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NBA Predictions: Predicting Memphis Grizzlies vs Boston Celtics

18 Jan 2019, 13:08 IST

Boston Celtics (26-18) vs Memphis Grizzlies (19-25), TD Garden

Indiana Pacers v Boston Celtics
Indiana Pacers v Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics will host the Memphis Grizzlies tonight at the TD Garden in Boston.

The Celtics are coming off a big victory against the Toronto Raptors, whereas the Bucks defeated the Grizzlies in their last game.

Let us see how things stand for both teams tonight.

The Boston Celtics perspective

Boston Celtics v Brooklyn Nets
Boston Celtics v Brooklyn Nets

The Celtics ended the drought and in grand fashion with a win against the Raptors on Wednesday.

Kyrie Irving returned to the team after a game's rest, and he had a huge night with 27 points and 18 assists. He will be an essential factor tonight as the team not only depend on him for scoring, but also his leadership qualities.

Marcus Morris had a cold night against the Raptors and is expected to bounce back today. Also, Jayson Tatum has been in the groove lately, and I expect him to score big numbers tonight.

The Celtics are dangerous at home, and they will be looking to build some consistency by winning against the struggling Memphis side.

The Memphis Grizzlies perspective

Memphis Grizzlies v New Orleans Pelicans
Memphis Grizzlies v New Orleans Pelicans

The Grizzlies have won just one game in their last five played and are currently sitting at 14th place in the Western Conference, just above the Suns.

They lost to the Bucks on the road with a scoreline of 111-101. Omri Casspi was the leading scorer with 17 points and six rebounds. Also, Marc Gasol and Mike Conley Jr. contributed 14 points apiece.

The Grizzles have been in a big slump, and they need a win to gain some confidence. However, the test tonight will not be easy against the Celtics.

How things might unfold

The Celtics are full of confidence after beating a high-quality Raptors squad. They will be looking to snap another tonight.

The Grizzlies, on the other hand, are not only low on confidence but also horrible on the road. Playing at the Garden against the Celtics does not make the case any better.

The Celtics have a significant edge tonight.

Prediction: Boston Celtics to beat Memphis Grizzlies

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