Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets - 1/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (19-19) at Memphis Grizzlies (21-18)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)
The Line: Memphis Grizzlies -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets travel to the FedEx Forum to battle the Memphis Grizzlies tonight.
The Grizzlies will be looking for a third straight win tonight after sneaking past the Celtics in a 101-98 win on Sunday. Zach Randolph led the team in scoring with 25 points off the bench, Mario Chalmers had 18 points and Tony Allen had 15 as the Grizzlies won despite falling behind by 34-16 after the first quarter. The Grizzlies shot just 37 percent from the field and they commited 21 turnovers, but they dominated the boards by 58-39 and connected on 35 of 40 free-throw attempts. With the hard-fought win, Memphis improved to 21-18 on the season and 13-6 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Rockets will be gunning for a fourth straight win after their thrilling 107-103 overtime win over the Pacers on Sunday. Trevor Ariza led the scoring with 24 points while Dwight Howard and James Harden added 21 points each as the Rockets rallied from a 12-point deficit midway through the fourth quarter to force overtime and steal the unlikely win. With the victory, Houston improves to 19-19 on the season and 12-9 at home.
In ATS trends, the Rockets are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four road games, while the Grizzlies are 6-0 ATS in their last six home games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall.
Head to head, the Rockets are 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings overall and 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Memphis.
Both teams are coming into this meeting fresh off inspiring wins so this one should be a close one, but the numbers are heavily in favor of the Grizzlies in this matchup, so I'm leaning towards the home team in a game that will probably go down to the wire.