Boston Celtics vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 8/11/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Celtics vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Location: AdventHealth Arena in Orlando, Florida
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Boston -5
Jaylen Brown and the Boston Celtics (47-23, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) are headed to AdventHealth Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Memphis Grizzlies (33-38, 3rd in the Southwest Division). Boston opens this matchup as 5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 224.5.
The Celtics are covering 60.6% of the time, having gone 40-26-4 ATS. Memphis is covering 50.0% of the time, going 35-35-1 against the spread.
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
08/10/20 PF Daniel Theis Foot is questionable Tuesday vs Memphis
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
08/04/20 F Jaren Jackson Jr. Knee is out for season
07/29/20 PG Tyus Jones Knee is out indefinitely
07/21/20 SF Justise Winslow Hip is out for season
Kemba Walker averages 20.5 points per contest in 31.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.8 assists per game and 3.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%. Jaylen Brown comes into this game averaging 20.6 points per contest while playing 34.0 minutes per night. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Kyle Anderson averages 5.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 19.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Jonas Valanciunas scores 14.8 points per contest while playing 26.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 11.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics allow 107.5 points per contest which is 3rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 3rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 22.4 assists per game which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Boston averages 113.9 points per contest, which is 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 46.0 boards per contest and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 24th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies give up 113.7 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.8 dimes allowed per game and 13th with 44.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Grizzlies are 19th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per contest. Memphis is 13th in the NBA with 112.6 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 23rd in the league. They are 7th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.5 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 26.8. The Grizzlies are 6th in turnovers per contest with 15.3.
The Celtics are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 113.4 is ranked 4th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 15th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Boston is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 26th in the NBA.
Memphis is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 110.3, and their offensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 15th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 19th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Memphis +5 and over 224.5 total points
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