Memphis Grizzlies Travels to Boston to Face the Celtics
The Memphis Grizzlies have the No.3 spot in the Western Conference and follow closely behind Golden State. A win here could get them one step closer to overtaking the Warriors for the No.2 place in the conference. Unfortunately, they aren’t facing a team they’ll be able to beat easily. The Boston Celtics have one of the best defenses in the NBA, and they’ll put it to use tonight.
The Boston Celtics will look to Jayson Tatum to lead them to a victory after a loss. In their most recent game, the Celtics lost 128-107 to the Indiana Pacers. Boston can’t afford many losses like this, or they could fall out of the top-six in the conference. For now, they’re safe, but a loss here puts them one step closer to a play-in game. At this point of the NBA year, each game is vital.
Game Preview: Memphis Grizzlies at Boston Celtics March 3rd
The Grizzlies are led by one of the best point guards in the NBA, Ja Morant. His ability at the rim and distributing the ball has him averaging 27.1 ppg and 6.7 assists. With a point guard this efficient, it’s not hard to see why the Grizzlies have won 42 games. As they prepare to face the Celtics, they’ll need to focus on hindering Jayson Tatum. This might be easier said than done.
Boston has done a great job on defense this year, ranking third in the NBA in points allowed. On average, they only allow 103.50 points per game. This defense is going to be very important as they face the Grizzlies, who have a great offense. If the Celtics can stop the Grizzlies’ offense, second-best in the NBA, they’ll be in good shape to win. So, who should you take in this game?
Memphis Grizzlies at Boston Celtics Betting Prediction
Betting on this game is interesting when taking previous games into consideration. Over the last ten games between these two, the Boston Celtics are 9-1. However, their most recent game was in March of 2021, and the Grizzlies won 132-126. Taking that into consideration, we’ll have to lean on the Memphis Grizzlies here. This is mainly due to their exciting No.2 scoring offense.
This season, the Memphis Grizzlies have gone 41-21 against the spread, one of the best ATS records in the NBA. They’re a trustworthy team at the sportsbook, and we’d rather take them than Boston who’s underperformed. At home, the Boston Celtics have gone 13-17-1 against the spread this season. With a record like that, you can’t trust them to cover the spread here with a record like that.
The Celtics will likely be underdogs in this game, but probably not by many points. If the margin stays within seven points, the Grizzlies should come away as the victor. We’d go with the over in this game in terms of the total. The Boston Celtics allowed the Pacers to score 128 points, and the Grizzlies have a much better offense than Indiana.
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**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.