Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets, Friday, NBA Basketball Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Prediction

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24-17 January 13, 8:00 PM | Toyota Center 31-10

When: 8:00 PM ET, Friday, January 13, 2017
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: 8 p.m. ET, FSN Southeast (Memphis), ROOT (Houston)

Team Spread Money Line Total
Memphis Grizzlies +7.5 -110 +300 217.5 -110
Houston Rockets -7.5 -110 -360 217.5 -110

The fans at Toyota Center will be treated to a game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Houston Rockets when they take their seats on Friday.

ABOUT THE GRIZZLIES (24-17): Memphis point guard Mike Conley has the misfortune of trying to guard Westbrook and Harden in back-to-back games but is holding his own on the other end of the floor and finished with 22 points on Wednesday to score 20 or more for the fourth time in six games. Conley is beginning to get some scoring help on the wing from small forward Chandler Parsons, who played in his third straight game on Wednesday and scored a season-high 14 points. Parsons has played in only 15 games due to knee problems and remains on a minutes restriction but is 14-of-23 from the floor in the last three contests.

ABOUT THE ROCKETS (31-10): Houston owns the third-best record in the Western Conference at the midpoint of its season and was ready to brush aside the rare loss at Minnesota. “They just didn’t have the energy,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni told reporters after Wednesday’s setback. “Nights will be like that and the good thing about ending a streak is we can start another one. We’ll start with Memphis on Friday and try to get back there.” The Rockets own two winning streaks this season of at least nine games and have a chance to start another with games at struggling Brooklyn and Miami after finishing up with Memphis.

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Rockets listed as 7.5-point favorites versus the Grizzlies, while the game’s total is sitting at 217.5 according to MyBookie-White logo -70x40.

Only fatigue seems to slow James Harden and the Houston Rockets, who had a nine-game winning streak come to an end on the second night of a back-to-back at Minnesota on Wednesday. The Rockets will get a day off to get their legs back under them before returning home to host the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.

Harden is throwing up historic stat lines and became the fourth player in NBA history to post back-to-back 40-point triple-doubles in wins over Toronto and Charlotte before “slumping” to 33 points, 12 assists and six rebounds in the 119-105 loss at Minnesota. The 27-year-old logged 38 minutes against Charlotte on Tuesday and 39 against the Timberwolves, and the fatigue could be seen in his 2-of-11 effort from 3-point range in Minnesota. The Grizzlies just saw one MVP candidate point guard in Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook and did not do a great job defending him in a 103-95 loss at the Thunder on Wednesday. Westbrook posted a triple-double as Memphis fell to 10-10 on the road with losses in five of the last seven away from home.

Houston was a 119-105 loser in its last match on the road against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the -3-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 224 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Grizzlies were a 103-95 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Thunder. They failed to cover the +4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (198) made winners of UNDER bettors.

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Team record: 24-17 SU,21-20 ATS

Team record: 31-10 SU,26-15 ATS

Next up:
Memphis home to Chicago Sunday, January 15
Houston at Brooklyn Sunday, January 15

1. Grizzlies PF Deyonta Davis (foot) sat out the last 15 games but returned to practice on Tuesday and could be available Friday.

2. Rockets SG Eric Gordon (toe) sat out the last two games and is day-to-day.

3. Houston’s last loss prior to Wednesday was a 115-109 setback at Memphis on Dec. 23.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Memphis Grizzlies will cover the spread at +7.5 and the game will go over 217.5 points, according to scamdicappers
PREDICTION: Rockets 115, Grizzlies 108 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

99.2 PTS FOR 114.6
98.7 PTS AGNST 107.4
0.5 DIFF. 7.1
32.6 DEF REBOUNDS 33.5
10.6 OFF REBOUNDS 11.0
42.5 FG% 46.9
78.1 FT% 75.6
9.0 3 POINTERS 15.0
8.8 STEALS 8.0
No Injuries to report.
No Injuries to report.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Memphis’s last 10 games
Memphis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Memphis’s last 7 games on the road
Memphis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Memphis’s last 9 games when playing Houston
Memphis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Memphis’s last 16 games when playing on the road against Houston
Memphis is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games when playing on the road against Houston
Houston is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston’s last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games at home
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston’s last 9 games when playing Memphis
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Houston’s last 16 games when playing at home against Memphis
Houston is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Memphis
Memphis’s Overall Scoring vs Houston’s Overall Defense 99.2 25 107.4 24
Memphis’s Away Scoring vs Houston’s Home Defense 102.0 17 104.8 20
Memphis’s Road Rebounds vs Houston’s Home Rebounds Allowed 40.6 27 42.2 13
Houston’s Overall Scoring vs Memphis’s Overall Defense 114.6 2 98.7 3
Houston’s Home Scoring vs Memphis’s Road Defense 116.5 2 104.5 12
Houston’s Home Rebounds vs Memphis’s Road Rebounds Allowed 46.6 3 43.6 9
Memphis has the worst field goal percentage in the league with just 42.5.
Memphis has allowed the third fewest points in the league at 98.7 per game.
Memphis is second best in the league in field goal percentage against allowing 43.4.
Memphis gives up the lowest free throw percentage in the league allowing 73.5% per game.
Houston is the second highest scoring team in the league at 114.6 points per game.
Houston leads the league in three points made with 15.0 per game.
Memphis 42.5 43.4 -0.9
Houston 46.9 45.6 1.3
Memphis 10.6 32.6 43.2
Houston 11.0 33.5 44.5
Memphis 20.6 12.3 1.7
Houston 25.7 14.9 1.7

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