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NBA Betting: Grizzlies vs. Celtics

Boston fans can warm up for the Super Bowl on Sunday afternoon with an NBA betting matchup between the Celtics and Grizzlies.

The Celtics were beaten at home by the Grizzlies both SU and ATS the last time the two teams met in March 2011. Overall Memphis is 3-7 SU but 6-4 ATS in the past 10 matchups between the teams.

View Memphis vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Celtics as 5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 180, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 14-rated Grizzlies taking on the No. 19-rated Celtics in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 94-92 win for the Celtics on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Grizzlies rank No. 18 in the league with 42.2 per game. That compares with Boston’s No. 29 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Boston is the NBA’s No. 15-ranked team at 6.4 per game, while the Grizzlies rate No. 30 with 3.5 per contest.

Defensively, the Grizzlies feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 91.2 points per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Memphis, they were a 101-94 loser as they battled the Thunder on the road. The Grizzlies covered in the match as an 8.5-point underdog, while 195 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Memphis suffered a 101-94 loss against Oklahoma City on Friday, getting 24 points from Marc Gasol in a losing effort at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Boston won its last outing, a 91-89 result against the Knicks on February 3. The Celtics failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 180 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Boston got 30 points from Paul Pierce en route to a 91-89 victory over New York on Friday at TD Garden.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Charlotte are 8-2
After playing New York are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Grizzlies at Celtics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Memphis's last 10 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Memphis's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Boston's last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Boston's last 10 games when playing Memphis
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing at home against Memphis

Next up:
Memphis home to San Antonio, Monday, February 6
Boston home to Charlotte, Tuesday, February 7

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