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NBA Betting Pick - Memphis Grizzlies -8.5 Point Underdogs vs Houston Rockets

Memphis pays a visit to Houston on Saturday, hoping to send the Rockets to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA betting action at Toyota Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Memphis Grizzlies betting line opened this morning as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 218.5 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rockets to win this game 116-105. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Houston Rockets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Rockets are 43-19 so far on the NBA season, and 35-27 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Memphis Grizzlies, meanwhile, are 36-26 and 32-30 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Houston go 32-29-1 and the Grizzlies go 31-30-1 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Memphis injuries news.

The Rockets - Grizzlies betting odds would favor the Rockets if the lines were set according to power rankings. Houston is rated No. 3 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Memphis Grizzlies sit at No. 9.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Houston's No. 2-ranked offense (115.15 PPG) against a Memphis Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 3 at 99.82 PPG. The Houston Rockets have averaged 46.34% from the field per game, more than the Memphis Grizzlies have managed so far this NBA season (43.45% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Memphis got 30 points from Mike Conley Jr. en route to a 104-100 loss against Dallas on Friday at American Airlines Center.

The Rockets grabbed a 122-103 win over the Clippers on Wednesday, behind a 26-point effort from James Harden at STAPLES Center.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Memphis's last 15 games
  • Memphis is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Memphis is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Memphis's last 10 games on the road
  • Houston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • Houston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Houston is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Memphis home to Brooklyn, Monday, March 6th
Houston at San Antonio, Monday, March 6th