Memphis Grizzlies (15-26) vs. Toronto Raptors (16-26)
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Toronto Raptors 1/22/24 – As the NBA season advances, we find ourselves on the cusp of an exciting matchup between Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors, Two teams eager to claim victory taking place Monday, January 22, 2024, 7:30 PM ET at Scotiabank Arena. Sports enthusiasts and bettors alike eagerly anticipate this contest; professional expert picks should prove highly sought-after!
Memphis Grizzlies fans have experienced many ups and downs so far this season, currently standing 15-26 in the Eastern Conference. Even though they may not be top contenders, their team has shown flashes of brilliance that give fans hope that this team could still compete. They average 108.1 points per game while connecting on 43.9% of field goals attempted (43.9% made, 34.2% attempted on threes); 42.4 rebounds are averaged per game while Jaren Jackson Jr leads this group’s physical play with 6 blocks per game alone! Also noteworthy, with 24.6 assists per game this team emphasizes teamwork on offense (with Jackson Jr leading this group!).
Toronto Raptors hold an improved 16-26 record, yet are yet to find consistency that would push them upward in the standings. Well-known for their gritty style of play and strong presence on the boards (43.9 per game and 29.6 assists per game respectively), Toronto has proved itself formidable opponents against all opponents they face this season. Defensive performance must improve for Toronto to continue dominating in its division and move higher up on the standings ladder..
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Toronto Raptors 1/22/24 Game Info
|Monday, January 22, 2024, at 7:30 PM ET
|NBA League Pass
Jaren Jackson Jr. (PF) vs. Pascal Siakam (PF)
Jaren Jackson Jr. has been one of the Memphis Grizzlies’ shining lights this season, averaging 21.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game while becoming one of their key offensive and defensive anchors. With 34.2 percent three-point shooting accuracy he poses an attractive three point threat; yet his turnover tendencies could present Toronto with opportunities.
Pascal Siakam, power forward for the Toronto Raptors and star performer with 22.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game is their go-to guy, boasting 22.2 points per game despite not excelling at three-point shooting or driving to the basket himself; instead he excels in driving and creating opportunities for teammates – not forgetting his 0.8 steals per game which helps disrupt opposition offense. Yet Siakam still needs to increase his block total by at least 30% each game for optimal defense of course!
When these two stars meet on the court, expect an epic clash of styles. Jaren Jackson Jr. may force Pascal Siakam out of his comfort zone to defend beyond the three point arc; on the other hand, Siakam could use his athleticism and playmaking prowess to put pressure on Jackson Jr. Defensively, Siakam could disrupt passing lanes which may impact Memphis Grizzlies ball movement.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
Examining the current betting odds for this game shows us that oddsmakers are still weighing this matchup and its significance for future outcomes. Given how evenly matched both teams appear to be at this early stage, making predictions difficult at best.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies have shown some inconsistency lately, going 2-3 in their last 5 games while also struggling against the spread. On their road games they have proven more competitive, recording 12-10 against the spread record; note also that 2 of those five matches had overs totalling.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Raptors have also struggled, going 1-4 over their last 5 games and going 2-3 against the spread – including 10-for-10 road play vs spread performance. Similar to Memphis, overs have also become more frequent during recent matches for Toronto (two out of their last 5).
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
Both teams enter this highly anticipated matchup looking to regain momentum. Both the Grizzlies and Raptors have shown flashes of brilliance but have struggled to stay consistent throughout. It remains uncertain who will prevail at this matchup due to current betting odds being uncertain and thus hard to make an accurate call at this time.
Based on NBA picks today, it appears as if Memphis may hold an edge when it comes to covering the spread, particularly on the road. But any game can go either way; bettors should consider betting over as both teams tend to engage in high-scoring contests.
Free Pick and Prediction: Memphis Grizzlies 112, Toronto Raptors 108.