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(12-4) Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies (7-7)
Date: Saturday November 18
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Houston -7
NBA Betting Total: 214
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Incredibly this is the final regular season game between the Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies this season. Although the Rockets sit atop the Western Conference two of their four losses have come at the hands of the Grizzlies. Houston holds the all-time win record 56-35.
The 100 point threshold has been a strong indicator of the victor in the team’s three previous contests with Memphis holding the Rockets well under this mark in their two victories. Houston arrives fresh from a victory over the Suns where they scored as many points in the first half (90) as they did in their first loss to the Grizzlies. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies are on a three game losing streak.
After a sub par showing versus the Raptors the Rockets wasted precious little time correcting the issue. In the loss to Toronto the Rockets allowed a lopsided 45-31 second quarter and weren’t able to recover. Houston turned the tables on Phoenix producing 45 points in each of the first and second quarters en route to their 142-116 oust of the Suns.
Adding to the excitement of the victory was the return of Chris Paul who saw his first game action since the opening game of the season. Paul’s impact was immediate as he posted a double-double of 10 points and 11 assists in a mere 21 minutes of action. There was no residue of rust on Paul who hit two treys and shot 42.8 percent.
With the Warriors loss in Boston the Rockets find themselves sitting atop the Western Conference’s top rung.
Mike Conley and Marc Gasol have lifted the Grizzlies in the majority of their wins this season. However, the Rockets may get a huge break if Conley can’t go this evening. The point guard is nursing a sore left Achilles which led to him missing the Pacers game. Although some reports list Conley as a game time decision it’s likely the Grizzlies will err on the side of caution.
The Grizzlies main asset is their ability to control pace and deliver strong defensive efforts. In their seven wins the Grizzlies held teams to an average of 94.71 points. Conversely, in their seven losses the Memphis’ opponents score an average of 107.42 points.
An asset the Grizzlies can utilize to keep the game close is forcing turnovers to score easy points. Houston allows the fourth most opponent points off turnovers (19.6) whereas the Grizzlies allow the fewest (12.8). Similarly, Memphis surprisingly ranks third for fast break points scored (14.6).
NBA Betting Trends:
- Teams are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 head to head matchups
- Rockets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Squads are 4-6 over/under in teams last 10 head to head games
Free Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction:
With Conley’s participation up in the air, predicting the outcome is more challenging, particularly due to his ability to control pace. That said, with or without the point guard beating the number two offense, with a healthy Chris Paul and an 8-1 road record looms as major factors to overcome. Furthermore, Houston won’t be taking Memphis for granted regardless of who is on the court.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Rockets -7
Rockets fire power is simply too much for the Grizzlies to overcome and the presumption is Conley will be out.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Rockets 115 – Grizzlies 107
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