Memphis Grizzlies: Contributor score predictions vs. Toronto Raptors

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The Memphis Grizzlies got back on track with a big win against a strong Utah Jazz team. This performance was a strong bounce-back from the worst Grizz loss of the season, which came against a bad Minnesota Timberwolves team. Memphis lost by 43 points in that contest.

But after finding their groove again against a winning Jazz squad, the Grizzlies will head home to take on the Toronto Raptors in FedEx Forum.

On the season, the Toronto Raptors are having a less-than-ideal season, finding themselves positioned in 12th place in the Eastern Conference. They’ve stumbled to an 8-10 record, losing seven of their last ten contests.

Can Memphis find some stability in a season that hasn’t had much to this point? Our contributors weigh in.

Jack Williams (Site Expert): The whole “momentum” argument has not worked at all this season — the Grizz have not won more than two games in a row this year. That said, I’d like to think that I’m a very optimistic person so I’m predicting that the momentum game will start now. The Grizzlies are 6-3 at home while the Raptors are 6-4 away from home, indicating that this one could get interesting. The Grizz will be without Dillon Brooks, while OG Anunoby could be out for the Raptors, evening the playing field. I’ll take Memphis in a close one.

Memphis Grizzlies 113, Toronto Raptors 108

Jacob Ellerbee: The Toronto Raptors are coming into Memphis having lost four of their last five games. The Grizzlies need to show us they can string together some consistency. How will they respond after a huge road win at Utah? This Toronto team is a shell of its title team from a couple of seasons ago. The Grizzlies have a winnable game here and don’t need to waste it.

Memphis Grizzlies 124, Toronto Raptors 118

Will Jones: Toronto has had a poor November thus far and things got even worse when they lost key player OG Anunoby. The Grizz have been back and forth and after winning the last one are due for a down game. I think Scottie Barnes is going to do a great job guarding Morant and after Morant’s high usage the Grizz are going to need a big performance from the supporting cast. If Dillon plays I think we see a big game from him and Bane continues his high level of play he started in Utah to help the Grizz sneak past Toronto.

Memphis Grizzlies 109, Toronto Raptors 105

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