Boston Celtics vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/30/20

Boston Celtics vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/30/20 Photo by Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Memphis Grizzlies (1-2) at Boston Celtics (2-2)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 7:30 pm (TD Garden)

The Line: Boston Celtics -6 -- Over/Under: 219 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The Memphis Grizzlies look for another win to get back to a .500 record. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 115.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 121.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 26.3 points and 6.3 assists while Dillon Brooks is averaging 19.7 points and 4.3 rebounds. Kyle Anderson is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 13 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game.

The Boston Celtics look for another win to get a game above a .500 record. The Boston Celtics are averaging 108 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 117.3 points on 52 percent shooting. Jaylen Brown is averaging 26 points and 3.7 assists while Jayson Tatum is averaging 25 points and 8.7 rebounds. Jeff Teague is dishing 2.7 assists and Tristan Thompson is grabbing eight rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 40 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game.

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The Grizzlies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Celtics are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 16-5 in Grizzlies last 21 overall. The over is 6-2 in Celtics last 8 overall. The Grizzlies are 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings in Boston and 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

The Memphis Grizzlies have been shaky up to this point, mainly on the defensive side of the floor and they're going to have even more issues with Ja Morant out for at least a month. The Boston Celtics are on the end of a back to back, but they're fresh off their best showing of the season and the offense is slowly starting to come together. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Celtics. 

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Randy’s Pick Boston Celtics -6

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