Boston Celtics vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 4/10/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Celtics vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Sunday, April 10, 2022
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Bally Sports SE-MEM
The Boston Celtics (50-31) are on their way to FedExForum on Sunday where they will play the Memphis Grizzlies (55-25).
The Celtics took the court against the Bucks and took a loss by a final of 127-121 in their last game. With respect to personal fouls, the Celtics ended up finishing with 15 while the Bucks totaled 11 personal fouls. They also made 14 of their 38 shots from long range. Milwaukee finished shooting 71.4% from the free throw line by making 15 of 21 attempts. In addition, Milwaukee collected 34 rebounds (14 offensive, 20 defensive) and earned 4 blocked shots. Milwaukee dished out 48 assists and had 27 steals for this contest. In the matter of defending, Boston allowed their opponent to shoot 50.5% from the field on 49 of 97 shooting. They also distributed 30 assists for the contest in addition to creating 5 turnovers and having 8 steals. In relation to hauling in boards, they collected 44 with 8 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Celtics made 14 of their 19 tries for a percentage of 73.7%. Boston ended the contest having earned a 49.4% field goal percentage (43 out of 87) and knocked down 21 out of their 50 shots from beyond the arc.
Marcus Smart is someone who had an impact for this contest. Smart finished shooting 62.5% from the field and also dished out 7 assists. He was on the court for 30 mins and pulled down 1 board. He ended up scoring 29 points on 10 out of 16 shooting.
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Boston will play this game with a mark of 50-31 for the season. They are turning it over 13.6 times per game and as a group they are committing 18.5 fouls per contest. As a unit, Boston is pulling down 46.0 boards per game and has tallied 2,002 assists on the season, which has them ranked 13th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Celtics are connecting on 35.6% on shots from downtown (1,067 of 2,996) and 81.4% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 111.4 points per game (13th in the league) while connecting on 46.5% from the field.
Defensively, the Celtics have forced 13.9 turnovers per game while drawing 19.5 personal fouls. They currently rank 1st in basketball in giving up assists with 1,746 conceded this season. The Celtics are allowing a shooting percentage of 43.5% (3,098 of 7,119) and they surrender 43.7 boards per contest as a squad. They relinquish 33.9% on shots from distance and they are 1st in basketball in points per game allowed (104.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Grizzlies took a defeat with a final score of 122-109 against the Nuggets. With respect to rebounds, Memphis permitted Denver to grab 35 overall (8 on the offensive side). They finished 40.0% from 3-point land by going 12 out of 30 and finished the game at 22 of 25 from the free throw line (88.0%). The Grizzlies permitted the Nuggets to convert 44 out of their 80 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 55.0% for the matchup. When all was said and done, the Grizzlies went 42 for 89 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.2%. Concerning shooting from beyond the arc, Memphis knocked down 11 of 28 attempts (39.3%). They were able to bury 14 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 73.7%. The Nuggets were called for 17 fouls for the game which got the Grizzlies to the free throw line for 19 shots. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while earning 8 steals for this game. The Grizzlies corralled 24 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 34 for the game.
Desmond Bane ended up having an impact for the Grizzlies in this game. Bane accumulated 14 points in his 22 mins on the court and tallied 2 assists in the matchup. He made 5 out of 11 for this game for a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and had 2 rebounds.
Memphis has a win-loss record of 55-25 on the season. As an offense, the Grizzlies are hitting on 46.1% from the field, which is 18th in the league. Memphis has accounted for 9,229 points this season (115.4 per contest) and they collect 49.2 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 25.8 times per contest (6th in the league) and they are turning it over 13.2 times per contest. The Grizzlies are committing 19.8 personal fouls per game and they hit 73.5% from the free throw line.
The Memphis defense concedes 35.0% on shots from 3-point land (963 of 2,750) and opponents are connecting on 77.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 24.9 assists and 43.0 boards per game, which has them ranked 16th and 7th in the NBA. The Grizzlies on defense are ranked 12th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 109.5. They are able to force 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.3% from the field (9th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston
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