Memphis Grizzlies (14-15) at Houston Rockets (11-20)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -1 -- Over/Under: 222 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Memphis Grizzlies pay a visit to the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center on Sunday night.
The Memphis Grizzlies have been in a bit of a rut lately as they’ve lost three of their last four games and they will be hoping to bounce back after getting routed by the Clippers in a 119-99 home loss on Friday. Jonas Valanciunas led the team with 22 points, 11 rebounds and three assists, Ja Morant added 20 points with five assists while De’Anthony Melton chipped in with 16 points off the bench. As a team, the Grizzlies shot just 40 percent from the field and nine of 28 from the 3-point line as they started strong with 30 points in the first quarter, before going ice-cold in the second quarter where they scored just 17 points to put them behind for the rest of the game as the Clippers shot 55 percent from the field and never relented.
Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets have been in a serious slump as they will be hoping to put an end to a 10-game skid after getting routed by the Raptors in a 122-111 road loss on Friday. Victor Oladipo led the team with 27 points, John Wall added 21 points with 12 assists while Eric Gordon chipped in with 17 points off the bench. As a team, the Rockets shot just 42 percent from the field and 16 of 47 from the 3-point line as they fell behind by eight points at halftime after allowing 37 points in the second quarter, before falling behind by as many as 23 points in the third quarter where they scored just 21 points.
Looking at the betting trends, the Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against a team below .400. The Rockets are 0-4 ATS in their last four home games, 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games against a team with a losing record and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Head to head, the under is 27-13 in the last 40 meetings in Houston, the Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Houston and the Grizzlies are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
Grayson Allen has been ruled out for Sunday due to concussion, while Victor Oladipo has been ruled out due to a right quad injury, so both teams will be shorthanded here. The Grizzlies looked to be back in form before getting routed by the Clippers on Friday, while the Rockets have been the coldest team in the league for a while now. You couldn’t bet on either team with much confidence right now, but there’s certainly more to like about the Grizzlies in this spot, especially as underdogs.