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(15-12) Boston Celtics vs. Memphis Grizzlies (18-11)
Date: Tuesday December 21
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: FedExForum – Memphis, Grizzlies
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: BOS -2
NBA Betting Total: 193
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Tuesday night NBA sees the Boston Celtics taking on the Memphis Grizzlies. Boston has won its last two contests, but that came after three straight losses.
Memphis has lost two in a row, including three of its last four; but this team has exceeded all expectations considering it spent so much time without superstar point guard Mike Conley.
*All statistics, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 9:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 19.
Through 27 games, the Boston Celtics are 16th in scoring. They put up 104 points per contest.
Defensively, the C’s rank 12th in the NBA in points per game allowed. They allow 102.3 points per night.
Against Memphis, the key will be to find an enhanced offensive game. Memphis’ stout defense won’t make that easy, but with weapons like Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford at your disposal, out-gunning the anemic Grizzlies’ offense isn’t impossible.
The Celtics have the luxury of playing Tuesday after resting Monday.
That’s an advantage for any team on any night, but this squad in particular has seen that pay off lately, going 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six outings on one day’s rest.
As previously mentioned, the Grizzlies’ offense is anemic, and their defense stout. Don’t believe me? Turn to the numbers.
So far this season, Memphis is giving up just 96.7 points on a nightly basis. That’s good enough for second in the Association.
Offensively is where this team struggles. On the year, it’s scoring just 96.4 points per game, which is only good enough for 29th in the NBA.
Memphis’ last two losses have been extremely low-scoring. They most recently fell to the Utah Jazz, 82-73, and before that it was a close loss to the Sacramento Kings, 96-92.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Celtics are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Celtics are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Celtics are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Grizzlies are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games.
- Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Atlantic.
Free Boston Celtics vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction:
The Grizzlies are thrilled to have Mike Conley back in the lineup, but his return has paid off in the win column just yet.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: BOS ATS
If the spread here were higher, we’d be inclined to choose Memphis simply because this game should be fairly low scoring on both sides.
But with the Celtics as favorites just by two points, we’re confident choosing Boston both straight up and against the spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Boston 98 – Memphis 93
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