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Memphis Grizzlies vs Houston Rockets Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

The Memphis Grizzlies will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when the Houston Rockets tip off at FedExForum on Friday in NBA play.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Houston Rockets listed as -3.5-point favorites earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 207 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 109-100 result in favor of the Rockets. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Memphis Grizzlies are 19-12 so far on the NBA season, and 16-15 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Houston Rockets, meanwhile, are 22-8 and 20-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Memphis go 13-18 and the Rockets go 15-15 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Memphis vs Houston injuries news.

This game pits the Memphis Grizzlies, currently No. 6 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Houston Rockets, who rate No. 2 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Memphis's No. 29-ranked offense (96.84 PPG) against a Houston Rockets defense that ranks No. 20 at 105.83 PPG. The Memphis Grizzlies have averaged 41.43% from the field per game, less than the Houston Rockets have managed so far this NBA season (46.68% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Phoenix was victimized for 27 points and 14 assists by James Harden as the Rockets defeated the Suns 125-111 in NBA action on Wednesday.

Marc Gasol went off for 38 points and added 5 rebounds leading Memphis to a 98-86 win over Detroit on Wednesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 15-6 ATS in its last 21 games
  • Houston is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
  • Houston is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Memphis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Memphis is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
  • Memphis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Memphis's last 9 games

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Phoenix, Monday, December 26th
Memphis at Orlando, Monday, December 26th