Boston Celtics (47-23) at Memphis Grizzlies (33-38)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 5:00 pm (ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +4.5 -- Over/Under: 224.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies meet Tuesday in NBA action at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena.
The Boston Celtics look for another victory after winning four of their last five games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 113.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 23.4 points and seven rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 20.6 points and 2.1 assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.
The Memphis Grizzlies could use a feel good victory after losing seven of their last nine games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 112.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 45 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 17.8 points and 7.2 assists while Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 17.4 points and 4.6 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 11.2 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games, 1-4-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite and 2-5-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Grizzlies are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 5-1-1 in Celtics last 7 overall. The under is 4-1 in Grizzlies last 5 overall. The Celtics are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Memphis and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Boston Celtics are winning games, but they're still having issues covering the numbers, and they're also a team that's pretty much locked in the third seed in the East, so it's not going to b surprising to see some of their key guys get less minutes. The Memphis Grizzlies have been extremely disappointing in this bubble and it doesn't seem like their play has improved from game to game. With that said, the Grizzlies are still the eighth seed in the West and need wins to avoid even having a shot at a play-in game. We've had a lot of luck backing the teams that are playing for something in these bubble games, so while the Grizzlies aren't attractive in their current form, I'll still lean toward the points.
Not my favorite pick in the world, but...