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Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies - 1/14/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Memphis Grizzlies at Houston Rockets
Date & Time Monday January 14, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Toyota Center
Houston, Texas
The Line
The Line: Houston Rockets -6.5 -- Over/Under: 204
TV Channel
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Houston Rockets meet Monday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.

The Memphis Grizzlies could use a big win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 101 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 102.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 20.2 points and 6.2 assists while Marc Gasol is averaging 15.7 points and 8.6 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and JaMychal Green is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.8 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have lost 10 of their last 13 road games.

The Houston Rockets look for a home victory after splitting their last six games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 111.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 109.4 points on 47.2 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 34.1 points and 8.7 assists while Clint Capela is averaging 17.6 points and 12.6 rebounds. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Austin Rivers is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won 10 of their last 11 home games.

The Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Rockets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 home games and 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Grizzlies are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Rockets last 6 home games. The under is 9-4 in Grizzlies last 13 overall.

The Houston Rockets have won six of their last eight meetings against the Memphis Grizzlies and five of those wins came by double digits. The Memphis Grizzlies aren't playing much defense at the moment and are being outscored by an average of 8.4 points in their last five games. The Houston Rockets are coming off a terrible loss last night to the Orlando Magic, but they've been a covering machine at home this season and have the up and down offensive style that usually destroys the Grizzlies. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Rockets at home.

Houston Rockets -6.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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