Houston Rockets (13-14 ) vs Memphis Grizzlies (16-11)Date : 12/15/2018
Time : 8:00 PM ET
Location : FedEx Forum
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies will welcome the Rockets FedEx Forum to FedEx Forum as they are coming off a win against the Heat while the Rockets won against the Lakers. Game tips off at 8:00 PM ET.
Houston Rockets's Latest Performance :
The Rockets are looking like their own self after taking down the Lakers winning two games in a row. Leading the way was James Harden as he put up one of his patented monster triple-doubles during a 126-111 win over the Lakers on Thursday, scoring 50 points with 10 rebounds, 11 assists, two steals, six turnovers, and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes. He made 14-of-26 from the field and 18-of-19 from the line as he destroyed the Lakers to lead Houston to a 36-23 advantage in the fourth. Eric Gordon chipped in with 13 points in a starting role. He doesn’t fit well in the starting line-up as he should be sent back on to the bench where he is most effective playing as a six-man on the team. Clint Capela scored 16 points with 14 rebounds as he continues to play well. Danuel House made 5-of-8 from the field for 15 points with three rebounds he is taking advantage of the opportunity as he might be the missing piece that the Rockets are looking for. Going up against the Grizzlies the Rockets will have to shoot well from three to give them a chance to pick up their third win in a row.
Memphis Grizzlies's Latest Performance :
The Grizzlies were able to pick up their second win in a row against the Heat. The Memphis bigs prove to be too much for Miami. When the Grizzlies are healthy they are a very tough team to beat it is because of their stellar defense. The Grizzlies are always a player away to become a great team. The Grizzlies rely on Conley on their offense and when he doesn’t play the Grizzlies normally end up on the losing side. The Grizzlies will have to do a good job at defending the three when playing against the Rockets as Houston is starting to feel confident from behind the arc. Jackson Jr. is the X-factor on this Memphis team because no one expects him to develop so fast into the player that he is today. He is a stretch four and suitable for the modern NBA. Look for him to have a good game against the Rockets.
How Houston Rockets & Memphis Grizzlies Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Rockets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Against The Spread Selection: Houston Rockets
My reason for the pick :
The Rockets will be able to pick up their 3rd win in a row against the Grizzlies on the road. If the Grizzlies are playing without Conley in the lineup it should an easy win for the Rockets as Harden is currently in the zone so I expect him to follow up his huge game with similar numbers as the Rockets are trying to climb back into the Western Conference standings. Go with the Rockets in this game they have all the momentum.
Betting trends for Houston Rockets:
- Rockets are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games.
Betting trends for Memphis Grizzlies:
- Grizzlies are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.