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Rockets visit Grizzlies in NBA clash

Houston RocketsMemphis Grizzlies
Dec 30, 8:00 PM | FedExForum

Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies Odds


The Grizzlies will try to cover the spread at FedExForum on Friday when they get a visit from the Rockets in basketball action.

The Grizzlies sport records of 0-2 and 0-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Rockets sit at 1-1 and 1-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-1 for the Grizzlies and 1-1 for the Rockets.

View Houston vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Grizzlies installed as 5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 194.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Grizzlies at No. 13 and the Rockets at No. 10 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 100-87 result in favor of the Rockets.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Memphis's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 88.5 PPG, against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 10 at 94.5 PPG. The Grizzlies field goal percentage has averaged 42.5% so far, less than the Rockets shooters have achieved on the year, 47.3% per game.

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 104 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.

Houston won its last outing, a 105-85 result against the Spurs on December 29. The Rockets covered in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 190 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The battle between the Rockets and Spurs didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as San Antonio was handed a 105-85 defeat on Thursday at Toyota Center.

The Grizzlies were a 98-95 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as favorites, while the total score (193) made winners of OVER bettors. Zach Randolph scored 24 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 98-95 against Oklahoma City in NBA action at FedExForum.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Memphis Grizzlies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Rockets at Grizzlies trends to consider:
Houston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 6 games when playing at home against Houston
Memphis is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Memphis's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to Atlanta, Saturday, December 31
Memphis at Chicago, Sunday, January 1