Rockets at Grizzlies 12/15/18 - NBA Picks & Predictions
Southwest Division rivals will clash on Saturday night, when the Houston Rockets visit the Memphis Grizzlies.
Houston has won consecutive games and is looking to get themselves back in the Western Conference conversation. On Thursday, the Rockets flashed their potential during a 126-111 home victory versus the Lakers. Houston outscored Los Angeles by 13 points over the final quarter and shot 49 percent overall.
Reigning MVP James Harden poured in a game high 50 points to go along with 11 assists and ten rebounds. Clint Capela chipped in 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Rockets.
The Memphis Grizzlies have won nine of their first 14 home games to start the season and have been a pleasant surprise in the Western Conference. Last night, Memphis missed an opportunity to move up in the standings during a 100-97 home loss versus Miami. The Grizzlies were dominated on the glass by a 50-34 margin and shot 42 percent from the floor.
Mike Conley led all scorers with 22 points on 7-for-15 shooting and dished out eight assists. Marc Gasol contributed 14 points and seven rebounds for the Grizzlies.
Houston G Eric Gordon is dealing with a sore left knee and is listed as questionable for this matchup. The Grizzlies rank fourth in defensive efficiency, while the Rockets rank 26th in that category. Take Memphis to bounce back with a home victory. Final Score Prediction, Memphis Grizzlies win and cover ATS 104-98.