Memphis Grizzlies versus Boston Celtics Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-23-2013

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Both teams will be on a back to back when the 36-32 Boston Celtics will travel to play the 46-22 Memphis Grizzlies in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Memphis is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds from this pro basketball game have the home team Memphis Grizzlies favored by -8 points with an over under line of 178 points. There has been no line movement in the odds since the lines were released a few hours ago.

The teams met back on January 2nd with Memphis posting the 93-83 road victory as a -2 ½ point betting favorite. The game finished under 180 points.

Boston has a road mark of 12-22 on the season. The Celtics lose their third straight following a 104-94 road defeat on Friday to the Dallas Mavericks as a +4 ½ point underdog. The total came in at over 195 ½ points. The Celtics fell behind by 11 at the half in the loss. They shoot just 41.6% from the floor and 5 of 17 came from the three point line. Boston allowed Dallas 46.3% shooting and gave up ten more rebounds to the Mavericks. Kevin Garnett for the Celtics had 16 points and 12 rebounds on 5 of 10 shooting. It is the same old story for the Boston. They lose the rebounding battle by significant margin as the team sits 29th and second to last in the league. Not much help inside for Kevin Garnet.

The Memphis Grizzlies are 27-8 playing at home on the current campaign. Their two game win streak was snapped on Friday in a 90-83 road defeat to the New Orleans Hornets as a -6 point betting favorite. The game finished under 179 points. The Grizzlies shot just 41.1% from the floor along with 3 of 10 coming from three. They give up 47.4% shooting to the Hornets and New Orleans crushed Memphis on the glass by a 49-33 rebounding differential. Mike Conley led the Grizzlies with 20 points and 5 rebounds in defeat. Memphis is the top scoring defense in the NBA by giving up just 89.2 points per game.

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