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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Thursday when the Memphis Grizzlies and the Houston Rockets meet at Toyota Center.

The Grizzlies were a 104-94 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Jazz. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (198) made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, Houston was a 111-98 winner on the road against the Spurs. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (209) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Memphis:
Team record: 12-15 SU, 8-18-1 ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of last 10 games when playing on the road against Houston
is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games when playing Houston
is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games when playing Houston

When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Denver are 5-5
After playing Utah are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Houston:
Team record: 19-11 SU, 16-12-2 ATS

is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Memphis
is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of last 10 games when playing at home against Memphis
is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games

When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing New Orleans are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Next up:
Memphis home to Denver, Saturday, December 28
Houston home to New Orleans, Saturday, December 28