Celtics vs Grizzlies Prediction and NBA Odds
The NBA has lined up a series of interesting clashes over the weekend for the fans. On Thursday night, Boston Celtics are all set to pose a strong challenge when they face Memphis Grizzlies in what is considered to be an epic clash.
The hosts are looking in great shape after some important victories whereas the Rockets are looking to concrete their top 3 spots after an overwhelming season for the side.
The game will be played in the TD Center on 4th March. The Celtics would be backing themselves to win their 38th game of the season while the Grizzlies are backing themselves to cause an upset.
|Boston Celtics||Memphis Grizzlies||Predicted Winner|
|FiveThirtyEight||Win Probability: 63%||Win Probability: 27%||Boston Celtics|
Celtics vs Grizzlies Prediction and NBA Odds: NBA 2020-21 Form
The last season’s first-round losers Celtics have done a tidy job in the Eastern conference but still, have their task cut out to make it to post-season.
They were off to a flyer in February with an 8-match winning streak against the likes of Heat, Hornets, Pistons, Magic, Nets, and Nuggets.
On the other hand, they lost to Pacers but made a quick turn-around with an important triumph against the Hawks in the last outing. Their February campaign has not only escalated their playoff chances but also given them winning momentum. They are currently sitting pretty in the 6th spot in the Eastern Conference points table.
Looking at Memphis Grizzlies’ campaign, they are looking like one of the sides to beat in the Western conference after a glorious run in this edition. Their campaign was off to a winning start that enabled them to play attacking basketball in the games following that.
Looking at their recent campaign so far, the side has managed to achieve victories against Knicks, Magic, Clippers, Pistons, Hornets, and Pelicans while they suffered two defeats against Timberwolves and Trail Blazers that have consolidated their 3rd spot in the table. They are currently sitting in 3rd spot with 43 triumphs and 20 losses.
Celtics vs Grizzlies Prediction and NBA Odds: Head-to-head
Regular season (146 games): Celtics – 31 wins, Grizzlies – 19 wins.
Playoffs played: 0.
Previous meeting: Grizzlies won 126-107 on 22nd March 2021 in a regular-season fixture.
Celtics vs Grizzlies Prediction and NBA Odds: Players to Watch Out
Jayson Tatum is an important candidate who has time and again got the team out of the dumps with special performances. He scored 33 points and 7 assists against the Hawks. He also has a free throw percentage of 85% in this season in addition to averaging 25.9 points per game.
Jaylen Brown who is one of the better guards on the team has an average of 23.2 points in addition to 6.2 rebounds in 50 games.
Robert Williams III who plays as the center pitched in with 9 points and 2 assists against the Hawks. Marcus Smart came in as a surprise to everyone when he scored 16 points in his last appearance.
Kyle Anderson is the small forward on the side with an efficiency rating of 17.14 and an average of 7.5 points in every outing so far. He was disappointing against the Spurs as he accumulated just 9 points along with 6 assists in 24 minutes.
Ja Morant is an important shooting guard with a field goal success of 44.4% and a 3-pointer conversion of 27.4% so far who single-handedly scored 52 points and 2 assists in his last outing.
Steven Adams who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 7 points and 9.9 rebounds per game in 59 games this season.
Tyus Jones is another important guard who has supported the side well with 13 points and 3 rebounds in 19 minutes.
Celtics vs Grizzlies Prediction and NBA Odds: Predicted Winner
The Memphis Grizzlies have to punch above their weights to sign off on a high while the Celtics are playing some of the best basketball this season. Coming to this particular clash, FiveThirtyEight has gone on to suggest a victory to the Celtics here whereas the Grizzlies are in the hunt with a 27% chance.
Looking at the outright predictions, the Oddschecker has gone on to predict a huge advantage to the hosts while their opponents hold a formidable chance of making it to the postseason.
On the other hand, Bet365 are of a similar opinion, suggesting better odds to Celtics to go deep while the Memphis side have also done well to make it to playoffs.