Grizzlies vs. Celtics Prediction
After its big win over the Raptors, will the Boston Celtics have a letdown tonight when they play host to the Memphis Grizzlies at 7PM ET?
555 Memphis Grizzlies vs. 556 Boston Celtics
Friday, January 18, 2019
7PM ET – TD Garden
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Celtics are the heavy favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -10.5 points against the Grizzlies. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 205.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 57 percent going on the Celtics at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Grizzlies can’t get on track
Memphis has lost three straight games, failing to cover the spread in all three. Their last loss was 111-101 at home to Milwaukee on Wednesday. The Grizzlies are 19-25 on the season, 8-15 on the road, 18-26 against the spread and 27-17 with the under.
The Grizzlies have the league’s top defense, but the league’s worst offense. Memphis is giving up just 103.1 points per game this year, but puts up only 100.9. They also have the league’s worst rebounding at just 40 per game. Mike Conley is leading the team with 19.9 points and 6.2 assists per game while Marc Gasol is adding 15.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per contest.
Celtics end skid
Boston snapped its three-game losing streak on Wednesday with a 117-108 win over the Toronto Raptors. The Celtics are now 26-18 on the season, 16-5 at home, 23-21 against the spread and 27-17 with the over.
The Celtics are one of the stronger defensive teams in the league, allowing just 105.7 points per game while limiting opponents to 44.2 percent shooting from the field and 33.1 percent from the arc. Offensively, Boston is putting up 111.8 points per game while shooting 36.6 percent from the arc. Kyrie Irving is leading the team with 22.8 points and 6.7 assists per game while Jayson Tatum is adding 16.6 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Grizzlies have failed to cover the spread in five straight road games and in seven of their last eight following a loss.
Boston has covered the spread in four straight home games against a team with a losing record and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games playing on 1 day of rest.
The Celtics have won six straight in this series, covering the spread in five of them. That includes the lone meeting this season. Memphis has been a mess for weeks. Their offense just can’t get on track. While they limit opposing teams’ scoring, it isn’t enough to combat their offensive issues. Boston has covered in seven straight at home and I think the Celtics will make it eight straight tonight.
NBA Prediction: Boston Celtics -10.5