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2021 NBA Handicapping
(21-21) Boston Celtics vs. Memphis Grizzlies (19-20)
Date: Monday, March 22nd
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Grizzlies -1
NBA Betting Total: 223.5
Monday, March 22nd, finds the Boston Celtics on the road to play the Memphis Grizzlies playing for the second and final time this season.
Boston won the initial meeting on December 30th, 126-107, and possesses a current 10-game win streak versus the Grizzlies.
The Celtics hold the all-time advantage with a record of 31 wins in the 49 matches played. Last season, the squads played twice with Boston winning both matches.
The Celtics ended a three-game losing streak on Sunday via a victory versus the Orlando Magic.
Although the Celtics were thrilled to get back in the win column there remain issues that need to be addressed if the Bean Town crew expects to be in the mix with the 76ers, Nets, Bucks, and Heat at season end.
Like the Raptors, the Celtics dealt with COVID early in the season although they didn’t have to play 20 days with three starters out.
That doesn’t mean the adversity didn’t affect the team as Jayson Tatum continues to show ill-effects from getting the virus in terms of his consistency and conditioning.
The bigger issue for the Celtics has been injuries and a inconsistent effort. It’s led to the team losing 17 of their last 29 matches and falling well short of expectations.
Jaylen Brown has been the most consistent Celtic and was the main reason Boston won Sunday via his 34 points and 10 made 3-pointers. Starters Jayson Tatum (23), Kemba Walker (14), Daniel Theis (13), and Marcus Smart (11) were the other double-figure contributors.
As the trade deadline looms this Thursday, Danny Ainge has issues to address, primarily with the bench. The Magic outscored Bostons reserves 34-17.
The Grizzlies split the two-game home series versus the Golden State Warriors continuing a trend of playing .500 ball this season.
Jonas Valanciunas registered yet another double-double scoring 19 points with 15 rebounds and two blocks. Dillon Brooks also scored 19 points.
Brandon Clarke (16), Desmond Bane (15), Ja Morant (14), and Kyle Anderson (13) were the other double-figure scorers.
The Grizzlies have performed better on the road than they have at home. This could prove beneficial as the Grizzlies are about to embark on a segment of the schedule that is heavy with road games.
After the Celtics match, Memphis plays eight of their next 10 games on the road, returns home for three, and then back out for a seven-game trip which is their longest of the season. That’s 15 road games out of their next 21 matches (including this game).
Jaren Jackson (knee) remains out but is expected to make a return at some stage in the second half.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Celtics are 10-0 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Celtics are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- The over-under is 7-2-1 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Grizzlies are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.
Free Boston Celtics vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction:
It’s not that surprising the Grizzlies are favored given Boston struggles on the road where they are 8-14 and this match is the first of four.
As noted, the Grizzlies have the opposite issue performing better on the road.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Celtics +1
One of those trends will follow the typical pattern and while Boston has been impossible to bank on the 10-game active winning streak has me leaning in their direction.
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