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20-12 (8-5 V) Memphis Grizzlies vs. Boston Celtics 18-13 (6-6 H)
Date: Tuesday December 27
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: TD Garden – Boston, Massachusettes
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Boston -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 197
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The Boston Celtics have underwhelmed for much of the 2016-17 NBA season, while the Grizzlies have somehow stayed afloat and remain in contention for home-court advantage despite their injury struggles and underwhelming offense.
These two face off Tuesday night in Boston.
*All statistics, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 8:45 p.m. ET on Monday, Dec. 26.
The Grizzlies’ Grit-and-Grind mentality has maintained even as the team has attempted to transition to a modern-day offense. Need proof? Please turn to the numbers.
On the year, Memphis is allowing just 97.3 points per game. That’s, as the kids say these day, lit as far as elite defense is concerned.
Offensively, this team continues to struggle on. Memphis is scoring just 97.4 points per game despite Marc Gasol’s newfound three-point stroke, which is only good enough for 29th in the league.
So not lit.
Entering this contest against Boston, Memphis is trying to re-establish its identity with Mike Conley back in the lineup.
Look for the flow of this game to be in line with how comfortable the Grizzlies’ franchise point is throughout the contest.
Including the Boston Celtics’ Christmas Day win over the New York Knicks, this team has won five of its last six games.
On the year, Boston is scoring 105.2 points per game. That number is good enough for 12th in the Association.
Defensively, this group is 14th in the league in terms of points per game. It’s giving up 103.4 points per contest.
Against Memphis, teams have to come up with a very specific blueprint. Do you opt to run a fast pace and score easy buckets, or do you buckle down and try to match their defensive prowess?
Simply put: Matching Memphis defensively is a task easier said than done. Outscoring, them, however, isn’t difficult if you can outclass them on that side of the floor.
Look for the Celtics to push the pace and not worry too much about defense against a rather anemic offensive Grizzlies squad.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Grizzlies are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games.
- Grizzlies are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Celtics are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Celtics are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Celtics are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
- Under is 4-0 in Grizzlies last 4 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Under is 5-1 in Grizzlies last 6 vs. Eastern Conference.
Free Memphis Grizzlies vs. Boston Celtics NBA Prediction:
If Boston’s offense is clicking, look for this game to go in its favor.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Boston ATS
The catch is that we still may end up with a low-scoring game because of Memphis’ defense.
A low-scoring victory for the C’s seems likely Tuesday night.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Boston Celtics 100 – Memphis Grizzlies 93
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