The Toronto Raptors are entering a new era of basketball after their 2019 NBA Championship victory, with the core of the team slowly eroding. The team now has their sights set on a future-oriented, new-look team, starting with a rebuild after the departure of key players like Pascal Siakam. As the Raptors prepare to face Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night, it’s clear that the team’s focus has shifted towards rebuilding and investing in young talent.
The Raptors are currently 12th in the Eastern Conference, seven games above the Hornets. They are looking to build young talent and secure a quality lottery pick to strengthen the team moving forward. The Grizzlies, on the other hand, have faced a series of challenges that have impacted their season. Injuries, suspensions, and underperformance have plagued the Grizzlies, forcing them to write off the current season and look ahead to the future.
In terms of betting trends, the Raptors have struggled to hit the over in recent games, while the Grizzlies have been cold against the spread, failing to cover in four of their previous five games. Looking at player prop trends, Immanuel Quickley has consistently topped his points + rebounds combo, while Jaren Jackson Jr. has struggled to maintain his blocks prop due to recent poor performance.
As for wagers to consider, the article suggests betting on under 227 total points, given the Grizzlies’ offensive struggles. Additionally, Jaren Jackson Jr.’s under in blocks and the Raptors to cover the 7-point spread for a comfortable win on Monday night are also recommended.
The shift in focus for the Raptors and the challenges faced by the Grizzlies have set the stage for an intriguing matchup, with both teams looking towards the future while navigating the current season.