Memphis Grizzlies (7-4) at Houston Rockets (9-3)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -7 -- Over/Under: 207 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies and Houston Rockets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies look for a big road victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 101.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 98 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Marc Gasol is averaging 19.5 points and 8.9 rebounds while Mike Conley is averaging 18.6 points and 4.2 assists. Tyreke Evans is the third double-digit scorer and James Ennis III is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.8 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won three of their last five road games.
The Houston Rockets look to keep the ball rolling while building on their four-game winning streak. The Houston Rockets are averaging 110.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 104.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 29.9 points and 10 assists while Eric Gordon is averaging 22.8 points and three assists. Clint Capela is the third double-digit scorer and Ryan Anderson is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won three of their last five home games.
The Grizzlies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The Rockets are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 24-11 in the last 35 meetings in Houston and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
I'm tired of laying chalk with the Houston Rockets only for them to go through a drought with their three-point shooting and blow a cover. However, I'm not confident the Grizzlies have the offensive firepower to hang around in this game, even if Memphis has won five of the last six games against Houston. Combined, these two teams are averaging 212 points per game, and the Rockets are averaging nearly 220 points in their last five games. I'll take the over in this spot.