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Grizzlies vs Rockets Preview

Houston RocketsMemphis Grizzlies
9-5November 25, 2013, 08:00 | FedExForum7-6

The Grizzlies will be trying to slam the Rockets on Monday when the teams tip off at FedExForum in NBA betting action.

Memphis battles the Rockets, currently with a 9-5 mark (7-5-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 7-6 for the Grizzlies and 8-6 for the Rockets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Grizzlies in this one, they were listed earlier as 1.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 195.5 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 17-rated Grizzlies and the No. 14-rated Rockets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 98-92 win for the Rockets on Monday.

The Rockets were a 112-101 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Timberwolves. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (213) made winners of UNDER bettors. Minnesota was scorched by Aaron Brooks for 26 points as the Rockets defated the Timberwolves 112-101 in NBA action on Saturday.

Last time out for Memphis, they were a 102-86 loser as they battled the Spurs at home. The Grizzlies failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 188 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Grizzlies wasted a 28-point performance from Mike Conley as San Antonio ran past them 102-86 on Friday at FedExForum.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Rockets rank No. 3 in the league with 46.79 per game. That compares with Memphis’s No. 17 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Memphis is the NBA’s No. 30-ranked team at 4.38 per game, while the Rockets rate No. 4 with 9.57 per contest.

Next up:
Houston home to Atlanta, Wednesday, November 27th
Memphis at Boston, Wednesday, November 27th