Toronto Raptors at Memphis Grizzlies
Merry Chrismas , ho ho ho,
The NBA is on a roll.
Lots of games today, we stopped at the Raptors against Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies (13-17) surprising 101-94 home loss to New Jersey was followed by a 104-90 win at Indiana. After allowing opponents to shoot 50.6 percent during the skid, Memphis held the Pacers to 35.6 percent. This well-deserved road victory where they controlled the entire match brings Memphis to a back-to-back game and although on the other side we have one of the worst defensive teams in league – Toronto, I believe the offered o/u line is just to high and should be around 200 points. Surprisingly whenever the Raptors had 3 or more days of rest, they played better defense and under points was a lock. Also when you consider that Raptors best player is out for tonight this bet stands more chance. “Andrea Bargnani (calf) won’t play on Monday and is also doubtful to play Tuesday vs. the Mavericks.” The Grizzlies will work their way to win another game and key for doing that is going be limiting Raptors offense, which is short-handed big time without prolific scorer Bargnani. The italian star didn’t make the trip with the team.
The Raptors (10-19) hope some time off will help them avoid a third consecutive loss. They’ve been dealing with injuries to two of their most important players, with Andrea Bargnani and Jose Calderon both missing time this month. Calderon has averaged 13.0 assists in three games since returning from a foot problem, but despite notching 13 against the Pistons, he was held to five points, shot 1 of 6 and posted a career high with eight turnovers. Linas Kleiza, who has battled a sore Achilles’ tendon lately, contributed 19 points against Detroit and is averaging 21.0 while starting the Raptors’ last three games.
A few trends to consider:
Under is 17-3 in the last 20 meetings
Under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Memphis.
Under is 4-0 in Raptors last 4 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
Under is 7-0 in Raptors last 7 vs. NBA Southwest.
Under is 37-18 in Raptors last 55 Monday games.
Today’s free NBA tip is :
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