Sunday, January 10, 2016
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The Boston Celtics travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, January 10, 2016. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 200.
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The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 19-17 and a road record of 10-7. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.4 as they are averaging 102.4 points per game while giving up 99 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 20-18 and a home record of 12-6. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 95.8 points per game and surrendering 98.6, good for a point differential of -2.7.
Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Avery Bradley averages 14.7 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Marc Gasol averages 15.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Mike Conley averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Boston averages 102.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 53.8 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.6 per game. The Celtics allow 99 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.8 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Memphis averages 95.8 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 49.3 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 2nd with 13.2 per game. The Grizzlies allow 98.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 19-16-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 15-20-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 17-20-1 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 16-21-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
01/09/16 PG Avery Bradley Hip "?" Sunday vs. Memphis
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/16/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out another 6-8 weeks
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
01/09/16 G Courtney Lee Hip "?" Sunday vs. Boston
01/09/16 PG Mike Conley Achilles "?" Sunday vs. Boston
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis
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