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Toronto Raptors vs Memphis Grizzlies 2/5/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Previews

Toronto Raptors vs Memphis Grizzlies 2/5/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Previews

The Toronto Raptors will face off against the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum on Sunday, February 05, 2023, with tip-off set for 6 PM EST. Despite a record of 23-30, the Raptors sit 19th in league scoring with a season average of 113.1 points per game, shooting 45.3% from the floor. At the charity stripe, the Raptors boast a conversion rate of 79.0%, while their outside shooting stands at 33.4% from beyond the arc (574-of-1,716). Toronto’s passing ranks 25th in the NBA with an average of 42.8 rebounds per game and 1,231 assists for the season. Their turnover percentage sits at 11.7%, with a team average of 20.3 fouls per game.

In their last outing, the Raptors were dealt a 131-128 defeat at the hands of the Utah Jazz. Fred VanVleet led the Raptors with 32 points on 10-for-22 shooting, while Gary Trent Jr. shot 10-of-15 for 29 points. Siakam rounded out the scoring with 23 points and six boards for Toronto.

  • The Toronto Raptors are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against Memphis.
  • The Raptors are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games against Memphis.
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Toronto’s last 12 games on the road. 

Toronto Raptors vs Memphis Grizzlies 2/5/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Previews

The Memphis Grizzlies, with a 32-20 record, have shown prowess on the court this season, averaging 20.2 fouls per game and a 71.9% conversion rate at the charity stripe. The Grizzlies turn the ball over 14.4 times per game but make up for it with 25.4 assists per game (11th in the NBA). Memphis has scored a total of 6,058 points this season, averaging 116.5 points per game, and grabbing 48.3 rebounds per contest. On offense, the Grizzlies are connecting on 46.9% of their field goal attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Opponents of Memphis are shooting 78.7% from the line, while the Grizzlies’ defense allows 35.8% on three-pointers (675-of-1,883).

In their last matchup, the Grizzlies fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers with a score of 128-113. Desmond Bane led the way for Memphis with 25 points, going 6-for-7 from beyond the arc. All-Star guard Ja Morant contributed 24 points (9-20 FG), eight assists, and eight rebounds. Santi Aldama added 21 points and ten rebounds in the loss for the Grizzlies.

  • The Memphis Grizzlies are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games at home against Toronto.
  • The Grizzlies are 13-1 SU in their last 14 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
  • Memphis is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division. 

Toronto Raptors vs Memphis Grizzlies. The NBA pick for this game is the Toronto Raptors. Jaren Jackson Jr. (hamstring) is not sure to play in this match; he sat down from their recent loss. Consider the UNDER because the Grizzlies are the second-best defensive team in the NBA. Toronto stealing a game on the road is the better strategy. The Raptors will win by a predicted score of 117-113.

NBA Starting Time: 6:00 PM (EDT)

Location: FedExForum 

Date:  Sunday, February 05, 2023


NBA Odds: Toronto Raptors +4.5 

NBA Totals: 229.5

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