzlies

Grayson Allen SG Abdominal is OUT Saturday vs Toronto
Xavier Tillman PF Illness is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Toronto
Sean McDermott SG Foot is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Toronto

Toronto Raptors

Kyle Lowry PG Rest is OUT Saturday vs Memphis
Aron Baynes C Foot is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Memphis
Fred VanVleet PG Rest is OUT Saturday vs Memphis
OG Anunoby SF Calf is OUT Saturday vs Memphis
Chris Boucher PF MCL is out indefinitely
Yuta Watanabe SG Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Memphis
Paul Watson PG Knee is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Memphis Grizzlies Toronto Raptors
40-26-0 Against the Spread 30-36-1
35-31-0 Straight Up 36-31-0
113 Points per Game 112
113 Points Allowed per Game 111
46.57 Offensive FG% 44.98
77.56 Offensive FT% 82.09
35.71 Offensive 3PT% 37.13
46.58 Defensive FG% 45.88
78.84 Defensive FT% 79.63
36.87 Defensive 3PT% 37.81

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