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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets - 1/25/14

Houston Rockets (29-16) at Memphis Grizzlies (21-20)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 8:00 pm (FedExForum)

The Line: Memphis Grizzlies +1 -- Over/Under: 199 See the Latest Odds


The Houston Rockets will be looking for revenge tonight when they invade the FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies.

Chandler Parsons set an NBA record with 10 three pointers in a half to finish with 34 points, but it still wasn't enough to get the win as the Rockets fell short to the Grizzlies by 88-87 last night. James Harden set a career high with 13 assists but had a rough shooting night, making just two of 11 attempts to finish with 10 points while Dwight Howard had just 11 points, but that was nothing compared to Patrick Beverley who made just one of 11 from the field to finish with three points. 

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets - 1/25/14

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Meanwhile, Courtney Lee showed us that he is fitting in nicely with the Grizzlies, quietly leading the team with 19 points on just nine shot attempts compared to Zach Randolph who needed 17 attempts for his 15 points. Mike Conley wasn't too hot either with just 14 points and three assists, but this game was about how the Grizzlies were able to keep the Rockets to just 87 points despite a record performance from Parsons. If you take away Parsons' shooting, the Rockets shot just 35 percent from the field which is quite impressive considering they rank fourth in the league in scoring.

In ATS trends, the Rockets are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on no days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games, while the Grizzlies are 5-0 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.

Head to head, the Rockets are just 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings in Memphis and the Under is 4-0 in the last four meetings overall.

Both the Grizzlies and the Rockets have been in similar form lately, but you have to be impressed with the way the Grizzlies won in Houston last night. I'm expecting a much better showing from Harden and Howard and maybe less record breaking from Parsons, but it's hard to go against the Grizzlies at home in this one.

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