Memphis Grizzlies vs. Boston Celtics - 1/10/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Celtics (19-17) at Memphis Grizzlies (20-18)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Boston Celtics invade the FedEx Forum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies tonight.
The Celtics have lost four of their last five games and are in danger of losing a third straight after their 101-92 defeat at Chicago on Thursday. Jae Crowder scored 17 points, Kelly Olynyk added 16 points while four other players finished in double figures but it still wasn't enough as the Celtics shot just 35 percent from the field. Boston have really come off the boil after a promising start to the season and their lack of recent success has them currently at 19-17 on the season overall and 10-7 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Grizzlies have won four of their last six games and are coming off a 91-84 win over the struggling Nuggets. Zach Randolph led the team with 24 points off the bench, Jeff Green added 16 points while Matt Barnes had 15 as the Grizzlies scrapped their way to a win despite shooting just 36 percent from the field. It certainly wasn't the prettiest of wins, but the Grizzlies got it done on the defensive end, holding the Nuggets to just seven points in the second quarter after allowing 30 in the first. With the scrappy win, Memphis improved to 20-18 on the season and 12-6 at home.
In ATS trends, the Celtics are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall, while the Grizzlies are 5-0 ATS in their last five home games and 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record.
Head to head, the Celtics are 9-19-1 ATS in the last 29 meetings overall and 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings in Memphis.
The Celtics really need a win to steady the ship and get their season back on track, but I feel that the Grizzlies are the play in this meeting, especially at home where they've won their last five games.