Date/Time: 11-27-2018, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Memphis Grizzlies +4.5
The squad that has both the best defense in the league but the worse offense as well, the Memphis Grizzlies, who want to return to the winning ways, are hosting the squad sitting on top of the whole NBA, the Toronto Raptors, who have won their last five and want to keep their winning streak active.
Raptors are 17-4 so far in the league and are sitting on top of the whole NBA. They have won their last five games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Miami at home, 125-115. Grizzlies are 12-7 so far in the league and are tied with Oklahoma City in the fourth place of the Western Conference. They have lost their last two games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by New York at home, 98-103.
Top Basketball BookmakersToronto are led in scoring by Kawhi Leonard with 24.7 ppg. He also leads the team in rebounding with 8.5 per game, while Serge Ibaka follows with 16.6 ppg, adding 8 rebounds per game. Kyle Lowry adds 15.2 ppg and leads the team in assists made with 10.4 per game. Memphis are led in scoring by Mike Conley with 20.3 ppg. He also leads the team in assists made with 6.6 per game, while Marc Gasol follows with 18.1 ppg, adding 3.9 assists and leads the team in rebounding with 9.7 per game.
Those two squads met twice last year with Toronto winning both times. They won at home with a 101-86 score and on the road 107-116. Memphis are 7-2 at home so far, while Toronto are 8-2 on the road. Memphis have the worse offense in the league with 103 ppg to Toronto’s 116.8, but they also have the best defense, allowing 100.9 ppg to Toronto’s 107.8 ppg. Toronto have a better accuracy from the field, shooting with 48.8% to Memphis’ 45.4%, while Memphis have a better accuracy from behind the arc, shooting with 36.7% to Toronto’s 34.2%. Memphis commit fewer turnovers per game (12.5 to 14.3), while Toronto grab more rebounds (47.2 to 39.5) and dish more assists per game (25.6 to 23.6). Toronto have been one of the most consistent teams of the league so far and they are the favorite for a road win by more than 5 points tonight.
Toronto Raptors vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction: Toronto Raptors -4.5 (-112)