In a non-conference matchup, the Memphis Grizzlies (15-27) head to Toronto to take on the Raptors (16-27) at Scotiabank Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 ET.

TSN will broadcast the game, and the Raptors (-294) are currently favored by 7.5 points over the Grizzlies (+237). The over/under line for the game is set at 228 points.


The Pick: Memphis Grizzlies +7.5

This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena at 7:30 ET on Monday, January 22nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-110 in favor of the Grizzlies.
  • Our projections have Jaren Jackson Jr. finishing with Jaren Jackson Jr. points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Grizzlies finishing with a field goal percentage of 44.1% and knocking down 10 threes.

Will Memphis Find a Way to Win on the Road?

Today, the Grizzlies are 7.5-point underdogs on the road against the Raptors. This season, Memphis has been the underdog in 29 of their 42 games and has gone 9-20 as the underdog.

As the underdog, the Grizzlies have an average scoring differential of -8.4 points per game. On the road, their scoring differential is -4.7 PPG.

Memphis’ O/U record for the season is 18-23-1, and their last two games have gone over the posted totals. On average, their games have finished with 221.5 points, which is lower than today’s O/U line of 228.

Memphis is currently 13th in the Western Conference with a record of 15-27. In their last game, the Grizzlies lost to the Bulls by a score of 125-96. The O/U line for that game was 215 points.

Against the spread, Memphis is 17-25 for the season and has failed to cover in their last two games. On the road, the Grizzlies have an ATS record of 12-11 compared to 5-14 at home.

In Western Conference play, the Grizzlies are 12-21 compared to 3-6 against the East. In their last three games, Memphis has been the underdog and has lost all three.

This season, the Grizzlies have struggled to score, averaging just 107.8 points per game (29th). In terms of field goal percentage, they are 29th in the league at 43%. However, they have been one of the most aggressive three-point shooting teams, ranking 5th in attempts (39.6) but just 30th in three-point shooting percentage (34%).

When looking at their scoring by location, the Grizzlies have been better on the road, averaging 110 points per game compared to 105.2 at home. Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 26.2% of their games.

So far, the Grizzlies have been one of the worst teams in terms of two-point shooting percentage (28th at 51%). In terms of pace, they are 12th in the league at 99.2 possessions per game. When it comes to assists, Memphis is 26th in the NBA at 24.7 per game.

This season, the Grizzlies’ defense is the 13th ranked defense in the NBA at 13th PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 57.1% of their games. Inside the arc, the Grizzlies defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 52.7% and 38.5% from three-point territory.

Is A Home Victory Likely for Favored Toronto?

In the Raptors’ last game, they lost to the Knicks by a score of 126-100. The O/U line for that game was 229.5 points, and Toronto was a 7.5-point underdog going into the game.

This season, the Raptors have an O/U record of 23-19-1, and the under has hit in each of their last four games. Today’s O/U line is set at 228 points.

Toronto is 8-7 as the favorite this season and has been favored in 15 of their 43 games. As the favorite, they have a scoring differential of +3 points per game. The team’s ATS record as the favorite is 7-8, and they have failed to cover the spread in two straight games.

As for their overall record, the Raptors are 16-27 and are currently in 12th place in the Eastern Conference. Against the East, they are 10-20 and 0-11 against other teams in the Atlantic Division.

At home, the Raptors are 10-11 straight-up and 10-11 ATS. The team’s average scoring margin at home is +0.8 points per game. On the road, they are 6-16 straight-up and 11-11 ATS.

So far this season, the Raptors have been one of the most efficient teams in terms of two-point shooting. They are currently 5th in the league in two-pointers made per game. However, their three-point shooting has been below average, as they are 23rd in three-point shooting percentage.

When playing at home, Toronto is averaging 112.6 points per game, which is 24th in the NBA. Overall, they are 18th in scoring at 114.7 points per game. In terms of pace, the Raptors are 15th in the league.

Coming into this game, Toronto has scored below the NBA scoring average in 53.5% of their games this season. They have also scored less than their own scoring average in their last two games.

Coming into today’s game, the Raptors’ defense is giving up an average of 116.6 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Raptors defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 55.3% while allowing 38.0% from downtown.