Celtics vs. Grizzlies - 3/9/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (38-25) at Boston Celtics (38-26)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Celtics -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, CSNN
The Memphis Grizzlies and Boston Celtics meet early Wednesday night at the TD Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 99.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 99.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Lance Stephenson is averaging 13 points and 2.2 assists while Mario Chalmers is averaging 10.8 points and 2.6 rebounds. Tony Allen is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Jordan Adams is dishing 1.5 assists. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.6 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won six of their last eight road games. Matt Barnes, Chris Anderson, Mike Conley and Zach Randolph are questionable.
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The Boston Celtics look for another win after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 106.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 102 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Isaiah Thomas is averaging 21.8 points and 6.7 assists while Avery Bradley is averaging 15.1 points and 2.6 rebounds. Jae Crowder is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Evan Turner is dishing 4.4 assists. The Boston Celtics are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Celtics are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have not lost a home game since January 6. Jared Sullinger is questionable with an illness.
The Grizzlies are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Celtics are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Grizzlies are 13-2 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Boston and 20-9-1 ATS in the last 30 meetings overall.
The Celtics have been as consistent of a team over the last month, especially on their home court. Memphis is missing a ton of key guys. The Celtics aren't the Cavs, they should be able to cover this number at home.