Celtics vs. Grizzlies Prediction
Will the Boston Celtics rebound from their loss to the Jazz on Saturday night when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies at 9:00 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Boston. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Celtics are 4.5-point road favorites versus the Grizzlies, who opened as a 4.5-point home underdog. As for the total, the number hit the board at 197.5 and that's where it currently sits.
Who Public Bettors Like: As of Saturday morning, public bettors are on the Celtics to cover the spread.
Injury Report: For the Celtics, Gordan Hayward remains out with a leg injury and Marcus Morris (knee), as well as Daniel Theis (face), are also out for tonight's game. On the other side, Mike Conley (Achilles) and Wayne Selden (quad) are both out, while Brandan Wright (groin) is questionable.
Who We Like: Memphis. The home team is 5-1 against the spread in the last six meetings between these two teams while the Grizzlies are 6-2 against the number in their last eight games played on Saturday. Memphis is also 5-2 at the betting window in its last seven home games versus a team with a winning road record.
On the other side, the Celtics are just 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of less than .400. They're also 1-4-1 against the number in their last six games overall, have failed to cover in four of their last five games playing on no rest, and are 0-4-1 ATS in their last five games versus Western Conference foes.
SATURDAY NBA PREDICTION: MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES +4.5