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Grizzlies face Celtics: NBA odds preview

Memphis GrizzliesBoston Celtics
March 23, 7:30 PM | TD Garden

Memphis Grizzlies vs Boston Celtics Odds

39-32TEAM RECORD50-19

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Grizzlies travelling to Boston Wednesday to face the Celtics on Wednesday.

The Celtics currently sports a record of 50-19, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 33-34-2 ATS. The Grizzlies are 39-32 and 44-26-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Celtics post a 33-36 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Grizzlies have gone 36-35 against the number.

View Memphis vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Celtics as 7-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 189, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Celtics, currently No. 10 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Grizzlies, who rate No. 14 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 103-98 victory for the Celtics.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 21-ranked offense (97.1 PPG) against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 14 at 98.2 PPG. The Celtics have averaged 48.8% from the field per game, more than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (46.8% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Grizzlies own the league's No. 15-rated mark, allowing 100 points per game when on the road. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in home scoring.

The Grizzlies were a 103-85 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Jazz. They covered the 8–point spread as favorites, while the total score (188) made winners of UNDER bettors. Zach Randolph scored 19 points leading the Grizzlies to a 103-85 victory over Utah at FedExForum on Monday.

The Celtics were a 96-86 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Knicks. They covered the 1.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (182) made winners of UNDER bettors. Kevin Garnett scored 24 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for Boston on Monday, leading the Celtics to a 96-86 victory over New York at Madison Square Garden.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing Utah are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Charlotte are 9-1
After playing New York are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Grizzlies at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Memphis's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Memphis
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Memphis

Next up:
Memphis at Chicago, Friday, March 25
Boston home to Charlotte, Friday, March 25

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