Boston Celtics at Memphis Grizzlies odds, picks and predictions

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The Boston Celtics (50-31) head to the FedExForum Sunday to play the Memphis Grizzlies (56-25) in their regular-season finales. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Celtics vs. Grizzlies odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.

Boston can clinch the Atlantic Division with a win Sunday whereas the Southwest Division champion Grizzlies are locked into the 2-seed in the Western Conference.

The Celtics had their 3-game winning streak snapped Thursday in a 127-121 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Grizzlies clubbed the New Orleans Pelicans 141-114 Saturday to end a 2-game losing skid.

Boston stomped Memphis 120-107 at home as 2-point favorites without second-leading scorer SF Jaylen Brown March 3. The Celtics are 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 5 visits to Memphis.

Celtics at Grizzlies odds, spread and lines

  • Money line (ML): Celtics -225 (bet $225 to win $100) | Grizzlies +170 (bet $100 to win $170)
  • Against the spread: Celtics -5.5 (-105) | Grizzlies +5.5 (-120)
  • Over/Under: 224.5 (O: -115 | U: -117)

Celtics at Grizzlies key injuries

Celtics

  • PF Robert Williams III (knee) out

Grizzlies (not yet submitted)

Celtics at Grizzlies odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

Celtics 119, Grizzlies 107

Money line

PASS.

There’s no way the Celtics (-225) should be this big of a favorite over the Grizzlies (+170) in Memphis unless the oddsmakers or market has a hunch Memphis will be resting a couple of its starters.

You could argue it’s worth it to take a flier on the Grizzlies (+170) in hopes of them sending out their usual starting 5. But, it doesn’t feel like that’ll happen and even if it does the Celtics can still smoke the Grizzlies in Memphis. PASS.

Author: Lucy Green