NBA Betting Previews: Morant, Grizzlies Take On Celtics In Boston

Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at FedExForum on February 08, 2022 in Memphis, Tennessee.
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TNT Game 1:  Memphis Grizzlies  (43-20, 42-21 ATS) @ Boston Celtics (37-27, 32-31-1 ATS)      

Lines/News: Spread:  The Celtics are favored by a point at home and the Over/Under is 223.5. This is the first meeting this year between the teams. Memphis is 8-2 over its last 10 games and Boston also is 8-2 in the last 10 games.  

Grizzlies Trends: The Grizzlies are 23-9 against the spread (ATS) on the road this season and 12-3 ATS as away favorites this season. On two days rest, they are 10-2 ATS. To the Over this year, Memphis is 33-29-1.

Celtics Trends: The Celtics are 4-1 ATS as home underdogs in their last five games and 5-1 ATS after one day of rest in their last six.  Boston is 7-1 ATS in their last eight games when the opponent has a winning percentage of more than 60% on the season (Memphis is .683).  Boston on the season is 27-35-2 to the Over.

Player Trends: Memphis’ Ja Morant (O/U 29.5 points) has scored 30+ points in 22 of his 49 (44.9%) games this season (avg. 27.6). On the road, he’s 12 of 25 (48%, avg. 27.8). He’s scored 30+ points in six of his last 10 (60%) games this season (33.40 per game for the period). 

Boston’s Jayson Tatum (O/U 4.5 assists) has recorded 5+ assists in 24 of his 60 (40%) games this season (avg. 4.2) and 12 of his 29 (41.38%) at home this season (4.0). In his last 10, he’s gone over six times (60%, 5.0 per game).

TNT Game 2:  LA Lakers (27-34, 26-34-1 ATS) @ LA Clippers(33-31, 32-32 ATS)

Lines/News: The Clippers are 2.5-point favorites and the O/U is 219. The teams played last week at the Lakers and the Clippers won, 105-102. The Lakers are 3-7 straight up over their last 10 games with a three-game losing streak. The Clippers are  6-4 straight up over their last 10 games, with a four-game winning streak.  

Lakers Trends: The Lakers are 9-6 ATS as away underdogs this season and 1-6 ATS against the Clippers in their last seven meetings. They are 32-28-1 to the Over this year. 

Clippers Trends: The Clippers are 14-17 ATS as favorites this season and 5-2 ATS at home in their last seven games. They are 4-1 ATS after a win in their last five opportunities. To the Over this season, they are 30-33-1.