The Boston Celtics (10-2) travel to face off against the Memphis Grizzlies (3-9) on Sunday, November 19th. This game will be played at FedExForum in FedExForum and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.
The Celtics Are Coming Off A Win
Jaylen Brown scored 23 for Boston against the Raptors which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 45.7%. Jayson Tatum also added 17 points as the Celtics won the game by a score of 108-105.
Today’s matchup sees the Celtics seeking to extend their current five game winning streak, with an overall record standing at 10-2. Away from their home court, the Celtics have a 5-2 record this season, in contrast to their 5-0 record at home.
Against the spread, Boston are currently above .500, at 6-5 ATS. Boston has covered the spread in four straight home games and are 4-1 ATS at home compared to 2-4 on the road.
The Grizzlies Are Coming Off A Win
Most recently, the Grizzlies bested the Spurs with a score of 120-108. Despite being behind at halftime 68-51, the Grizzlies picked up the win.
The Grizzlies have a below .500 record of 3-9 as they seek to come out on top vs. the Celtics. In road games, the Grizzlies have a 3-4 record this season, in contrast to their 0-5 record when playing at home.
Memphis currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 4-8 at this point. Memphis has not been good vs. the spread in their last three home games, and they are 1-4 ATS at home compared to 3-4 on the road.
Celtics Offense Breakdown
Leading up to today’s matchup, the Celtics are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 118.4 points per game (7th). So far, the Celtics are averaging 97.7 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Even though the team has preferred to play at a slower pace, their effective field goal percentage of 56% has helped them with their overall scoring numbers.
Grizzlies Offense Breakdown
This season, the Memphis offense is ranked 26th in the NBA in scoring at 109.4 points per game. The Grizzlies come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.8 made 3’s per game. In addition to their strong outside shooting numbers, the team is playing at one of the fastest paces in the NBA, averaging 100.9 possessions per contest.
Celtics Team Defense
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.
Grizzlies Team Defense
Currently, the Grizzlies’ defense holds the 21st rank in the NBA, allowing 115.2 points per game.
Most recently, the Grizzlies’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 108 points to the Spurs.
Key Players For The Celtics And Grizzlies
Our projections for today’s game indicate that Jayson Tatum will be the primary scorer for the Celtics, with 17 points and going 6/12 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 27.5 points per game, along with 8.7 rebounds.
As for Memphis, Desmond Bane is projected to be the primary scorer for the Grizzlies. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 20, and adding 4 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 46.1%, and he is contributing 25.5 points per game on average.
Celtics vs Grizzlies Trends
- Across the Celtics last five road games, the team averaged 112 points per game while allowing 109. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-3-1, while going 3-2 straight-up.
- Through their last ten home games, Memphis has an ATS record of just 3-7. However, their overall record was 3-7 while averaging 106 points per game.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Grizzlies have a straight up record of 2-8. Their record vs the spread in these games was 3-7.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Boston has an ATS mark of 5-4-1 while going 8-2 straight up.
We’re calling a win for the Celtics, with a final score of 112-99, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Celtics at -7.5.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 222.5, and our model projects the Celtics and Grizzlies to reach a combined total of 211 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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