NBA Odds: Rockets vs. Grizzlies
Houston shocked the Lakers with a come-from-behind victory on NBA odds on Wednesday, and as a 5-point underdog against the Grizzlies they could be poised for another betting upset on Friday night.
Memphis lost to Atlanta 112-109 on the road Wednesday, but a return home could help them get back into the win column at Sportsbook.ag. They are 6-4 in their own barn, but with five straight losses to Houston it will be a game they won’t be taking for granted.
The Grizzlies got off to a slow start on NBA lines, but have gone 4-2 SU over a six-game stretch and hope that momentum can swing back their way after their most recent loss. Memphis trails Houston badly in the three-pointer department and in defensive rebounds, and must get better immediately if they expect to snap their long skid against the Rockets.
While Houston is off to a terrible 6-12 start SU, they are 8-10 versus NBA odds and have covered the spread in four of the five previous head-to-head matchups. If the injury-depleted Rockets want to pull off another upset on the betting lines, they will need to spread the ball around and get contributions from the bench.
The Rockets and the Grizzlies are not known for their defensive skills, with both surrendering well over 100 points per game. This one is shaping up to favour OVER bettors on the NBA lines, with the total set at 204.