Memphis Grizzlies vs Boston Celtics Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 3

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 03, 2022, 5:43 PM
  • The Celtics (35-26) are -1.5 favorites vs. the Grizzlies (41-20)
  • Total (Over/Under): 223.5 points
  • Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 7:30pm EST
  • Watch the game on NBCS-BOS & TNT

The Memphis Grizzlies visit TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics on Thursday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30pm EST in Boston.

The Celtics are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -1.5 (100).

So far this NBA season, the Grizzlies are 42-21 against the spread, while the Celtics are 31-31 against the spread.

The Grizzlies vs Celtics Over/Under is 223.5 total points for the game.


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Grizzlies vs. Celtics Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Memphis Grizzlies+1.5 -120O 223.5 -110-105
Boston Celtics -1.5 100U 223.5 -110-115

Against the spread this NBA season, the Grizzlies have gone:

  • 42-21 against the Spread (+18.9 Units / 27.27% ROI)
  • 43-20 against the Moneyline (+18.7 Units / 14.29% ROI)
  • 32-28 against the Over for game total points (+1.2 Units / 1.73% ROI)
  • 28-32 against the Under for game total points (-7.2 Units / -10.38% ROI)
  • The Memphis Grizzlies have covered the 1H Moneyline in 37 of their last 44 games (+29.57 Units / 39% ROI)
  • The Memphis Grizzlies have covered the Moneyline in 20 of their last 25 away games (+22.20 Units / 54% ROI)
  • The Memphis Grizzlies have covered the 1H Spread in 36 of their last 50 games (+21.80 Units / 40% ROI)
  • The Memphis Grizzlies have covered the Spread in 42 of their last 63 games (+18.90 Units / 27% ROI)
  • The Memphis Grizzlies have covered the 1Q Spread in 34 of their last 50 games (+16.10 Units / 29% ROI)
  • The Memphis Grizzlies have only covered the Team Total Under in 18 of their last 50 games (-16.54 Units / -30% ROI)
  • The Memphis Grizzlies have only covered the 1Q Game Total Under in 28 of their last 63 games (-10.52 Units / -15% ROI)
  • The Memphis Grizzlies have only covered the Game Total Under in 20 of their last 50 games (-9.70 Units / -18% ROI)
  • The Memphis Grizzlies have only covered the 3Q Game Total Over in 25 of their last 60 games (-9.10 Units / -14% ROI)
  • The Memphis Grizzlies have only covered the 1H Game Total Under in 4 of their last 16 games (-9.08 Units / -52% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Celtics have gone:

  • 31-31 against the Spread (-3.1 Units / -4.4% ROI)
  • 37-27 against the Moneyline (-10.45 Units / -6.98% ROI)
  • 28-35 against the Over for game total points (-10.5 Units / -14.91% ROI)
  • 35-28 against the Under for game total points (+4.2 Units / 5.97% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 1H Game Total Under in 20 of their last 26 games at home (+14.51 Units / 51% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 1Q Game Total Under in 19 of their last 25 games at home (+12.23 Units / 44% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 2Q Game Total Under in 20 of their last 29 games at home (+10.07 Units / 31% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the 3Q Spread in 36 of their last 60 games (+9.49 Units / 14% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have covered the Team Total Under in 14 of their last 19 games at home (+8.41 Units / 40% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only covered the 1H Game Total Over in 5 of their last 26 games at home (-16.91 Units / -59% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only covered the Team Total Over in 21 of their last 52 games (-14.68 Units / -24% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only covered the 1Q Game Total Over in 6 of their last 25 games at home (-14.54 Units / -54% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 23 of their last 57 games (-13.95 Units / -22% ROI)
  • The Boston Celtics have only covered the 1H Spread in 11 of their last 32 games at home (-11.98 Units / -34% ROI)

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Memphis Grizzlies: Keys to the Game vs. the Boston Celtics

The Grizzlies are 13-5 (.722) when allowing 12 or more offensive rebounds this season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .514

The Grizzlies are 30-10 (.750) when scoring more second chance points than their opponent this season — tied for 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .535

The Grizzlies are 14-7 (.667) when allowing 15 or more second chance points this season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .468

The Grizzlies are 30-14 (.682) when allowing 12 or more offensive rebounds since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: .508

Boston Celtics: Keys to the Game vs. the Memphis Grizzlies

Injury Report: Celtics vs. Grizzlies - Thursday's Game, Mar. 03

  • Jaylen Brown (Celtics): Brown is out for Thursday's (Mar. 3) game against Memphis.
  • John Konchar (Grizzlies): Konchar is questionable for Thursday's (Mar. 3) game against Boston.
  • Yves Pons (Grizzlies): Pons hasn't played since Jan. 29 against Washington and there's been no recent update on his return.
  • Dillon Brooks (Grizzlies): Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said Brooks is on track to return in early March.

Memphis Grizzlies Offensive Stats & Trends

The Grizzlies have averaged 11.9 offensive rebounds per game (1,418 rebounds/119 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 10.0

The Grizzlies had an assist to turnover ratio of 2.1 (951 assists/ 453 TOs) in the second half last season — tied for best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.8

The Grizzlies have made 11.0 three-pointers per game this season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.3

The Grizzlies have averaged 13.1 offensive rebounds per game (615 rebounds/47 games) this season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 10.3

Boston Celtics Offensive Stats & Trends

The Celtics had 20.6 free throw attempts per game last season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 21.8

The Celtics are shooting 82% from the free throw line (773/946) this season — tied for 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 77%

The Celtics averaged 1.33 points per shot (4,061 points/3,058 shots) in the second half last season — tied for 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.28

The Celtics have averaged 10.5 offensive rebounds per game (1,244 rebounds/118 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 10.0

Memphis Grizzlies Defensive Stats & Trends

The Grizzlies have averaged 10.0 steals per game (472 steals/47 games) this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.6

The Grizzlies have 472 steals this season — most among NBA teams

The Grizzlies have averaged 9.6 steals per game (545 steals/57 games) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.6

The Grizzlies have 1,127 steals since the start of the 2020-21 season — most among NBA teams

Boston Celtics Defensive Stats & Trends

The Celtics have blocked 259 shots this season — 4th most among NBA teams

The Celtics have averaged 5.4 blocks per game (315 blocks/58 games) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

The Celtics blocked 374 shots last season — 6th most among NBA teams

The Celtics have blocked 633 shots since the start of the 2020-21 season — 6th most among NBA teams


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