In this all-Western showdown between two teams sitting on opposite sides of the conference table, the second-worse Memphis Grizzlies (28-42), looking to end their current small losing streak, are hosting the third and red-hot Houston Rockets (45-26), who on the other hand have lost only once in their last thirteen games.

Date/Time: 03-20-2019, 20:00 EDT

Spread: Memphis Grizzlies +5

Total: +216.5

Memphis Grizzlies have a 28-42 record (32-38 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the second to last place of the West. They have back-to-back losses and in their last gaem they lost on the road against the Wizards with a 128-135 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Mike Conley with 20.7 ppg, adding a team high 6.4 dimes per game. He is followed by Jonas Valanciunas with 17.9 ppg and a team high 8 boards per game.

Houston Rockets have a 45-26 record (33-36-2 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the third place of the West. They have won 12 of their last 13 matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Hawks with a 121-105 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by James Harden with 35.8 ppg, adding 6.4 boards and 7.7 dimes per game. He is followed by Clint Capela with 16.9 ppg and a team high 12.5 boards per game.

Rockets lead the Grizzlies 3-0 wins so far this season having won the previous road game with a 97-105 score. Grizzlies have a 18-17 home record, while the Rockets are 19-16 on the road. Rockets are better offensively, scoring 113 ppg to Grizzlies’ 102.1, while Grizzlies are better defensively, allowing 104.6 ppg to Rockets’ 109.8. Grizzlies have a better field goal percentage (45.1% to 44.8%), while Rockets have a better 3-point percentage (34.9% to 33.8%). Grizzlies are better in dimes made (23.8 to 21.1), while Rockets are better both in turnovers committed (12.9 to 13.3) and in boards grabbed (41.5 to 40.9). Rockets are the absolute favorite and Vegas odds give them a -5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road victory.

Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction: Houston Rockets -5 (-107)

 

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    My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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