Boston Celtics vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 2/26/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Celtics vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 2/26/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Memphis Grizzlies (18-40) at Boston Celtics (42-19)

NBA Basketball: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)

The Line: Boston Celtics -11.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Memphis Grizzlies and Boston Celtics meet Monday in NBA action at the TD Garden.

The Memphis Grizzlies are still looking for their first victory since January 29. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 98.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 103.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Tyreke Evans is averaging 19.4 points and 5.1 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 17.7 points and 8.4 rebounds. JaMychal Green is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies haven’t won a road game since December 31. 

The Boston Celtics look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 103.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 99.8 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Kyrie Irving is averaging 24.7 points and 5.1 assists while Jaylen Brown is averaging 14.1 points and 5.3 rebounds. Jayson Tatum is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Boston Celtics have lost three straight home games.

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The Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Celtics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. NBA Southwest and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Grizzlies are 13-4 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Boston, 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

This is a crazy spread for a Boston Celtics squad that's not playing nearly as well as they were earlier in the season. However, the Memphis Grizzlies are in full tank mode, as they're not putting an NBA roster on the floor and are being outscored by more than 15 points in their last five games. Guys such as Tyreke Evans, Chandler Parsons and Wayne Selden are all likely out for this contest as well. I don't want to lay big chalk with the Celtics, but there's no betting a team that's trying to lose and getting blown out nightly.

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Randy’s Pick Boston Celtics -11.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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