Memphis Grizzlies (19-13 ) vs Houston Rockets (25-17)Date : 01/14/2019
Time : 8:00 PM ET
Location : Toyota Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Memphis Grizzlies vs Houston Rockets
The Rockets will welcome the Grizzlies to Toyota Center they are coming off a win against the Magic while the Grizzlies lost to the Heat in their last game. Game tips off at 8:00 PM ET.
Memphis Grizzlies 's Latest Performance :
The Grizzlies are coming off a tough loss against the Heat in this game. The Grizzlies are now 3-7 in their last 10 games, it is pretty surprising to see that this is the exact same team that was on top of the Western Conference before the New Years and now they have the second-worst record in the West. Mike Conley scored a team-high 22 points with two rebounds, seven assists, three steals, and three 3 pointers. JaMychal Green matched his season-high 24 points he did this with Jaren Jackson Jr. avoiding foul trouble, too. The Grizzlies will be without Anderson he suffered from a left ankle sprain he is questionable to play against Houston on Monday. It will be a challenge for the Grizzlies to go up against the Rockets who have been playing really well at home. Memphis are hoping they can use their size to their advantage when heading to Houston on Monday.
Houston Rockets's Latest Performance :
The Rockets has been on a tear lately after a slow start to the season. They are 15-6 when playing at home this season. People started to have doubts when Chris Paul went down with yet another injury however James Harden came through big time for Houston as he went on a scoring tear putting up 40 points on a nightly basis. He’s scored 40+ in seven of his last 10 games and has more 40-point triple-doubles than the rest of the league combined. The reigning MVP is in rare form right now and is showing no signs of slowing down. Marquese Chriss will be getting more playing time after he played a solid game against the Magic as he is starting to find his way back into the rotation. The Houston offense at this point is predictable it is so hard to stop Harden one on one this is the reason is why the Rockets have recovered from the slow start Harden has put this team on his back and in order to stop the Rockets teams will have to find ways to slow him down.
How Memphis Grizzlies & Houston Rockets Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Rockets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
Grizzlies are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
Against The Spread Selection: Houston Rockets
My reason for the pick :
The Rockets will pick up the win at home over the Grizzlies as Harden will lead the team in scoring yet again. It is hard for any team to stop Harden considering how well he is playing at the moment. For the Grizzlies the schedule is not on their favor as they have tough games coming up including at home against the Bucks and away against the Celtics and Raptors. Go with Houston in this game.
Betting trends for Memphis Grizzlies :
- Grizzlies are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Betting trends for Houston Rockets:
- Rockets are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.