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March 29, 8:00 PM | FedExForum

Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds

39-32TEAM RECORD47-24

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Memphis and Houston on Friday, with the host Grizzlies trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

Memphis will face the 39-32 Rockets, who own a 37-33-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Grizzlies are 30-40-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Rockets are 35-36 favoring the OVER.

View Houston vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Rockets before tip-off in this one found them as 5.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 196 at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Grizzlies sit at No. 8 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Rockets are at No. 10 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Grizzlies will win this game 104-102.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Memphis's No. 11-rated squad against Houston's No. 9-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Memphis rates No. 30 in the league with 4.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 10.6 per outing.

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.1 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

Houston was a 100-91 loser in its last match at home against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 191 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. James Harden scored 22 points in a failed effort to lead the Rockets to victory (they lost 100-91 to Indiana at Toyota Center on Wednesday).

The Grizzlies were a 108-101 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (209) made winners of OVER bettors. Memphis got 26 points from Mike Conley en route to a 108-101 loss against New York on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After playing Indiana are 8-2
After a loss are 9-1

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing New York are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Rockets at Grizzlies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
Houston is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Memphis
Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games on the road
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Memphis's last 7 games at home
Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Memphis is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
Houston home to LA Clippers, Saturday, March 30
Memphis at Minnesota, Saturday, March 30