Memphis Grizzlies at Boston Celtics NBA Point Spread Picks 1/18/2019
Friday, January 18, 2019
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Friday, January 18, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Boston as 10 point favorites.
The Grizzlies have a record of 19-25. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -2.2 as they average 100.9 points per game while giving up 103.1 per contest. The Celtics have an overall mark of 26-18. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 111.8 points per contest and give up 105.7, which is a point differential of 6.1.
Valuable Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 18-25-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 16-26-0 against the over/under
Important Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 22-21-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 26-17-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
01/14/19 SF Kyle Anderson Ankle is out 2-4 weeks
01/09/19 G Dillon Brooks Leg is out for season
01/06/19 SF Chandler Parsons None is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mike Conley averages 19.9 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Marc Gasol comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Kyrie Irving averages 22.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Jayson Tatum averages 16.6 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league. Memphis averages 100.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 40.0 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 30th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics surrender 105.7 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 22.3 assists allowed per contest, and 20th with 45.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Celtics are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game. Boston is 13th in the league with 111.8 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.1. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 26.0. The Celtics are 26th in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Grizzlies are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Memphis is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league.
Boston is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Celtics are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 106.1, and their offensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 5th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Grizzlies/Celtics NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston -10
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