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Celtics have been a money pit at TD Garden

If betting on the Celtics at home was part of your strategy to earn some extra cash for Christmas, you likely didn’t end up with too much under your tree as the Celtics have covered the spread in just one of their last seven games at TD Garden. They’re hosting Memphis tonight and the Grizzlies have been absolute money in Beantown, posting a 15-3-1 ATS record in their last 19 games there.

Shark Bites
  • On December 20, Isaiah Thomas scored 44 points vs the Grizzlies.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of Memphis's last seven games on the road.
  • The total has gone OVER in four of Boston's last five games.

These teams hooked up in Memphis a week ago and the Celtics picked up a 112-109 OT win as 2.5-point favorites. At 7-4 ATS in their last 11 road games, the Grizzlies have been a decent bet on the road, but have struggled when visiting Eastern Conference squads this season, going just 3-6 ATS.

With the opening total at 198.5 points, bettors will be interested to know that the teams have topped that number in three straight games against each other, while they’ve gone OVER in five of their last six matchups. Boston has been among the highest-scoring teams in the league over its last three games, averaging 113.3 PPG, while Memphis is allowing seven more points in road games compared to at home.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Boston Celtics installed as -7-point favorites in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 197.5.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 111-100 result in favor of the Celtics today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Boston Celtics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Celtics currently sport a record of 18-13, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 18-13 ATS. The Memphis Grizzlies are 20-13 and 17-16 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Celtics post a 13-18 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Grizzlies have gone 15-18 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Memphis injuries news.

This game pits the Boston Celtics, currently No. 8 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Memphis Grizzlies, who rate No. 7 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Boston's No. 27-rated NBA squad against Memphis's No. 15-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Boston rates No. 5 in the league with 11 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 23 with 8.42 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Grizzlies endured a 112-102 loss at the hands of the Magic on Monday, despite a 17-point effort from Mike Conley Jr. at Amway Center.

Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points leading the Celtics to a 119-114 victory over New York at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.

Betting Trends
  • Memphis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Memphis is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
  • Memphis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Memphis's last 11 games
  • Boston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Memphis home to Oklahoma City, Thursday, December 29th
Boston at Cleveland, Thursday, December 29th