Tuesday, December 20, 2016
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The Boston Celtics travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. The Celtics come into this game with an overall record of 15-12. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 104.1 points per game while giving up 102.3 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 18-11. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 96.4 points per game and surrendering 96.7, good for a point differential of -0.3.
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Isaiah Thomas comes into this contest averaging 25.9 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Celtics. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Al Horford averages 15.6 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Boston. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Marc Gasol averages 19.3 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Zach Randolph averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Boston averages 104 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 12.4 per game. The Celtics allow 102.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.3 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Memphis averages 96.4 points per game this year which ranks them 29th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 53.9 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 16th with 13.9 per game. The Grizzlies allow 96.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 18.7 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. The Grizzlies force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Celtics have an offensive rating of 108.5 and a defensive rating of 106.7. In terms of pace they average 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Boston turns the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Grizzlies rating on offense is 101.4 and they have a defensive rating of 101.8. They get 93 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 46%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Memphis turns the ball over on 12.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 14-12-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 9-18-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 15-14-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 11-17-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/19/16 F Chandler Parsons Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Boston
12/15/16 F Deyonta Davis Foot out indefinitely
10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis
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