The Memphis Grizzlies (34-21) are on the road Sunday afternoon to take on the Boston Celtics (40-16). Tip-off at TD Garden is 2 p.m. ET (ABC). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Grizzlies vs. Celtics odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
After losing 8 of 9 games, the Grizzlies have won 2 in a row. They blew out the Minnesota Timberwolves 128-107 on Friday as 6.5-point favorites. They are No. 2 in the Western Conference.
The Celtics are the No. 1 team in the Eastern Conference and have the best record in the NBA. They have won 3 games in a row and 5 of their last 6.
The Celtics won the 1st matchup against the Grizzlies 109-106 in Memphis on Nov. 7 as 4-point underdogs.
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Grizzlies at Celtics odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 10:12 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Grizzlies +150 (bet $100 to win $150) | Celtics -175 (bet $175 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Grizzlies +4.5 (-115) | Celtics -4.5 (-105)
- Over/Under (O/U): 227.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)
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Grizzlies at Celtics key injuries
- C Steven Adams (knee) out
- G Malcolm Brogdon (Achilles) probable
- G Jaylen Brown (face) out
- F Danilo Gallinari (knee) out
- G Marcus Smart (ankle) out
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Grizzlies at Celtics picks and predictions
Celtics 112, Grizzlies 106
The Grizzlies are only 11-16 on the road this season and have lost their last 6 road games. The Celtics are 22-7 at home and have won 4 of their last 5 games there.
The Grizzlies are 3-8 in their last 11 games although they have won 2 straight, although they were against the under-.500 Bulls and 30-29 Timberwolves.
Expect a Celtics win but don’t bet the moneyline unless you include it in a leg of a parlay bet.
Against the spread
The Grizzlies are only 9-18 ATS on the road this season while the Celtics are 16-13 ATS at home.
The Celtics have covered the spread in their last 4 games against teams with a winning percentage of at least .600. They have covered the spread in 4 of their last 5 wins.
BET CELTICS -4.5 (-115).
The Under is 4-0 in Boston’s last 4 games after they score 125 or more points in the previous game. The Under is 6-0 in the Grizzlies’ last 6 games playing one day’s rest, 4-0 in their last 4 games against teams with a winning percentage above .600 9-1 in their last 10 games after they allowed 100 or more points the previous game.
BET UNDER 227.5 (-112).
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