Memphis Grizzlies vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 3/3/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Boston Celtics
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
TD Garden is where the Boston Celtics (37-27) will go up against the Memphis Grizzlies (43-20) on Thursday.
The Grizzlies faced off with the Spurs and walked away with a win by a score of 118-105 in their last game. When it comes to personal fouls, the Grizzlies left the arena with 18 and the Spurs accumulated 9 personal fouls. They converted 9 of 32 shots from three-point range. San Antonio finished the contest at 73.7% from the charity stripe by making 14 of 19 tries. Furthermore, San Antonio collected 26 rebounds (12 offensive, 14 defensive) and earned 6 blocked shots. San Antonio earned 38 assists and had 30 steals in the game. In the matter of defense, Memphis let their opponent shoot 41.4% from the field on 41 out of 99 shooting. They also doled out 24 assists in this contest while forcing 3 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When it comes to rebounding, they earned 55 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Grizzlies made 11 of their 19 attempts for a percentage of 57.9%. Memphis wrapped up the contest having earned a 53.9% FG percentage (48 of 89) and made 11 out of their 26 3-pointers.
Ja Morant is someone who was a contributor in this game. Morant shot 73.3% from the field and also dished out 2 assists. He played for 34 minutes played and also grabbed 7 rebounds. He notched 52 points on 22 of 30 shooting.
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Memphis enters this one with a mark of 43-20 so far this year. They are averaging 113.9 points per outing (2nd in the NBA) while shooting 45.9% from the floor. The Grizzlies are hitting 34.1% on shots from distance (693 of 2,033) and 73.3% from the free throw line. As a team, Memphis is collecting 49.3 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 1,592 dimes for the season, which is 7th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 13.5 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 19.5 personal fouls per game.
Defensively, the Grizzlies have forced 15.0 turnovers per game while drawing 19.5 fouls. They are 26th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,582 surrendered on the season. The Grizzlies defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.1% (2,516 of 5,574) and they concede 42.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They concede 35.3% on 3-pointers and they are 14th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (109.1).
For their last game, the Celtics got the win with a final of 107-98 against the Hawks. The Celtics pulled down 36 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 47 for this contest. They turned it over 12 times, while getting 4 steals for this game. The Hawks had 9 personal fouls in this game which got the Celtics to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to bury 18 of the free throw tries for a rate of 94.7%. When discussing 3-point shots, Boston buried 11 out of their 35 tries (31.4%). At the conclusion of this game, the Celtics finished 39 out of 83 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 47.0%. The Celtics permitted the Hawks to convert 36 of 83 tries from the floor which left them shooting 43.4% for the contest. They finished 22.6% from three-point range by shooting 7 out of 31 and walked away from this one shooting 19 of 24 at the charity stripe (79.2%). Regarding rebounding, Boston permitted Atlanta to get 32 in all (5 on the offensive glass).
Jayson Tatum ended up being a factor for the Celtics for the matchup. He knocked down 12 out of 25 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 48.0%, and added 8 rebounds. Tatum accumulated 33 points in his 39 mins on the hardwood and had 7 dimes for the matchup.
Boston has a record of 37-27 so far this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Celtics are shooting 45.5% from the field, which is ranked 20th in basketball. Boston has tallied 6,987 points this season (109.2 per game) and they grab 46.4 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 23.9 times per game (17th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 14.0 times per game. The Celtics commit 18.6 fouls per game and they shoot 81.6% from the charity stripe.
The Boston defense concedes 33.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (750 of 2,223) and their opponents are converting on 78.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 21.5 assists and 44.5 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 1st and 15th in the NBA. The Celtics on the defensive side of the court are 3rd in basketball in points per game surrendered with 103.8. They are able to force 14.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.0% from the floor (1st in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis
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