Rockets vs. Grizzlies - 12/3/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (15-2) at Houston Rockets (13-4)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: TSOH, CSN Houston
The Memphis Grizzlies and Houston Rockets play Wednesday night at the Toyota Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies have won five straight games and have established themselves as one of the top teams in the league. On the season, the Grizzlies are averaging 100.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting and are allowing 92.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Marc Gasol leads Memphis with 20.1 points and 8.1 rebounds while Zach Randolph is averaging 16.3 points and 11.7 rebounds. Mike Conley is shooting 43.8 percent from the field and Courtney Lee is shooting 53.2 percent from beyond the arc. The Memphis Grizzlies continue to get the job done with their elite defense, as they’re holding teams to 42.4 percent shooting in their last five games and have won 10 of their last 12 games when holding a team under 100 points.
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The Houston Rockets have won four of their last five games and are just hoping to get healthy. On the season, the Rockets are averaging 97.5 points on 42.5 percent shooting and are allowing 92.8 points on 42.2 percent shooting. James Harden leads the Rockets with 25.2 points and 6.7 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 18.8 points and 11.3 rebounds. Howard remains doubtful with a knee injury. Terrence Jones is averaging 14 points per game and Trevor Ariza is shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc. The Houston Rockets are more than capable of hanging with any team in the league offensively, but it’s their defense that has been leading the way. The Rockets are allowing just 28.3 percent shooting from beyond the arc and are 11-2 this season when allowing less than 100 points.
The Grizzlies are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Rockets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Grizzlies are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Houston and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
While the Rockets are banged up, they're still capable of shooting lights out. Does Memphis have enough offense if the Rockets shots are falling? I'll take the points with the home team.