Tuesday, December 27, 2016
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 20-12. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 97.4 points per game while giving up 97.3 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 18-13. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 105.3 points per game and surrendering 103.4, good for a point differential of 1.9.
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Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Zach Randolph averages 12.9 points per game in 22.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 27 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Al Horford averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 7 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Memphis averages 97.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 13.7 per game. The Grizzlies allow 97.2 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 1st and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 19 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Boston averages 105.2 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 4th with 12.2 per game. The Celtics allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.6 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Celtics force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 102.5 and a defensive rating of 102.4. In terms of pace they average 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Celtics rating on offense is 109.2 and they have a defensive rating of 107.3. They get 96 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 11.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 17-15-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 13-18-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 17-13-1 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 13-18-0 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
12/15/16 F Deyonta Davis Foot out indefinitely
10/26/16 F Brandan Wright Ankle out indefinitely
Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Boston
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