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(24-16) Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets (31-9)
Date: Friday January 13
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Rockets -6.5
NBA Betting Odds: Off
NBA Betting Total: 215.5
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This good be a potential first round playoff preview, as the Grizzlies travel to Houston to take on the Rockets.
Memphis has gone 2-2 in their last 4 games while Houston has won an amazing 9 in a row.
With a new head coach in place, the Grizzlies have been a surprising dark horse team in the Western Conference. Known for their tough defense and skilled low post players, Memphis will be a tough matchup for the Rockets.
Marc Gasol has been on a tear recently. The talented center should receive an All Star game nod and has scored 20 0r more points in 5 of the Grizzlies last 7 games. For the season he is putting up nearly 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists per game.
The Houston front line won’t provide much opposition for Gasol, who had 16 points and 5 rebounds in the last game against the Rockets.
Mike Conley has been red hot for Memphis in their last 3 games, including a 27 point, 12 assist performance in an overtime victory over the Warriors.
This was the second victory by Memphis over the favorite to win the NBA Title. Conley followed that game up with a 19 point, 9 assists, 2 turnover performance against Utah.
His ability to score and distribute, as well as lock down defense by one of the best units in the NBA, held Utah to only 79 points. They won’t keep Houston under 95, but Conley will continue to put up big numbers.
Zach Randolph has played heavy minutes in the Grizzlies last 2 games, and has a double double in each of them. If he contributes 25 minutes or more in this one I expect it to be 3 straight double doubles.
Houston’s 9 game winning streak has them sitting comfortably in the Western conference 3 seed. James Harden continues to play at an MVP level, and it’s safe to say this team has the ability to challenge the Warriors and Spurs in the West.
Harden has put up a triple double in two straight games against Eastern conference playoff contenders Toronto and Charlotte.
He had 40 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds against the Raptors then followed it up with 40 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists against the Hornets.
In the last meeting against the Grizzlies Harden had 16 points on only 6-13 shooting, to go along with 17 rebounds and a whopping 9 turnovers.
Tony Allen should guard Harden most of the night so he will shoot the ball poorly, but still get up good assist numbers.
Harden’s backcourt mate Patrick Beverley has not shot the ball in Houston’s last two wins. He is averaging a 26% field goal percentage and is just 2-11 from 3 point range in the last two games.
If he can’t find his scoring touch it will be an easy night for the Grizzlies perimeter defenders.
Trevor Ariza has 7 straight games with 10 or more points, and should make it 8 straight as he won’t the best Grizzly defenders guarding him.
NBA Betting Trends:
- MEM are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 Fri. games.
- Over is 7-3 in MEM last 10 overall.
- Over is 10-2 in HOU last 12 overall.
- HOU are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 Fri. games.
- Under is 8-2 in HOU last 10 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
- Under is 22-10 in the last 32 meetings in Houston.
Free Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction:
This will be a tough matchup for both teams.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Memphis ATS
I see the Grizzlies ending the Rockets win streak in a close win.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Memphis 101 – Houston 98
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