Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 2/26/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Memphis Grizzlies (28-29) at Houston Rockets (37-20)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -10 -- Over/Under:
TV: FSSE, ATSW, ESPN
The Memphis Grizzlies and Houston Rockets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.
The Memphis Grizzlies need a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 112.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 114.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 17.6 points and 6.8 assists while Jaren Jackson Jr. is averaging 16.9 points and 4.7 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 10.5 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Houston Rockets look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 15 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 118.6 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 114.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 35.3 points and 7.4 assists while Russell Westbrook is averaging 27.2 points and 7.2 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Covington is grabbing seven rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won six of their last seven home games.
The Grizzlies are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog. The Rockets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. The under is 4-1 in Grizzlies last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Rockets last 7 overall. The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Houston and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Memphis Grizzlies are riding a three-game losing streak and are fresh off getting blasted by the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday. While there's still time to turn things around, you have to question if the Grizzlies are a young team starting to run out of gas the same way the Sacramento Kings did last season. The Houston Rockets are on fire since going to small ball lineup, and they've won their last five games by an average of 12.2 points while shooting 48.3 percent from the field and 38.4 percent from deep. I have no choice but to eat the big number with the Rockets at home.