Toronto Raptors @ Memphis Grizzlies Free Betting Tip January 21st

I was correct on my last Raptors free betting tip as the Raptors (+1) narrowly defeated the Bucks in Milwaukee 92-82 at Monday. I am now 15-13 Raptors free betting tips. Tonight the 27-14 Raptors travel to Memphis to take on the 29-12 Grizzlies.

(27-14) Toronto Raptors @ (29-12) Memphis Grizzlies

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Probable starting line-ups:

Toronto – PG – Kyle Lowry  SG – DeMar DeRozan  C – Jonas Valanciunas  SF – Greivis Vasquez  PF – Amir Johnson

Memphis – Point Guard – Mike Conley  Shooting Guard – Courtney Lee  C- Marc Gasol  Small Forward – Tony Allen  Power Forward – Zach Randolph

Stats Leaders:

Toronto – PPG – Kyle Lowry 19.8  RPG – Jonas Valanciunas 8.5  APG – Kyle Lowry 7.6

Memphis – Points Per Game – Marc Gasol 19.2  Rebounds Per Game – Zach Randolph 11.9  Assists Per Game – Mike Conley 6.0

Team Scoring: (with league ranking in parentheses)

Toronto – PF – 106.4 (5th)  PA – 101.1 (21st)

Memphis – Points For (Per Game) – 101.8 (12th)  Points Against (Per Game) – 98.0 (10th)

Overview:

The Toronto Raptors have won 2 of their last 4 games. On Monday they were victorious 92-89 at Milwaukee. Point guard Kyle Lowry led the team with 18 points on 8 of 25 shooting in 36 minutes. He also had 5 rebounds and 3 assists. He was a lowly 1 of 9 from the 3 point line. Small forward Terrence Ross scored 16 points on 7 of 12 shooting in 23 reserve minutes. He also had 5 rebounds. Shooting guard Louis Williams netted 15 points on 4 of 12 shooting in 28 minutes off the bench. Power forward Amir Johnson scored 11 points on 4 of 8 shooting in 32 minutes. He grabbed 7 rebounds. Center Jonas Valanciunas had a double-double with 11 points and 13 boards. He was 5 of 8 from the field in 19 minutes. The team shot 40% from the field, 25% from the 3 point line (6-24), and 58.3% from the foul line (14-24). The Raptors out-rebounded the Bucks 54-43. The team’s big quarter was the 2nd in which they out-scored their opposition 31-19. Toronto is 11-7 on the road this season. Tonight is the 2nd game of a 3 game road trip. Their next game is Friday at Philadelphia.

The Memphis Grizzlies had their 4 game winning streak snapped with a 103-95 home loss versus the Mavericks on Monday. Point guard Mike Conley led the team in scoring with 22 points on 7 of 16 shooting in 30 minutes. Center Marc Gasol scored 20 points in 6 of 13 shooting in 39 minutes. He also had 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Power forward Zach Randolph had a double-double as he scored 18 points and pulled down 15 rebounds. He was 8 of 13 from the field in 40 minutes. Shooting guard netted 12 points on 5 of 14 shooting in 31 minutes. Reserve small forward Jeff Green scored 11 points on 5 of 14 shooting in 32 minutes off the bench. He had 8 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals. The team shot 42.4% from the field, 13.6% from the 3 point line (3-22), and 90.9% from the free throw line (20-22). The Grizzlies allowed the Mavericks to nab 12 offensive rebounds. The team was out-scored 25-16 in the opening period. Memphis is 16-5 at home this season. Tonight is the 3rd game of a 5 game home stand. Their next game is Saturday at home versus Philadelphia.

In their first meeting this season on November 19th Toronto notched a 96-92 home win versus Memphis. The Raptors have won the last 3 meetings with the Grizzlies. Tonight is the last meeting of the season between the 2 teams.

Prediction:

The Grizzlies are pretty strong at home and although I don’t think tonight’s game will be a blow out the Raptors are still trying to get back to the level they were playing at previously this season. Take the Grizzlies -5.5 (1.90) (Bet365)

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