Boston Celtics vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 1/22/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Memphis Grizzlies at Boston Celtics

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 7:30 PM (TD Garden)

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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Boston, MA on Wednesday for a game against the Celtics in a matchup of teams from the Eastern and Western Conference.  In their last game the Grizzlies were defeated by the New Orleans Pelicans by the score of 126-116.  Dillon Brooks led the Grizzlies in points on the night as he recorded 31 while shooting 12 of 15 from the field and 4 of 5 from the free throw line. Ja Morant led the Grizzlies in assists on the night with 9 while playing a total of 35 minutes against the Pelicans.  Jonas Valanciunas led Memphis in rebounds as he recorded a total of 11, with 4 coming offensively. 

With the loss against the Pelicans, the Grizzlies are now 20-23 on the season which places them in 3rd place in the Southwest Division.  Ja Morant leads the Grizzlies in points per game with 17.9 and in assists per game with 7.  Jonas Valanciunas leads Memphis in rebounds per game on the season with 10.1 per game.  Memphis enters Wednesday’s game with 1 player on their injury report as Bruno Caboclo is listed as out. 

The Boston Celtics welcome the Memphis Grizzlies to town on Wednesday after winning their last game against the Los Angeles Lakers by the score of 139-107.  Jayson Tatum led the Celtics in points in the game with 27 while shooting 10 of 18 from the field and 2 of 3 from the free throw line. Kemba Walker led Boston in assists in the game with 7 while playing a total of 30 minutes in the game.  Enes Kanter was the leader in rebounds for the Celtics in their game against the Lakers as he pulled in 11 rebounds with 6 coming offensively. 

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After the win against Los Angeles, Boston is now 28-14 on the season and is currently in 2nd place in the Atlantic Division.  Kemba Walker has been the leading scorer so far this season for Boston as he has scored an average of 22.1 points per game.  Walker is also the leader in assists for the Celtics as he has averaged 5 per game.  The leading rebounder for Boston is Enes Kanter who has recorded 8.2 rebounds per game so far on the season.  The Celtics enter Wednesday’s game with 2 players listed on their injury report as Jaylen Brown and Kemba Walker are listed as day to day.

The Memphis Grizzlies have scored 113.6 point per game on the year while allowing 116 points per game.  The Boston Celtics have scored an average of 112.3 points per game on the year while allowing 105.7 points per game.  In their last 5 games, the Grizzlies are 4-1 while the Celtics are 2-3.  Memphis is 6-2 against the spread in their last 8 games. Boston is 4-2 against the spread in their last 6 games. Memphis is 2-5 against the spread in their last 7 games against Boston. Boston is 5-0 in their last 5 games when playing at home against Memphis.  I will be going with the Celtics in this one.  Boston wins 120-112 and covers the spread. 

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