Grizzlies vs Celtics predictions 1/22/2020 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Boston Celtics
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Odds/Point Spread: Boston -9
Kemba Walker and the Boston Celtics (28-14, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) play the Memphis Grizzlies (20-23, 3rd in the Southwest Division) at TD Garden on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The spread on this contest has Boston as 9 point favorites. The total is set at 229.
The Grizzlies cover the spread 52.4% of the time, having gone 22-20-1 ATS. Boston is covering 60.0% of the time, going 24-16-2 against the spread.
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/19/19 SF Andre Iguodala None is out indefinitely
Key Boston Celtics Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ja Morant averages 17.9 points per contest in 29.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 7.0 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%. Jaren Jackson comes into this game averaging 17.8 points per contest while playing 28.0 minutes per night. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Jayson Tatum averages 21.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Kemba Walker scores 22.1 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.0 rebounds per contest and has 5.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies allow 116.0 points per contest which is 27th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 24.8 assists per game which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Memphis averages 113.6 points per contest, which is 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 45.7 boards per contest and 28.0 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 15.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Celtics give up 105.7 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.1 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 44.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Celtics are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest. Boston is 11th in the NBA with 112.3 points per contest this season. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.7. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.7 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 23.3. The Celtics are 24th in turnovers per contest with 13.6.
The Grizzlies are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.8, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 8th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Memphis is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
Boston is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA. The Celtics are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 105.9, and their offensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 5th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 17th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Boston -9 and over 229 total points
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