Boston Celtics (10-2) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (3-9)
Boston Celtics vs. Memphis Grizzlies 11/19/23 – As we approach an exciting NBA matchup on November 19th 2023, the Boston Celtics with a 10-2 record will meet the Memphis Grizzlies who currently stand at 3-9. This matchup promises to be riveting with both sides hoping to capitalize on their recent winning streak and gain revenge over their counterparts – while Boston wants to cement their dominance while Memphis hopes for redemption from last season. Let’s dive into this eagerly awaited NBA matchup preview and broadcast live by BSSE!
The Boston Celtics have been showing remarkable gameplay this season. Averaging an amazing average of 118.4 points per game, their offensive prowess cannot be denied. Their shooting accuracy has been exceptional with 47.5% field goal percentage and 36.7% three-point accuracy from three. Defensively they’ve been equally effective; averaging 47 rebounds per game; however their road performance has been less impressive, registering only 2-3 results against the spread indicating potential vulnerabilities when traveling away from home.
Memphis Grizzlies have struggled, evidenced by their current 3-9 standing. While their offense averages 108.5 points per game, its field goal and three-point percentages stand at 43% and 33.7% compared to Boston. On defense they average 42 rebounds per game but their higher turnover ratio of 14.4 is an indication of issues maintaining possession; their recent performance both overall and against the spread indicates they may need some consistency to remain successful.
Boston Celtics vs. Memphis Grizzlies 11/19/23 Game Info
|When:||Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
Jayson Tatum (SF) vs. Desmond Bane (SG)
Jayson Tatum has been a cornerstone for the Celtics this season. Playing an average of 36.5 minutes per game, he’s notched an impressive 27.5 points per game, along with 8.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists. His defensive contributions are also noteworthy, averaging 1.3 steals per game. However, his 2.8 turnovers per game indicate some room for improvement in ball handling.
Desmond Bane, the key player for the Grizzlies, has been a glimmer of hope in their challenging season. With an average of 25.5 points and 4.5 assists per game, Bane’s offensive contributions are vital. His defensive skills, including 1.5 steals and 0.9 blocks per game, add depth to his role. Yet, similar to Tatum, Bane’s turnover rate of 2.6 per game could be a concern.
When Tatum and Bane clash on the court, it’s a battle of offensive titans. Tatum’s ability to score and rebound effectively will challenge Bane’s defensive skills. Conversely, Bane’s all-around offensive contributions will test Tatum’s defense. Their individual performances could very well tip the scales in this matchup.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: Boston Celtics -323, Total Odds: –
The betting odds are leaning heavily towards the Celtics, reflecting their superior season performance. The spread suggests confidence in their ability to not only win but also cover a significant margin.
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Celtics’ recent form is impressive, winning 5-0 in their last 5 games and covering the spread in 4 of these. Despite their less convincing away spread record, their overall performance and offensive efficiency make them a strong bet.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Grizzlies’ betting trends present a mixed bag. While they have covered the spread in 2 of their last 5 games, their overall record and performance in road games against the spread indicate a team struggling to find consistency. This unpredictability makes betting on them riskier.
Boston Celtics vs. Memphis Grizzlies 11/19/23 Betting Picks
Considering the current form and statistical analysis, the Celtics seem to be the safer bet. They have shown a higher level of consistency and offensive firepower compared to the Grizzlies. For prop bets, focusing on Tatum’s scoring and rebounding could be lucrative, given his current form.
The Grizzlies, while underdogs, should not be completely discounted, especially with Bane’s ability to influence the game. However, the safer premium play predictions lean towards the Celtics both in winning and covering the spread.
Free Pick & Prediction: Boston Celtics 115, Memphis Grizzlies 105