Toronto Raptors vs Memphis Grizzlies
Betting Spread – Grizzlies -4.5. Total 227.5
Good afternoon Run Pure Bets subscribers! So NBA recently has been a wild ride to say the least but we keep on grinding and finding some favorable spots to bet on. As the season is winding down more teams lose incentive to win and one of them is Toronto Raptors. We saw some signs earlier already but now it’s quite obvious as they are 4 games behind Wizards with only 5 left. Fans don’t care anymore as they are not even playing at their home court so that’s a win, win situation for GM and Ujiri. They can tank now with full speed trying to get a better pick in Draft. First injury report announced that they will rest Lowry (he needs to plan his vacation) and VanVleet is out with the injury recovery. Also OG, Watanabe (doubtful), Boucher, Watson are out. It wouldn’t surprise to see this list getting bigger as the day goes by.
Now Grizzlies have a lot to play for as they want to catch at least 8th seed in the West. For some reason they are playing better on the road with a +3 net rating and 19w15l, compared to -1 net rating at home with 14w18l record. When they are listed as road favorites to 5 points Grizzlies have covered 6 games from 9. JJJ is slowly getting back and already played 7 games after missing almost whole season, doesn’t look great now but we should see progression from him as the style of play or teammates aren’t a new thing. Jenkins has tighten his rotations lately and that part I love the most. Without FVV and Lowry on the other side Morant should be able to run a very productive offense. Memphis has been struggling against bigger teams this season but Raptors are the opposite of that. Let’s not forget JV’s revenge narrative against Raptors and he should feast today against Birch.
The decision it’s really simple for today. I’m taking a deeper, better team who needs to win against a depleted, tanking Raptors.
Best Bet Grizzlies -4.5 1u