Rockets vs. Grizzlies - 3/4/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (42-16) at Houston Rockets (41-19)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -3 -- Over/Under: 197 See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, ROOT
The Memphis Grizzlies and Houston Rockets meet Wednesday at the Toyota Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win after losing three of their last four games. On the season, the Grizzlies are averaging 99.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting and are allowing 95.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 18.2 points and eight rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 16.5 points and 5.3 assists. Zach Randolph is grabbing 11.7 rebounds and Jeff Green is shooting 40.2 percent from the field. The Memphis Grizzlies are coming off a loss to the Utah Jazz in which they shot just 40.2 percent from the field. The Grizzlies need a statement win here to help break out of their funk. Beno Udrih and Randolph are questionable for this game with an illness.
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The Houston Rockets look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. On the season, the Rockets are averaging 103.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting and are allowing 99.7 points on 44 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 27.1 points and 6.9 assists while Trevor Ariza is averaging 12.6 points and 5.4 rebounds. Terrence Jones is grabbing 6.7 rebounds and Josh Smith is shooting 44.2 percent from the field. The Houston Rockets blew an 18-point lead to lose to the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday. The Rockets are expected to have Harden back in the lineup as they look for their sixth straight home victory. The Rockets are 23-8 SU on their home court this season.
The Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 Wednesday games. The Rockets are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 Wednesday games and 12-3 ATS in their last 15 home games. The Grizzlies are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Houston and the home team is 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings.
The Grizzlies are in a funk, which makes them tough to back at the moment. The Rockets nearly handled the best team in the East without their top player. I'll take Houston at home for the small chalk.