Boston Celtics vs Memphis Grizzlies: Celtics and Grizzlies face off in another match of
the NBA’s regular season at the TD Garden, in Boston.
The teams are making opposing campaigns.
While the Celtics are in 2nd place of the East and are title contenders, the Grizzlies are playing one of the worst basketballs in the league and they are another team looking to tank.
The Celtics have a record of 42 wins and 19 losses, which means they win 68.9% of their matches. At home, that win rate is a bit lower, with 21 wins and 11 losses.
The team is coming off 3 consecutive losses as host and this match is fundamental, because a win here would leave them closer to the lead of the Conference.
On their last 5 games at home, their results were:
Celtics 119 x 129 Clippers
Celtics 99 x 121 Cavaliers
Celtics 91 x 97 Pacers
Celtics 97 x 96 Blazers
Celtics 119 x 110 Hawks
The team is in full strength and they should start with: Tatum – Horford – Theis – Brown – Irving.
As for the Grizzlies, they are miserable as visitors. The team has 5 wins and 22 losses, which results on a win-rate of only 18.5%.
The team has lost its last 9 games on the road, with the last 4 being by 15 points or more.
Their last 5 games on the road were:
Heat 115 x 89 Grizzlies
Thunder 110 x 92 Grizzlies
Hawks 108 x 82 Grizzlies
Raptors 101 x 86 Grizzlies
Pistons 104 x 102 Grizzlies
The team, who is already weak by nature and still feels the absence of their biggest/only star, the point guard Mike Conley Jr that is still injured.
The team should start with: Harrison – Green – Davis – Brooks – Martin, which is possibly one of the worst starting 5s of the NBA’s history.
This season, the Celtics have already beaten the Grizzlies at Memphis by 102-93.
Boston Celtics vs Memphis Grizzlies – Betting Tip and Prediction:
To summarize, even with the Celtics not being on a positive period at home, the lack of quality of their opponents can’t be ignored.
I believe that this will be the game where they return to good performances and I expect them to batter the Grizzlies here.
|Boston Celtics -9.5||