Grizzlies vs Raptors Prediction NBA Picks 1/22/24

Toronto Raptors (16-27) vs Memphis Grizzlies (15-27)

Game Info: Monday, January 22, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

Betting Odds: Toronto Raptors -6.5 -- Over/Under: 224.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Toronto Raptors play host to the Memphis Grizzlies at the Scotiabank Arena on Monday night. Here’s a Raptors vs Grizzlies Prediction.

Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies have been in a rut as they've lost four of their last five games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after getting completely run over by the Bulls in a 125-96 road defeat on Saturday. Jaren Jackson Jr led the team with 26 points, six rebounds and five assists, Luke Kennard and Vince Williams scored 14 points each while David Roddy chipped in with 11 points off the bench. As a team, the Grizzlies shot 42 percent from the field and 13 of 42 from the 3-point line, but you could tell it was going to be a rough night early on as the Grizzlies struggled to get going and scored just 17 points in the first quarter to have them trailing for the entire game.

Memphis Grizzlies Player Facts

  • Jaren Jackson Jr. is one of only four qualified players in the league averaging at least 1.5 threes and 1.5 blocks this season.
  • Luke Kennard ranks 17th amongst qualified players for 3P% (42.2%) this season.

Toronto Raptors

Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors have been in a major slump as they've lost six of their last seven games overall and they will be looking for a better performance after getting thrashed by the Knicks in a 126-100 road loss on Saturday. RJ Barrett led the team with 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists, Gary Trent Jr added 16 points while Immanuel Quickley chipped in with 12 points and 11 assists. As a team, the Raptors shot just 41 percent from the field and 11 of 34 from the 3-point line as they kept pace with the Knicks early on and trailed by just two points going into halftime, only to get blown out by 67-43 in the second half and suffer yet another disappointing loss. Scottie Barnes shot just four of 14 from the field and zero of three from the 3-point line to finish with nine points. The Raptors will meet the Clippers and Hawks after this game.

Toronto Raptors Player Facts

  • Immanuel Quickley ranks 13th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FT% (87.0%) this season.
  • RJ Barrett ranks 49th amongst qualified players for points per game (18.8) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Raptors rank 2nd in the league for assists per game this season (29.6).
  • The Raptors rank 29th in the league for free throw percentage this season (73.9%).
  • The Grizzlies rank 30th in the league for opponent blocks per game this season (6.7).
  • The Grizzlies rank 30th in the league for three-point percentage this season (34.2%).

Raptors vs Grizzlies Prediction

The Grizzlies are still severely depleted with Marcus Smart, Ja Morant, Brandon Clarke and Desmone Bane all out again, while the Raptors are still missing Jakob Poeltl. The Grizzlies have been doing it tough all season because of their growing injury list and they will be low on confidence after getting humbled by the Knicks in an ugly loss on Saturday, while the Raptors are still stuck in a major slump despite making some moves in the trade market. I'm not confident taking the Grizzlies, but I really don't think the Raptors should be favored by so many points, so I'll take the points in this spot.

Peter’s Pick Memphis +6.5

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