The Toronto Raptors will visit the FedEx Forum on Friday, and take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday in the National Basketball Association. The Toronto Raptors are coming off their home game against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. Toronto is 50-24, and just 2 games behind the Cleveland Cavaliers. For the Grizzlies, they lead Portland by 2.5 games for the fifth seed in the West. The Grizzlies are 41-33 on the season, and coming off their game against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. Find out the updated NBA betting lines here.
Toronto Raptors vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Betting Guide
When: Friday, April 1
Where: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Fox Sports Southeast, Sportsnet One
Radio: TSN Radio 1050 Toronto, WMFS, SiriusXM NBA
Stream Option: NBA Stream
NBA Odds: TBA
Why Bet on the Grizzlies
The Memphis Grizzlies have seen a four game losing streak, and a three game losing streak this month. The Grizzlies have dipped to one of the lowest scoring teams in the league; with just over 99 per game. Before Marc Gasol was injured, he led the team with 16.6 points per game. Now, Mike Conley has to carry the offensive torch and also facilitate the offense. Zach Randolph is also one of the top scorers for Memphis. The Grizzlies need just one more win to finish above .500, but they will not reach 50+ wins for the fourth straight season.
Why Bet on the Raptors
The Toronto Raptors are looking to play their best basketball before the start of the postseason. The Raptors will host the first two rounds of the postseason in their gym. The Raptors are led in scoring by shooting guard DeMar DeRozan, while Kyle Lowry is dishing out nearly 7 assists per game. The Raptors came into the game against the Hawks as losers of three out of their last four; including losses to the Celtics, Rockets and Thunder. Toronto has won 48 and 49 games the previous two seasons, but with the win over Atlanta reached 50.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Memphis Grizzlies have struggled since losing Marc Gasol to a season ending injury. The Grizzlies struggle to score, and will have a tough time using strictly their defense to beat the Toronto Raptors. Toronto is a team with good guard play. The problem for the Raptors is, this game is on the road, where they are no where near as good. Look for Toronto to find a way to win this game, but in the end, Memphis covers the spread. Bet the Memphis Grizzlies +4 over the Toronto Raptors on Friday.