Prediction: Memphis Grizzlies @ Boston Celtics, NBA
- Title : Prediction: Memphis Grizzlies @ Boston Celtics, NBA
Let's root for points here as Memphis desperately tries to stay in playoff position. With their grasp on the playoffs slipping away, I think the Grizzlies will need to press the issue, which means a faster pace and more opportunity for fast break points. On the other end, the Grizzlies have played very poor defense and the Celtics have looked dominant offensively. They seem content to play most of their starters, but even if the bench gets run, I think they are still capable of scoring 110 - 115 points.
Celtics are on so good shape that makes easy this choice, then Celtics won last match vs Grizzlies 119-95. No doubt about this bet.
The Boston Celtics are surging in the bubble, having won three in a row while pushing their record to 4-2 since the restart. The Celtics currently have third place in the Eastern Division locked up with just two games before the playoffs begin. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies are barely holding on to the eighth spot in the West, just a half game ahead of the Trailblazers.
Unlike Boston, Memphis has sputtered since the restart, winning just one game. Memphis does have the upper hand being in the eighth spot, and can clinch a spot in the play-in game with a victory in Monday’s matchup with the Celtics, or with the Bucks on Thursday. It is worth noting that Memphis had the chance to clinch by winning the last game as well, but ended up losing to a red-hot Raptors squad.
Boston can not relax, despite having alocked up the three seed.This is a horrible matchup for Memphis. They will be desperate to get into the playoffs, but they simpley lack the offensive firepower to consistently score agains Bostons smothering defense. The last time these 2 played, Memphis emtied the bench in 4 quarter. This one could go the same way. Boston win this!
Prediction: Boston Cover the spread on -2 points