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The division rival Memphis Grizzlies and Houston Rockets are set to renew hostilities on Friday when they meet at Toyota Center.

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.

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.

Memphis:
Team record: 53-25 SU, 43-33-2 ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games
is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 9 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 10 games on the road

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:
Team record: 44-34 SU, 40-37-1 ATS

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of last 10 games at home
is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

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

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