Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 3/14/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Grizzlies (39-27) at Houston Rockets (33-33)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -10.5 -- Over/Under: 209.5 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies invade the Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Monday.
The Grizzlies have won seven of their last 10 games but they'll be feeling disappointed after losing at Atlanta by 95-83 on Saturday. Lance Stephenson led the scoring with 18 points off the bench, Tony Allen added 15 points while Ray McCallum had 13 points, but with key players like Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol and Mike Conley all out with injuries, the Grizzlies just couldn't find enough points to keep pace with the Hawks. JaMychal Green and Matt Barnes each took on heavier workloads but combined for just 10 points on four of 26 shooting and that'll likely be the case until either Conley or Randolph return. With the loss, Memphis drops to 39-27 overall which is good enough for fifth place in the Western Conference.
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Meanwhile, the Rockets were gunning for a fourth straight win on Saturday, but fell to the streaking Hornets by 125-109. Corey Brewer had a great game of 21 points off the bench while Dwight Howard added 16 points, 13 rebounds and four assists, but James Harden just couldn't get it going as he shot just two of 14 from the field to finish with 12 points and 10 assists. Despite the shooting struggles from Harden, the Rockets were right in the game until the Hornets stole the game on a dominant 35-22 fourth quarter. With the loss, Houston falls to 33-33 overall which puts them in seventh place in the Western Conference standings.
In ATS trends, the Grizzlies are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a loss and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall, while the Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a loss of more than 10 points and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a winning record.
Head to head, the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings and the under is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in Houston.
The Grizzlies were really impressive in their run since losing Marc Gasol, but their injury list just got a little longer and it'll be tough to stay with the Rockets who really need to keep winning to move up the standings.