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(2-0) Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets (3-0)
Date: Monday, October 23
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, TX.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Houston -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 211.5
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The Grizzlies and Rockets are two of the six undefeated teams remaining in the NBA. One is guaranteed a loss on Monday night.
Marc Gasol always deserves so much more love than he gets on a regular basis so whenever I write up a Grizzlies game I will start the same way.
He had 34 in the Grizzlies’ win over Golden State this weekend. There are a lot of good centers in the Western Conference but I wouldn’t prefer watching any of them over Marc Gasol.
Memphis basically added two guys to the same core we’ve been used to, minus Zach Randolph. Tyreke Evans is coming off the bench and has put up double-digits in his first two games.
The Grizzlies also drafted Oregon senior Dillon Brooks and he’s had an impact right away, playing big minutes and scoring 28 points in his first two games combined.
After their opening night win in Golden State, Houston has followed it with a second road win against Sacramento and their first home win against Dallas. This game on Monday should be significantly more challenging than the last two.
The Rockets will be without Chris Paul for at least the next few weeks after his injury suffered against the Warriors. That just means Harden will carry the load like he did last season for this stretch.
It’s not a horrible scenario for Houston but D’Antoni would have liked to keep the Beard’s minutes down from the get-go.
Eric Gordon has looked spry in the first three games, averaging 22 a game on just 5-for-25 shooting from three. What will happen when he starts feeling it from downtown?
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-3 in MEM last 11 road games.
- Over is 7-3 in MEM last 10 vs. Western Conference.
- HOU are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games.
- HOU are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Head to Head: Under is 23-11 in the last 34 meetings in Houston.
Free Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction: the Grizzlies cover, maybe they even win.
This is obviously a matchup of contrasting styles and typically you like the home team to asserts itself and impose its will on the other. If Houston makes it a track meet, Memphis will struggle to shoot with the Rockets’ three-point specialists.
But I like the Grizzlies in this matchup because of their depth as compared to Houston’s. The Rockets shortened their bench when they made the move to get Chris Paul and now that he’s gone, the seventh, eighth and ninth spots on the depth chart are a bit of a liability.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Memphis +8.5
The Grizzlies are always deep in their rotation and well-coached. I like them with the points.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Memphis 94 – Houston 100
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