Memphis Grizzlies at Boston Celtics NBA Pro Basketball Betting Preview

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Preceding Super Bowl 46 is a nice matchup from the NBA as the Memphis Grizzlies will face the Boston Celtics in an early afternoon encounter. The 12-11 Grizzlies and 12-10 Celtics will tip off from Boston at 12PM Eastern Time and you can watch this NBA pro basketball game live nationally over NBA TV.

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The current betting odds lined at Oddsmaker has the Boston Celtics favored by -4 ½ points with an over under lined at 177 points. A money line wager on the home team Celtics brings back -200 odds. Those who think the Grizzlies from the Western conference can beat the Celtics outright their return is +170 odds from the money line.

The Memphis Grizzlies are a very streaky team this year as a check of their game log will reveal several win and losing streaks thus far in this young season. They are on a run of 1-4 straight up on the road over their past five games. In all fairness they have been facing some tough Western conference teams during that span with losses at Portland, LA Clippers and at Oklahoma City 101-94 as a +8 ½ point underdog on Friday night.

Memphis has been trying to adjust to life without their leading scorer from a season ago as Zach Randolph is rehabbing a knee injury and is due back in the lineup late this month. Rudy Gay is leading the club with 18 points a game and Marc Gasol is hitting on 51.6% of his shots and averaging 15 points a game.

After a rough start to the season the Celtics have righted the ship with 7 wins over their past 8 games. Boston has really got good play defensively during this stretch as they have held teams to 90 points or less in their past seven games. Paul Pierce has rounded into form as the veteran averages 18 ½ points a game. He is coming off a nice performance last time out in their 91-89 home win against the New York Knicks where he poured in 30 points and grabbed 7 rebounds.

The over is trending heavily here in the Memphis and Boston matchup as these teams have played to over the total in 9 of their past 10 meetings.

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