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NBA odds preview - Grizzlies vs. Rockets

Memphis GrizzliesHouston Rockets
Feb 20, 8:00 PM | Toyota Center

Memphis Grizzlies vs Houston Rockets Odds

18-14TEAM RECORD18-14

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

Houston will face the 18-14 Grizzlies, who own a 15-17 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Rockets are 11-21 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Grizzlies are 14-18 favoring the OVER.

View Memphis vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 189 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Rockets at No. 13 and the Grizzlies at No. 14 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-96 result in favor of the Rockets.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 97.7 PPG, against a Grizzlies defense that ranks No. 10 at 92.5 PPG. The Rockets field goal percentage has averaged 45.1% so far, more than the Grizzlies shooters have achieved on the year, 44.4% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Grizzlies own the league's No. 5-rated mark, allowing 92.3 points per game when on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in home scoring.

The Grizzlies were a 104-103 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (207) made winners of OVER bettors. The Grizzlies grabbed a 104-103 win over the Warriors on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Rudy Gay at FedExForum.

Houston won its last outing, a 101-85 result against the Jazz on February 19. The Rockets covered in that game as a 6-point favorite, while the 186 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Houston got 32 points from Kyle Lowry en route to a 101-85 victory over Utah on Sunday at Toyota Center.

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Golden State are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Utah are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Grizzlies at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
Memphis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Memphis's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Memphis home to Philadelphia, Tuesday, February 21
Houston home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, February 22

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