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The 19-9 Memphis Grizzlies will travel to play the 14-16 Boston Celtics in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Boston is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The NBA odds in this game has the road team Memphis Grizzlies favored by -1 ½ points with an over under line of 179 ½ points. There has been no movement in the betting line since the odds came out a few hours ago.
The two teams met once during the lockout shortened season with the Celtics posting the 98-80 home win against the Grizzlies as a -4 point betting favorite. The game went over 178 points. Trend: Boston Celtics are 2-8 ATS in their past ten games.
The Grizzlies are 6-6 away from home on the year. The team has dropped three of their past four games. They have struggled scoring points as Memphis has not reached 90 points in three straight games. They get beat on New Year’s Eve at Indiana 88-83 as a -1 ½ point favorite. The game ended under 177 points. Rudy Gay had a bad night making just 3 of 17 from the field. Memphis is the top scoring defense in the NBA by allowing just 90 points a game. With their size in the paint they are underperforming offensively with a 43.4% shooting percentage good for 23rd in the league. Their guards shoot poorly as Gay makes 41%, Mike Conley 41% and Tony Allen 40%.
Boston is 9-5 on their home court. The team returns from the west coast where they go 0-3 straight up. They started the road trip with a stop in Brooklyn on Christmas Day and earn the 93-76 win. The Celtics were terrible in their three west coast games losing by 18 points or worse against the Clippers, Kings and Warriors. They have not hit 100 points or more in five straight games. Jason Terry is not bringing his numbers over from Dallas as he averages just 11 points a game and 43% shooting.
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