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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets - 1/14/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

Houston Rockets at Memphis Grizzlies
Date & Time Tuesday January 14, 2020, 8:00 PM (EST)
Memphis, TN
The Line
HOU -4.5 . Total 238.0
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The Houston Rockets are on the road for a matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies.  The Rockets are (26-12), coming off a 139-109 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.  The Grizzlies are (18-22), after knocking off the Golden State Warriors, 122-102.

In the Rockets win over the Timberwolves, Houston was led on offense by James Harden.  Harden was 8 of 17 from the floor, hitting 10 foul shots, registering 32 points.  The Rockets shot 52% from the floor and 40% from 3-point range.  Houston out rebounded Minnesota, 65 to 58.  Houston led by 2 points after the 1st quarter, but pulled away to a convincing win.  

In the Grizzlies win over the Warriors, Memphis was guided throughout the game by Jonas Valanciunas.  Valanciunas was 13 of 17 from the floor, making 4 foul shots, finishing with 31 points and 19 rebounds.  The Grizzlies shot 45% from the floor and 31% from 3-point range.  The Grizzlies held the Warriors to just 38% from the floor.   Memphis led by 1 point at the half, but used a monster 3rd quarter to pull away. 

Recent Betting Trends:

Rockets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against Memphis.

Rockets are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.

The over is 4-1 in Rockets last 5 games.

Grizzlies are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.

Grizzlies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games this season. 

The over is 12-4 in Grizzlies last 16 games.

The Rockets are 12-8 on the road, while the Grizzlies are 10-12 at home.  Houston has the best scoring offense in the league, while, the Grizzlies have the 27th ranked scoring defense.  The Grizzlies have won 5 in a row, but I see that win streak coming to an end, due to the Rockets high powered offense, going up against a generous defense.  Final score prediction, Rockets will win and cover, 118-111. 

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