Grizzlies vs. Celtics Prediction
Can the Boston Celtics cover a big spread at home when they host the Memphis Grizzlies tonight in Boston at 7:30PM ET?
543 Memphis Grizzlies vs. 544 Boston Celtics
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
7:30PM ET – TD Garden
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Celtics are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -7 points against the Grizzlies. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 231.5 points. The public betting currently has 70 percent going on the Celtics as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Grizz end win streak
Memphis saw a 7-game win streak come to an end on Monday night in a 126-116 loss at home to New Orleans. The Grizzlies are 20-23 on the season, 8-10 on the road, 22-20-1 against the spread and 22-21 with the over.
The Grizzlies are putting up 113.6 points per game on offense this year while shooting 47.1 percent as a team. Defensively, Memphis is giving up 116 points per game while opponents shoot 46.2 percent against them. Rookie Ja Morant is leading the team with 17.9 points and 7.0 assists per game. Jaren Jackson Jr. is adding 17.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per contest.
Celtics end losing skid
Boston had a three-game losing streak come to an end on Monday in a 139-107 win at home over the Los Angeles Lakers. Boston is now 28-14 on the season, 17-5 at home, 24-16-2 against the spread and 22-20 with the under.
The Celtics are a solid defensive team, allowing just 105.7 points per game on defense while holding opponents to 44.6 percent shooting. Offensively, Boston is putting up 112.3 points per game while shooting 46 percent as a squad. Jaylen Brown is questionable to play tonight due to an ankle injury. He did play on Monday. Brown joins Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker as Boston players that average 20 points or more per game. Walker adds 5.0 assists per contest while Tatum and Brown have 6.8 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Grizzlies are 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight games as a road underdog and 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine road games.
The Celtics are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games as a favorite and 1-5 ATS in their last six games following a cover.
Memphis has been playing pretty well as of late, but lost to another surging team on Monday. The Celtics haven’t been playing that well, but had an odd breakout win over the Lakers. I don’t look at Monday’s result as the current state for either team. The Grizzlies seem to really have found their stride as of late and are playing much better than their record indicates. Boston, on the other hand, has been in a bit of a funk. They are just 3-5 in their last eight with losses at home to Phoenix, Detroit and San Antonio. I think the Celtics are giving up far too many points tonight to a team that is playing at a high level right now.
NBA Prediction: Memphis Grizzlies +7