Boston Celtics at Memphis Grizzlies - 3/22/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Memphis Grizzlies (19-20) vs Boston Celtics (21-21)
Game Info: Monday, March 22, 2021 at 9:00 pm (FedExForum)
Betting Odds: Memphis Grizzlies -1 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies meet Monday in NBA action at the FedExForum.
The Boston Celtics need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Boston Celtics are averaging 111.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 25 points and 6.9 rebounds while Jaylen Brown is averaging 24.4 points and 3.9 assists. Kemba Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Smart is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The Memphis Grizzlies need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 110.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 19 points and 7.4 assists while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 15.9 points and 12.1 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Anderson is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 8-2 in Celtics last 10 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 4-0 in Grizzlies last 4 overall. The Celtics are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Memphis and 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Boston Celtics are on the end of a back to back and are an inconsistent bunch, but it's fair to say they are the better team in this spot. The Memphis Grizzlies continue to run hot and cold, and right now they're cold with losses in five of their last eight games, and they're losing their last five games by an average of six points while shooting 43.1 percent from the field. The Celtics beat the Grizzlies by 19 points when these teams met back in December. I lean Celtics in this near pick em spot.