Tip-off in this non-conference matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and Boston Celtics is scheduled for 6:00 ET. The Celtics are favored by 16 points and have a moneyline of -1626. The over/under line is set at 221.5.

Memphis enters this game on a four-game losing streak and has a record of 18-31. The Celtics are 37-12 and currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES VS BOSTON CELTICS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Memphis Grizzlies +16

This game will be played at TD Garden at 6:00 ET on Sunday, February 4th.

WHY BET THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-109 in favor of the Celtics.
  • Our projections have Jayson Tatum finishing with Jayson Tatum points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Celtics finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.5% and knocking down 17 threes.

Can Memphis Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?

As the underdog, the Grizzlies have gone 12-24 this season and are currently 4-point underdogs against the Celtics. This season, Memphis has been the underdog in 36 of their 49 games and have gone 23-26 against the spread.

This season, Memphis has gone 19-29-1 on the over/under, and their games have averaged 219.9 points per game. In their last four games, the Grizzlies have gone under the O/U line.

In their most recent game, the Grizzlies lost to the Warriors by a score of 121-101. The O/U line for that game was 225.5 points. Memphis was 7.5-point underdogs going into the game.

Overall, the Grizzlies are 18-31 this season, which puts them 13th in the Western Conference. On the road, they are 13-13 compared to 5-18 at home. Against the Western Conference, they are 12-23 and 6-6 against other Southwest Division teams.

The Grizzlies are one of the worst offensive teams in the league, ranking 30th in scoring at 107.2 points per game. This season, they have scored fewer points on the road (109.8) compared to their home average (104.4).

Memphis has struggled to shoot the ball efficiently this season, ranking 30th in field goal percentage at 43%. However, they have been effective from beyond the arc, ranking 9th in three-pointers made per game.

When it comes to pace, the Grizzlies are in the middle of the pack at 15th. In terms of assists, they are 24th in the NBA.

Currently, the Grizzlies’ defense holds the 12th rank in the NBA, allowing 112.7 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Grizzlies defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 53.3% while allowing 37.9% from downtown.

Will the Celtics Win at Home?

The Celtics are 16-point favorites today against the Grizzlies. This season, Boston has been favored in 46 of their 49 games and has a record of 35-11 as the favorite. When favored, the Celtics have gone 20-24 against the spread, with an average scoring margin of +9.6 points per game.

At home, the Celtics have an average scoring differential of +11.8 points per game. However, they are just 12-12 against the spread at home and have failed to cover the spread in their last five home games.

Boston’s O/U record for the season is 24-25, and their games have averaged 231.1 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 221.5, and 43 of their games have had higher over/under lines.

In their last game, the Celtics lost to the Lakers by a score of 114-105. The O/U line for that game was 238.5, and Boston was favored by 15 points. This dropped their overall record to 37-12, but they are still in first place in the Eastern Conference.

The Celtics have gone 22-25 against the spread this season, including a 10-13 record on the road. Currently, they have won four straight games ATS on the road.

The Celtics have been one of the top scoring teams in the league this season, averaging 120.1 points per game (5th). At home, they are averaging 121.2 points per game (7th).

When it comes to pace, the Celtics are 17th in the league at 98.5 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 13th at 47%.

Boston’s offense is heavily reliant on the three-point shot. They lead the league in both three-point attempts (42.7 per game) and makes (16.2 per game). Overall, they are shooting 37% from beyond the arc (4th).

Coming into the game, the Celtics defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 28.6% of their games. Currently, they are 6th in the NBA at 111.1 points per game allowed. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Celtics are forcing 12 per game, which is 6th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 1st in blocked shots at 6.6 per game.