Written and authored by National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Wednesday January 21, 2015. At 8:00 PM EST.
The (27-14) Toronto Raptors of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division makes the trip North of the border to the Volunteer State. Toronto will play the (29-12) Memphis Grizzlies of the Western Conference Southwest Division in 2015 NBA action. The teams will play at FedExForum on the banks of the Mississippi River in Memphis, Tennessee. This Sports Handicapper believes the Toronto Raptors started the season like gangbusters but have hit a wall midway through the season. Memphis is the most competitive Conference in the league. The betting line has Toronto as a five-point road underdog Against The Spread, and the total is 199′ for Wednesday Night’s game.
The 2015 Toronto Raptors have lost two fo three but won at Milwaukee 92-89 on January 19th. Toronto is still on top in the weak Atlantic Division, ten games ahead of second place Brooklyn. Toronto plays Philadelphia on the 23rd before going home to face the improved Detroit Pistons on January 25th. Point Gaurd Kyle Lowry leads the teams in scoring per game, assists, and steals. Toronto got a boost recently as DeMar DeRozan their best player is back in the line-up. Toronto is fifth in the NBA scoring 106 points per contest. Toronto is 3-7-1 Against The Point Spread their last eleven in Memphis. Toronto is 4-0 Against The Spread their last four playing on one day’s rest. The Toronto Raptors are 2-8 their last ten NBA ATS Betting Predictions going over the betting odds total four times and staying under six. The key to a Toronto win is to push the basketball with Lowry and DeRozan, their two best players. Forward Amir Johnson is as good of an offensive big man in the league but struggles on defense.
The 2015 Memphis Grizzlies has won four of five, they lost to Dallas on Monday the 19th of this month. Memphis is in first-place in the toughest Division in the NBA. Memphis has five players who average double digits per game. Center Marc Gasol leads the team with nineteen per contest. Power Forward Zach Randolph is second in scoring and lead the team in rebounds. Defense is always the recipe for success in the Showboat town. The betting odds under the total is 11-4 the last fifteen between the teams in Memphis. The Grizzlies are 1-5 Against The Point Spread their last six games against a team with a winning percentage of over .500. The key to a Grizzlies win is to play inside-out basketball. A good matchup, to watch for is Memphis guard Mike Conley on Lowry, both are about 6’0″ with a good handle.
Free Pick: Toronto+5.