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

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BetMGM Jun 16, 2021, 2:31 PM

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
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Grizzlies-5-110-110226.5-110-110

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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
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalGrizzlies MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/6/2021Pistons111-97 DETYesAway-1.5208.5-120100Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/5/2021Timberwolves139-135 MEMYesAway-9.5258.5-650475Regular SeasonNoOver
5/3/2021Knicks118-104 NYNoHome+3.5234.5165-200Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/1/2021Magic112-111 ORLYesAway-17.5216.5-50001350Regular SeasonNoOver
4/30/2021Magic92-75 MEMYesHome-6.5190.5-500375Regular SeasonYesUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
4-62-85-5-0226.2110.3115.9+0.740.6%

Grizzlies Injuries

Grizzlies: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

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalRaptors MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/6/2021Wizards131-129 WASYesHome-4.5222.5-300240Regular SeasonNoOver
5/4/2021Clippers105-100 LACNoAway+4.5208.5155-190Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/2/2021Lakers121-114 TORYesAway-1.5236.5-150125Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/1/2021Jazz106-102 UTANoAway+4.5223.5170-200Regular SeasonYesUnder
4/29/2021Nuggets121-111 DENNoAway+4.5220.5195-250Regular SeasonNoOver
Raptors Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
4-65-52-8-0222.5110.7111.8-2.138.9%

Raptors Injuries

Raptors: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)

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