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Offense The Hallmark Of Rockets Winning Streak

It is not much of a shock but it has been all offense, all the time for the Houston Rockets during their current winning streak. The Rockets have won four-straight while averaging 123 points per game, which has led to the OVER going a perfect 4-0 in that span as well. Can the Rockets keep that going against the defensive juggernaut that is the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday?

Shark Bites
  • The Grizzlies are 11-34 SU in their last 45 games on the road against the Rockets.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the Grizzlies' last 5 games against the Rockets.
  • The Rockets are 6-17 ATS in their last 23 games at home against teams with winning records.

First, the Grizzlies will need to stop James Harden who is coming off a historic performance. Harden became just the sixth player ever – and the first since Michael Jordan in 1988-89 – to rack up 35 points, 10 assists, 10 rebounds and five steals in a single game. Of course, dealing with Clint Capela will not be an easy feat either, as the center is averaging 12.5 points and 11.2 rebounds with four double-doubles in the past six.

The Grizzlies are on a bit of a skid going 2-3 in their past five, as their offense has sputtered. The Grizz are averaging 102.2 points per game while shooting 43.8% from the field in their past five outings. That being said, the Grizzlies already have to victories over the Rockets this season both of which saw Memphis hold Houston to 90 or fewer points.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Memphis Grizzlies betting line opened this morning as 7-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 207 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 108-105 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.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Houston Rockets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Houston battles the Memphis Grizzlies, currently with a 7-4 mark (6-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 6-6 for the Houston Rockets and 3-7-1 for the Memphis Grizzlies. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Memphis injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 8-rated Houston Rockets and the No. 15-rated Grizzlies in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Houston's No. 5-ranked offense averaging 110.5 PPG, against a Memphis Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 2 at 98 PPG. The Houston Rockets field goal percentage has averaged 45.77% so far, more than the Memphis Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 44.36% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Grizzlies got 21 points from Tyreke Evans as Memphis ran past Portland 98-97 on Tuesday at Moda Center.

Cleveland was victimized by James Harden for 35 points as the Rockets defeated the Cavaliers 117-113 in NBA action on Thursday.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis's last 9 games
  • Memphis is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Memphis is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Memphis's last 16 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games at home
  • Houston is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Memphis at Milwaukee, Monday, November 13th
Houston at Indiana, Sunday, November 12th