Wednesday, March 9, 2016
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Boston as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 38-25 and a road record of 15-15. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.3 as they are averaging 99.2 points per game while giving up 99.5 per contest. Memphis is 6-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 22-17. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Celtics have an overall record of 38-26 and a home record of 22-10. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 106.1 points per game and surrendering 102, good for a point differential of 4.1. Boston has a division record of 8-5 and a conference record of 26-17. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Mike Conley comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Zach Randolph averages 14.6 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 21.8 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Avery Bradley averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Memphis averages 99.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 48.6 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.1 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.3 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Boston averages 106.1 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 12th with 13.9 per game. The Celtics allow 102 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.7 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Celtics force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Grizzlies average 97 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 100 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0 per contest. The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 105.7 and a defensive rating of 106.1. In terms of pace they average 93.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 23% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Celtics score 106.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 108 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 2.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6 points per game. The Celtics rating on offense is 106.9 and they have a defensive rating of 102.8. They get 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Boston turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 32-29-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 34-28-1 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 34-28-2 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 32-31-1 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
03/08/16 F Matt Barnes Hamstring "?" Wednesday vs. Boston
03/08/16 PG Mike Conley Foot expected to miss Wednesday vs. Boston
03/08/16 F Zach Randolph Knee missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Boston
03/08/16 C Chris Andersen Shoulder expected to miss Wednesday vs. Boston
02/29/16 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
02/09/16 C Marc Gasol Foot out for season
Boston Celtics Injuries
03/08/16 F Jared Sullinger Illness "?" Wednesday vs. Memphis
02/18/16 C Kelly Olynyk Shoulder out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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