Planning on watching today’s Celtics and Grizzlies game? Catch the action at FedExForum in Memphis, TN, as the Grizzlies hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on NBCS. The Celtics are the favored team in this non-conference contest against the Grizzlies. The game’s over/under currently sits at 222.5 points.
BOSTON CELTICS VS MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Boston Celtics -7.5
This game will be played at FedExForum at 8:00 ET on Sunday, November 19th.
WHY BET THE BOSTON CELTICS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-99 in favor of the Celtics.
- Our projections have Jayson Tatum finishing with Jayson Tatum points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
- From the field, we have the Celtics finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.2% and knocking down 16 threes.
Will the Celtics Pull Through as the Favored Road Team?
Facing the Grizzlies today, the Celtics look to maintain their record above .500, which currently stands at 10-2. On the road, the Celtics have gone 5-2 so far this season compared to their 5-0 mark at home.
Boston has an overall ATS record of 6-5 as they come into today’s game. Boston has covered the spread in four straight home games and are 4-1 ATS at home compared to 2-4 on the road.
Most recently, the Celtics’ offense finished with just 108 points vs. the Raptors. For the game, they hit 16/46 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 45.7%. The top scorer for the Celtics was Jaylen Brown with 23 points, while Jayson Tatum also chipped in with 17 points.
Currently, the Celtics’ defense holds the 4th rank in the NBA, allowing 105.9 points per game.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Celtics are forcing 12 per game, which is 2nd in the league. They also come into the game sitting 15th in blocked shots at 5.1 per game.
Will the Grizzlies Find a Way to Win at Home?
So far this season, the Grizzlies has a record of 3-9, as they look to get closer to the .500 mark vs. the Celtics. At this time, the team’s rank is 13th in the Western Conference, and they are also 4th in the Southwest division.
Memphis’ ATS record sits below .500 (4-8). During this season, Memphis has a 2-5 record against the spread as favorites and 2-3 as underdogs.
Coming off their recent game, the Grizzlies offense tallied 120 points in a matchup against the Spurs. Their field goal percentage for the game was 46.5%, and they made 11 threes. The team’s top scorer is Desmond Bane, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 25.5, while Jaren Jackson Jr. also maintains a PPG average of 20 leading up to the game.
The Grizzlies’ defense is presently ranked 21st in the league, allowing an average of 115.2 points per contest.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Grizzlies are forcing 14.2 per game, which is 17th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 2nd in blocked shots at 6.4 per game.