Celtics vs. Grizzlies Prediction
Can the Boston Celtics go on the road and earn a win over the Memphis Grizzlies when the two teams meet up tonight at 8PM ET?
539 Boston Celtics vs. 540 Memphis Grizzlies
Saturday, December 29, 2018
8PM ET – FedEx Forum
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Celtics are favored on the road in this one, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Grizzlies. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 201 points. The public betting for this game currently has 75 percent going on the Celtics on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Celtics fall at Houston
The Celtics are coming off a 127-113 loss at Houston on Thursday for their fourth loss in six games. Boston comes into tonight’s game at 20-14 overall, 9-9 on the road, 17-17 against the spread and 21-13 with the over.
Boston has been great on defense this year, allowing just 105.7 points per game while holding opponents to 44.1 percent shooting from the field and 33.3 percent shooting from the arc. Offensively, Boston is putting up 111.6 points per game while shooting 36 percent from the arc. Kyrie Irving is leading the team with 23.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game while Jayson Tatum is adding 16.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per contest.
Grizzlies seek third straight win
Memphis has won back-to-back games following a 95-87 win over Cleveland on Wednesday. Despite the wins, the Grizz are just 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games. Memphis is now 18-16 on the season, 10-6 at home, 17-17 against the spread and 21-13 with the under.
The Grizzlies are one of the lowest-scoring teams in the NBA, posting just 101.7 points per game. Despite that, they also allow the second-fewest points per game at 101.7 as well. Mike Conley is leading the team with 20.3 points and 6.5 assists per game while Marc Gasol is adding 16.2 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Celtics are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 games playing on 1 day of rest, but just 7-15 ATS in their last 22 road games.
The Grizzlies are 8-17 against the spread in their last 25 against Atlantic Division opponents, but 7-1 ATS in their last eight on two days of rest.
The Celtics have been playing decent ball in the month of December and I think they can pick up this needed road win tonight. Both teams have a lot of good defensive ability, but the Celtics have more options when it comes to scoring. Memphis isn’t a team that can really win with offense, and I think they will get overwhelmed by the Celtics as the game prolongs.
NBA Prediction: Boston Celtics -2.5