Planning on watching today's Raptors and Grizzlies game? Catch the action at FedExForum in Memphis, TN, as the Grizzlies hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on BSSE. The over/under for this game is set at 232 points, and the Grizzlies are the home favorites against the Raptors in a non-conference matchup.


The Pick: Toronto Raptors +1.5

This game will be played at FedExForum at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, January 3rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-104 in favor of the Raptors.
  • Our projections have Pascal Siakam finishing with Pascal Siakam points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Raptors finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.9% and knocking down 8 threes.

Will Toronto Come Through as Road Underdogs?

In the Eastern Conference, the Raptors are currently 12th and sit 5th in the Atlantic Division on a record of 13-20. If they are going to pull off the win as 1.5-point underdogs against Memphis, they will need to end a few streaks. This includes their 9-game losing streak on the road and 4 straight games as the underdog.

So far this season, Toronto has been the underdog in 18 of their 33 games and have gone 9-9 against the spread in those games. On the road, the Raptors have an average scoring margin of -3.1 points per game and an ATS record of 7-8.

Out of Toronto's 33 games, their over/under record is 18-15 with their over streak reaching three games. Today's over/under line of 232 is slightly higher than their average OU line of 225.1. In their previous games with higher over/under lines than 232, the Raptors have gone 3-2.

In their most recent game, the Raptors scored 124 points against the Cavaliers. They shot 48.3% from the field and hit 11 three-pointers. Pascal Siakam was the leading scorer for the Raptors with 36 points vs. the Cavaliers. Scottie Barnes also added 20 points.

Currently, the Raptors' defense holds the 18th rank in the NBA, allowing 115.2 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Raptors' defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.0% and allowing 38.0% from beyond the arc.

Can Memphis Live Up to the Hype at Home?

In the Western Conference, the Grizzlies are in 13th place and sit 4th in the Southwest Division on an overall record of 11-22.

So far, Memphis has struggled to cover the spread at home and have an average scoring margin of -7.8 points per game. The Grizzlies have gone 3-12 at home this season and have failed to cover the spread in two straight games at home.

Against the spread, the Grizzlies are 13-20 for the season, and they have dropped each of their last four games vs. the spread. When playing at home, they have been the underdog in 21 of their 33 games and have gone 8-15 straight up in those games.

The Grizzlies' over/under record for the season is 13-20, and the under has come in three straight games for them. Today's line of 232 is just slightly higher than their average over/under line of 224.5. In four of their games, the over/under line has been higher than 232, and the over has gone 1-3 in those games.

In their most recent game, the Grizzlies scored 106 points, which is right around their season average of 106.7 PPG. Desmond Bane is the team's leading scorer, coming into today's game with an average of 24.6 PPG. Jaren Jackson Jr. is also averaging 20.7 PPG on the season.

This season, the Grizzlies' defense is the 13th ranked defense in the NBA at 13th PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 57.6% of their games. The Memphis defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.6% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.3% of their field goal attempts vs. Memphis.