Through 3 Quarters

The Memphis Grizzlies were expected to take an 'L' in this one, but so far it isn't playing out to script. Either squad is in a position to win, but they lead against the Toronto Raptors 70-67.

The Grizz has been led by power forward Jaren Jackson Jr., who so far has 19 points in addition to three blocks. Point guard Fred VanVleet (15 points) has been the top scorer for Toronto.

The Raptors haven't lost 82% of the games in which they were down heading into the final period this season, so a victory here would be refreshing.

Who's Playing

Memphis @ Toronto

Current Records: Memphis 10-10; Toronto 9-12

What to Know

The Toronto Raptors are 10-2 against the Memphis Grizzlies since February of 2016, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Tuesday. The Raptors will play host again and welcome Memphis to Scotiabank Arena, where tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. The Grizz should still be feeling good after a big victory, while Toronto will be looking to regain their footing.

Toronto ended up a good deal behind the Boston Celtics when they played on Sunday, losing 109-97. Center Precious Achiuwa had a pretty forgettable game, finishing with only six points on 3-for-11 shooting in his 36 minutes on the court.

Meanwhile, everything went Memphis' way against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday as they made off with a 128-101 win. The game was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 76-52. The top scorer for Memphis was shooting guard Dillon Brooks (21 points).

Barring any buzzer beaters, the Raptors are expected to win a tight contest. But bettors beware: they are only 1-4 against the spread when favored.

Toronto's defeat took them down to 9-12 while Memphis' victory pulled them up to 10-10. Allowing an average of 115.60 points per game, the Grizz hasn't exactly asserted themselves on the defensive end. We'll see if they can patch up the holes in their defense before their upcoming matchup.

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Scotiabank Arena -- Toronto, Ontario
  • TV: Bally Sports SouthEast Memphis
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $34.00

Odds

The Raptors are a 3-point favorite against the Grizzlies, according to the latest NBA odds.

Bettors have moved against the Raptors slightly, as the game opened with the Raptors as a 4.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Toronto have won ten out of their last 12 games against Memphis.

  • Nov 24, 2021 - Toronto 126 vs. Memphis 113
  • May 08, 2021 - Memphis 109 vs. Toronto 99
  • Feb 08, 2021 - Toronto 128 vs. Memphis 113
  • Aug 09, 2020 - Toronto 108 vs. Memphis 99
  • Jan 19, 2019 - Toronto 119 vs. Memphis 90
  • Nov 27, 2018 - Toronto 122 vs. Memphis 114
  • Feb 04, 2018 - Toronto 101 vs. Memphis 86
  • Dec 08, 2017 - Toronto 116 vs. Memphis 107
  • Jan 25, 2017 - Memphis 101 vs. Toronto 99
  • Nov 30, 2016 - Toronto 120 vs. Memphis 105
  • Apr 01, 2016 - Toronto 99 vs. Memphis 95
  • Feb 21, 2016 - Toronto 98 vs. Memphis 85

Injury Report for Toronto

  • Khem Birch: Out (Knee)
  • OG Anunoby: Out (Hip)
  • Gary Trent Jr.: Out (Calf)
  • Goran Dragic: Out (Personal)

Injury Report for Memphis

  • Ziaire Williams: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
  • Sam Merrill: Out (Ankle)
  • Ja Morant: Out (Knee)