The Memphis Grizzlies and the Boston Celtics will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at TD Banknorth Garden.
Oddsmakers currently have the Celtics listed as 12½-point favorites versus the Grizzlies, while the game’s total is sitting at 192½.
O.J. Mayo led Memphis with 18 points in its 104-79 loss to Minnesota on Wednesday night.
Minnesota won as 2-point home underdogs as the game played under the 198-point total posted by oddsmakers.
Ray Allen dropped 27 points for Boston in its 107-99 loss to Miami on Wednesday night.
Miami cashed as 4-point home favorites as the teams played over the 190-point total listed by sportsbooks.
Memphis has lost 3 straight games.
Boston has lost 2 straight games.
Memphis: 16-47 SU, 27-35-1 ATS
Boston: 49-16 SU, 34-31 ATS
Memphis most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9
Boston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
Memphis is 10-0-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Boston
Memphis is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis’s last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis’s last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games when playing Memphis
Boston is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston’s last 9 games at home
Memphis at Detroit, Sunday, March 15
Boston at Milwaukee, Sunday, March 15