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(33-12) Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies (25-19)
Date: Saturday January 21
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: FedEx Forum, Memphis Tennessee
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -2
NBA Betting Total: 217.5
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This Southwest division matchup has the Rockets traveling to Memphis against an always tough Grizzlies team.
Houston had a good victory against Milwaukee Wednesday night, while Memphis has lost 2 in a row by a combined 7 points.
Houston continues their strong push this season, and should continue to be a legitimate force in the West.
James Harden looked unstoppable against the Bucks in the Rockets last game. Facing the length of the Bucks defense he was able to put up 38 points (14-25 from the field ), 8 assists and 6 rebounds.
This is coming off of two straight triple doubles. Harden has a much tougher task in Memphis. As Mike Conley is a good defender at the point guard spot and Tony Allen is still an All NBA 1st team defensive selection.
I expect Harden to get 30 points in this one, but it will come off of a high volume of shots.
Trevor Ariza has been a solid scorer for the Rockets during this recent stretch. He is capable of putting up 20 points per night if given the opportunity but the Grizzlies will look to clamp down on him and force the Rockets into a one man show with Harden providing the scoring, and no one else making much of an impact.
Eric Gordon poured in 7 three pointers and 25 total points against the Bucks. His hot hand has been a key factor in the Rockets strong play and it wouldn’t surprise me to see him continue to score at will against the Grizzlies.
Gordon has averaged 8 or more 3 point attempts in the last 9 games and against a team that can’t score from deep he should continue to have the greenlight from downtown.
The Rockets defense continues to be a sore spot, as they have given up over 110 points in 7 of the last 10 games. If they can’t show more effort on that side of the ball they may stumble in the second half of the season.
The Grizzlies have struggled recently on the defensive end of the floor, giving up over 100 points in 4 straight games. They will need to turn things around to stay active in the playoff race.
Veteran guard Mike Conley has been very efficient scoring the ball, averaging almost 22 points per game in the last 4 contests. He is also distributing the ball well, dishing out 6 or more assists in 7 straight games.
Marc Gasol’s scoring has been up and down during the last 10 games, but he put up a huge 28 points in the 3 point loss to the Wizards on Wednesday. The shocking stat from that game were the 2 rebounds Gasol grabbed, when he averages nearly 7 a game. If he can crash the boards against the Rockets front line Gasol will easily put up a double double.
Zach Randolph didn’t have a good shooting night against the Wizards (3-14), but look for him to bounce back against a poor Rockets front court and get double digit rebounds.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-1 in HOU last 8 vs. Western Conference.
- Under is 9-2 in HOU last 11 vs. NBA Southwest.
- HOU are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 Sat. games.
- Under is 18-7-2 in MEM last 27 home games.
- Over is 9-4-2 in MEM last 15 Sat. games.
- HOU are 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Memphis.
- Over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
Free Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Prediction:
Houston will win this one by double digits, as Memphis won’t be able to keep up with the Rockets scoring punch.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Houston ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction: Houston 117 – Memphis 102
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