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(24-6) Boston Celtics vs. Memphis Grizzlies (8-20)
Boston hosts Utah on Friday night before either setting off for Memphis late that night after the game or spendings the night at home before taking the trip in the morning. Either way, the C’s have some tight travel ahead of them while Memphis will spend the night at home on Friday after its game with the Hawks.
Brad Stevens has made an effort to periodically rest his veterans here and there. Kyrie Irving sat out the game in Chicago earlier this week and Al Horford didn’t play the next game against the Denver Nuggets. Boston went 1–1 in those games.
Horford will make life tough on Marc Gasol but the Celtics have more than just Al to throw on Gasol. Daniel Theis is an option there, as is Aaron Baynes. And if you can just bother Gasol in the least bit these days, beating Memphis is a foregone conclusion.
According to the timetable the Grizzlies announced when Mike Conley went down in late November, their starting point guard should be on his way back. Conley is progressing but not as fast as Memphis expected. It doesn’t seem like he’s going to be back before Christmas, and maybe not even this month.
In the meantime, Memphis will continue to lose. The Grizzlies have lost five in a row since they snapped their miserable 11-game losing streak. One win and 16 losses makes for a bloody month.
Gasol and Tyreke Evans are both averaging about 18 a game but they are doing it rather differently. Gasol is just trying to do anything and everything he can for his team. Evans is probably trying to do the same but he’s really just gunning up any shot he can. It’s not like Memphis has many better options. This team is just dreadful without Conley.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 9-1 in BOS last 10 Sat. games.
- Over is 7-2-1 in BOS last 10 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Over is 7-2 in BOS last 9 road games.
- MEM are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 home games.
- MEM are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Under is 7-2 in MEM last 9 home games.
- Head to Head: Over is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings in Memphis.
- Head to Head: Over is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings.
Free Boston Celtics vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction: the Celtics win a yawner.
The Grizzlies are just such a boring team. This one probably won’t be your first choice to watch but it’ll be a Boston road win. Memphis isn’t equipped to score against this team.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: No odds available but a final score prediction is below.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Boston 96 – Memphis 86
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