Memphis Grizzlies vs Toronto Raptors 5/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Memphis Grizzlies vs Toronto Raptors 5/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Memphis Grizzlies will meet the Toronto Raptors at Amalie Arena, Tampa Bay, Florida on May 8, 2021, at 7:30 PM, ET. The Grizzlies are hoping to bounce back from their last game loss with a victory against the Raptors. They recently fell to the Detroit Pistons 97-111, Thursday.  Memphis is in 9th place at 33-33 in the West and 2nd in the Southwest Division.

Last season’s Rookie of the Year PG Ja Morant will lead the Grizzlies against the Raptors. Morant heads the team in the scoring and assists department with 19.4 points and 7.3 assists per game this season. F Dillon Brooks is second in scoring, dropping 16.8 points per game. C Jonas Valanciunas is steady with 16.7 points per match aside from topping the team in rebounds with 12.3 rebounds per game. PF Jaren Jackson Jr. adds to the offense averaging 14.3 points per outing.

The Grizzlies are at the moment averaging 113.3 ppg at 46.6 % from the field while limiting opponents to 112.7 ppg. Memphis tallies 46.4 rebounds, 26.8 assists, 9.2 steals, and 4.7 blocks per game this season. The team’s totals have gone over in 13 of their last 18 games on the road and are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games of this season.

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Memphis Grizzlies vs Toronto Raptors Predictions 5/8/2021

Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors are hoping to snap their 2-game losing skid with a victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. The Raptors are on the brink of elimination after falling short to the Washington Wizards in overtime to a score of 129-131 in their last match. Toronto carries a 27-40 win-loss card and is 12th in the Eastern Conference.

PF Pascal Siakam and SG Gary Trent Jr. lead the Raptors against the Grizzlies. Siakam tops the team in scoring with 21.4 points along with 7.3 rebounds per game and Trent is putting up 16.5 points per outing. Toronto is on a depleted lineup and will miss the services of SG Fred VanVleet, PG Kyle Lowry, and SF OG Anunoby. VanVleet, Lowry, and Anunoby will all sit out due to injury management. VanVleet is 2nd in scoring with 19.6 points per game followed by Lowry with 17.2 ppg and Anunoby is averaging 15.9 points per outing this season. PF Chris Boucher is also out with a sprained MCL.

The Raptors are amassing 111.8 points per game with a field goal percentage of 45.0 % while limiting opponents to 111.5 ppg. Toronto is currently averaging 41.6 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 8.5 steals, and 5.5 blocks per game. The team’s totals have gone under in 4 of their last 5 games at home and are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Toronto Raptors. The NBA pick for this game is Memphis -4.5. The Raptors are 1-0 against the Grizzlies this season. The Raptors are sitting out SG Fred VanVleet, PG Kyle Lowry, and SG OG Anunoby to rest their injuries. Toronto PF Chris Boucher is still sidelined with a left knee injury and will miss his 9th straight game. The odds favor Memphis to a predicted score of 118-111.

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Memphis Grizzlies vs Toronto Raptors 5/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 7:30 PM EST

Location: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida

Date: May 8, 2021

TV: BSSE

NBA Odds: Memphis -4.5

NBA Total Odds: 228.5

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