Rockets at Grizzlies - 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 and Memphis Grizzlies square off Tuesday night at the FedExForum.
The Houston Rockets look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 103.9 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 28.1 points and 6.7 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 14.1 points and 11.9 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Marcus Thornton is dishing 1.3 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.8 turnovers per game. The Houston Rockets have lost six of their last nine road games. Donatas Motiejunas is questionable with a back injury.
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The Memphis Grizzlies look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 96 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 98.5 points on 48.7 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 15.7 points and 7.4 rebounds while Zach Randolph is averaging 14.3 points and 8.3 rebounds. Mario Chalmers is dishing 3.2 assists and Jeff Green is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.3 turnovers per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won six straight home games. Courtney Lee and Mike Conley are questionable.
The Rockets are 35-17 ATS in their last 52 Tuesday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Grizzlies are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win. The Rockets are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Memphis and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Grizzlies are playing some of their best basketball of the season right now and have won six straight at home. The Rockets continue to be the Rockets, you're never sure what you're going to get. In a toss-up game, I'm siding with the hot home team.