Memphis Grizzlies vs Boston Celtics Prediction, 2/12/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Memphis Grizzlies vs Boston Celtics
Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
The Memphis Grizzlies are on their way to TD Garden on Sunday where they will compete against the Boston Celtics.
The Grizzlies stepped onto the hardwood against the Bulls and went home with a win by a final score of 104-89 in their last contest. In regard to fouls, the Grizzlies ended up with 21 while the Bulls accounted for 16 fouls. They made 7 of their 35 tries from downtown. Chicago ended up shooting 66.7% from the charity stripe by knocking down 18 of their 27 attempts. Moreover, Chicago snagged 49 rebounds (11 offensive, 38 defensive) and earned 7 rejections. Chicago doled out 24 assists and had 9 steals for the matchup. Regarding defending, Memphis allowed the other team to go 36.8% from the field on 32 of 87 shooting. They also distributed 22 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 18 turnovers and earning 10 steals. When talking about hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 39 with 5 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Grizzlies knocked down 15 of 21 tries for a percentage of 71.4%. Memphis wrapped up the contest with a 48.1% FG percentage (39 out of 81) and converted 11 out of their 33 shots from 3-point land.
Ja Morant is a player who came through in the matchup. He scored 34 points on 12 out of 20 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 mins played and totaled 6 rebounds. Morant finished the game at 60.0% from the floor and earned 7 dimes.
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Memphis will play this game with a mark of 33-21 for the campaign. They have an average of 116.0 pts per contest (9th in the NBA) while hitting 46.9% from the field. The Grizzlies are connecting on 34.4% on three-point attempts (608 of 1,769) and 71.9% from the free throw line. As a team, Memphis is grabbing 48.1 rebounds per contest and has earned 1,367 assists for the season, which has them ranked 16th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 14.5 times per game and as a team they are committing 20.1 fouls per contest.
On defense, the Grizzlies are able to force 15.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.2 fouls. They are conceding 35.5% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 10th in basketball in PPG allowed (112.2). The Grizzlies are giving up a FG percentage of 44.9% (2,186 of 4,868) and they concede 43.7 rebounds per game as a team. They rank 20th in the NBA in allowing assists with 1,434 surrendered this year.
When they last played, the Celtics went home victorious with a score of 106-99 when they played the 76ers. In relation to attacking the glass, Boston permitted Philadelphia to collect 37 in all (8 offensive). They shot 32.3% from beyond the arc by shooting 10 of 31 and finished the game at 15 out of 20 at the free throw line (75.0%). The Celtics permitted the 76ers to convert 37 of their 83 tries from the floor which left them shooting 44.6% in this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Celtics went 40 for 76 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 52.6%. In relation to shots from beyond the perimeter, Boston made 19 of their 35 attempts (54.3%). They were able to knock down 7 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 70.0%. The 76ers earned 16 personal fouls in this contest which took the Celtics to the free throw line for 10 attempts. They gave up possession 13 times, while getting 2 steals in the game. The Celtics earned 39 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 44 in the matchup.
Malcolm Brogdon was important for the Celtics for the contest. Brogdon accumulated 19 points in his 35 minutes on the court and had 3 dimes for the game. He converted 7 of 12 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 58.3%, and had 5 rebounds.
Boston has a win-loss record of 39-16 on the campaign. The Celtics commit 18.9 personal fouls per contest and they hit 82.8% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 26.1 times per contest (7th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.5 times per contest. Boston has 6,456 points this season (117.4 per contest) and they pull in 45.0 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Celtics are shooting 47.4% from the field, which ranks them 14th in basketball.
The Celtics on the defensive end are ranked 5th in the league in PPG given up with 111.4. They have forced 12.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.4% from the floor (7th in the NBA). The Boston defense allows 35.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (634 of 1,807) and opponents are connecting on 78.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 22.7 dimes and 43.7 rebounds per contest, which is 2nd and 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Memphis
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