Memphis Grizzlies vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 8, 2021

A game after he put up 44 points in a 131-129 loss to the Wizards, Pascal Siakam leads the Toronto Raptors (27-40) at home against the Memphis Grizzlies (33-33) on Saturday, May 8, 2021. The Raptors are underdogs by 5 points in the matchup, which tips at 7:30 PM ET on BSSE. The point total for the matchup is set at 226.5.

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Grizzlies vs Raptors Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Grizzlies -5 -110 -110 226.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • Memphis’ games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Saturday’s matchup total (226.5 points) in 33 out of 66 opportunities (50% of matchups).
  • In Toronto’s games this season, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Saturday’s matchup total in 29 out of 67 matchups (43.3%).
  • The point total for the contest of 226.5 is 1.4 points more than the combined points per game averages for the Grizzlies (113.3 points per game) and the Raptors (111.8 points per game).
  • This matchup’s over/under is 2.3 fewer points than the 224.2 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • This season the average total for Grizzlies games is 226 points, 0.5 fewer than the over/under of 226.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 3.2 points separates this contest’s over/under (226.5 points) and the average total points bet in Raptors’ games (223.3 points) this season.

Grizzlies Betting Data

  • Memphis beat the spread more often than not this year, going 37-26 against the spread.
  • The Grizzlies’ record against the spread as at least a 5-point favorite is above .500 at 10-8.
  • Memphis usually hits the over, breaking the point total in 34 of 63 games (54%).

Grizzlies Key Players

  • The Grizzlies points and assists leader is Ja Morant. He averages 19.4 points per game and adds 7.3 assists.
  • Memphis is led in rebounds by Jonas Valanciunas’ 12.3 per game.
  • Grayson Allen is the top three-point shooter for the Grizzlies, connecting on 2.1 per game.
  • Memphis’ steals leader is Kyle Anderson, who collects 1.3 per game. Brandon Clarke leads the team averaging 0.9 blocks a contest.

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Grizzlies Last 10 Games

Grizzlies Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Grizzlies Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/6/2021 Pistons 111-97 DET Yes Away -1.5 208.5 -120 100 Regular Season No Under
5/5/2021 Timberwolves 139-135 MEM Yes Away -9.5 258.5 -650 475 Regular Season No Over
5/3/2021 Knicks 118-104 NY No Home +3.5 234.5 165 -200 Regular Season No Under
5/1/2021 Magic 112-111 ORL Yes Away -17.5 216.5 -5000 1350 Regular Season No Over
4/30/2021 Magic 92-75 MEM Yes Home -6.5 190.5 -500 375 Regular Season Yes Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
4-6 2-8 5-5-0 226.2 110.3 115.9 +0.7 40.6%

Grizzlies Injuries


Sean McDermott: Out (Foot),

Grayson Allen: Out (Abdonminal)

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Raptors Betting Data

  • Toronto has a 33-31-1 record against the spread, covering in 50.8% of their outings.
  • The Raptors have fared well as a 5-point underdog, going 9-6 against the spread when they are at least 5-point underdogs.
  • Toronto and its opponents have hit the over in less than half of their games this year — 28 of 65 (43.1%).

Raptors Key Players

  • Siakam sits on top of the Raptors leaderboards for scoring and rebounding with 21.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
  • Kyle Lowry records more assists than any other Toronto teammate with 7.3 per game. He also averages 17.2 points and grabs 5.4 rebounds per game.
  • Fred VanVleet is the top shooter from distance for the Raptors, hitting 3.3 threes per game.
  • VanVleet (1.7 steals per game) is the steal leader for Toronto while Chris Boucher (1.9 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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Raptors Last 10 Games

Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Raptors Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/6/2021 Wizards 131-129 WAS Yes Home -4.5 222.5 -300 240 Regular Season No Over
5/4/2021 Clippers 105-100 LAC No Away +4.5 208.5 155 -190 Regular Season No Under
5/2/2021 Lakers 121-114 TOR Yes Away -1.5 236.5 -150 125 Regular Season Yes Under
5/1/2021 Jazz 106-102 UTA No Away +4.5 223.5 170 -200 Regular Season Yes Under
4/29/2021 Nuggets 121-111 DEN No Away +4.5 220.5 195 -250 Regular Season No Over
Raptors Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
4-6 5-5 2-8-0 222.5 110.7 111.8 -2.1 38.9%

Raptors Injuries


Paul Watson: Out (Knee),

Chris Boucher: Out (Knee),

Kyle Lowry: Out (Rest),

Fred VanVleet: Out (Injury Management),

OG Anunoby: Out (Injury Management),

Yuta Watanabe: Day To Day (Ankle)