NBA Preview: Memphis Grizzlies vs. Boston Celtics

by Dirty on February 5, 2012

Boston Celtics NBA Betting The Memphis Grizzlies and the Boston Celtics will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at TD Garden.

Oddsmakers currently have the Celtics listed as 4½-point favorites versus the Grizzlies, while the game’s total is sitting at 176.

Last time out for Memphis, they were a 101-94 loser as they battled the Thunder on the road. The Grizzlies covered in the match as an 8.5-point underdog, while 195 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Boston won its last outing, a 91-89 result against the Knicks on February 3. The Celtics failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 180 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Memphis:
Team record: 12-11 SU, 12-11 ATS

The total has gone OVER in 9 of last 10 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston

When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Boston:
Team record: 12-10 SU, 11-11 ATS
Current streak: won 3 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 11 of last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of last 10 games when playing Memphis
is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games when playing at home against Memphis

When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Charlotte are 8-2
After playing New York are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Next up:
Memphis home to San Antonio, Monday, February 6
Boston home to Charlotte, Tuesday, February 7

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