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April 12, 8:00 PM | Toyota Center

Memphis Grizzlies vs Houston Rockets Odds

53-25TEAM RECORD44-34

The Grizzlies will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Rockets in Houston at Toyota Center on Friday in NBA action.

The Rockets sit at 44-34 (40-37-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Grizzlies are currently 53-25 (43-33-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Houston is 39-39 OU, and Memphis is 32-45-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rockets - Grizzlies odds would favor the Grizzlies if the lines were set according to power ranks. Houston is rated No. 10 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Grizzlies sit at No. 8. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 104-102 win for the Rockets.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 1-ranked offense (106.2 PPG) against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 1 at 89.5 PPG. The Rockets have averaged 46.2% from the field per game, more than the Grizzlies have managed so far this season (44.6% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Grizzlies own the league's No. 2-rated mark, allowing 91.8 points per game when playing on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring on their home court.

In their last action, Memphis was a 94-75 winner at home against the Bobcats. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (169) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Memphis earned a 94-75 victory over Charlotte on Tuesday, getting 20 points from Mike Conley at FedExForum.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 101-98 winner as they battled the Suns at home. The Rockets failed to cover in the match as a 14.5-point favorite, while 199 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Phoenix was victimized by James Harden for 33 points as the Rockets defeated the Suns 101-98 in NBA action on Tuesday.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Sacramento are 7-3
After playing Phoenix are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Grizzlies at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games
Memphis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Memphis's last 9 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Memphis's last 10 games on the road
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston's last 10 games at home
Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Memphis home to LA Clippers, Saturday, April 13
Houston home to Sacramento, Sunday, April 14