Fresh off the second win of the season against the Miami Heat, the Boston Celtics will travel to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies. The latest NBA betting odds as posted by Diamond Sportsbook International (DSI) have the Celtics as three point road favorites with the total set at 194.5.
In the last game out, the Celtics beat the Miami Heat by a final score of 112-107 but the game was not as close as the score would indicate. Ray Allen was lights out from the floor as he poured in 35 points to lead all Celtics in scoring. Allen hit his first seven 3-point tries and teamed up with Paul Pierce, who had 25 points, to dominate the Heat for the second time this year. The Celtics are an older, veteran team and they know how to prepare for the big games, however they can also stumble against the weaker opponents.
After defeating the Heat in the opening game of the season, the Celtics promptly lost the next game out against the significantly weaker Cleveland Cavaliers. If the Celtics do not focus in the game against the Grizzlies they could have another letdown.
The Grizzlies lost the last time out, as the Dallas Mavericks stomped them by the final score of 106-91. This team is just 4-5 on the season but they have had some bright spots on the floor. Rudy gay is the team’s leader and best point producer and Zach Randolph gives them stability in the low post and a force that can rebound. The Grizzlies will catch the Celtics at the right time of the season and might be able to sneak away with a win.
The underdog is 14-4-1 against the spread (ATS) in the last 19 meetings which basically means the Celtics struggle when trying to cover the number against Memphis. The Grizzlies are 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 against the NBA Atlantic and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game. The Celtics are 1-4 ATS in their last five games as a favorite and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record.
The Celtics lay an egg against the Grizzlies and fail to cover the small number. The Celtics are on upset alert in this game as the Grizzlies pull off the upset.
Play on the Grizzlies +3