Rockets at Grizzlies 3/20/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions
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Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies
NBA: 8:00 PM EST
Mar. 20, 2019
Latest Odds : HOU -4.5 Total 217
The Houston Rockets will play the second half of a back-to-back on Wednesday when they visit the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis, Tennessee, after playing the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.
The Rockets defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday 117-102 in their most recent outing. Chris Paul led the Rockets with 25 points and 10 assists. James Harden scored 20 points but played with a strained neck.
Memphis looks to snap a two-game losing streak when it hosts the Rockets. Memphis lost its second straight on Saturday after falling to the Washington Wizards 135-128. Mike Conley led the Grizzlies in the loss with 28 points and 12 assists, while Jonas Valanciunas chipped in with 22 points.
James Harden leads the Rockets in scoring with an average of 35.9 points per game. Clint Capela is the leading rebounder with an average of 12.5 rebounds per game. Chris Paul leads the Rockets in assists with an average of 8.2 per game. Houston is shooting 44.7% from the field and 34.8% from 3-point territory.
Mike Conley leads the Grizzlies in scoring and assists with averages of 20.7 points and 6.4 assists per game. Jonas Valanciunas is the leading rebounder for the Grizzlies with an average of 8.0 per game. Memphis is shooting 45.1% from the field and 33.8% from three-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Houston is 3-1-1 ATS in its last 5 on the road
The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the Rockets last 8
Memphis is 5-2 ATS in its last 7
The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Grizzlies last 5
Free Betting Pick: Memphis Grizzlies +4.5
While Houston has dominated this matchup, Memphis is playing much better basketball with a new looking lineup. The Grizzlies have covered 9 of the last 11 at home and 5 of the last 7 overall. The Rockets have failed to cover 5 of the last 7 versus Western Conference opponents and 6 of the last 7 on Wednesday. Final Score Prediction, Houston Rockets win but fail to cover ATS 111-108.