Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies prediction & preview 13.01.17
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The Memphis Grizzlies will try and accomplishment up the aboriginal bisected of their approved analysis agenda with a achievement over the Southwest Analysis battling Houston Rockets this Friday night at the Toyota Center.
The Grizzlies are seven amateur aloft .500 all-embracing and are 7.5 amateur abaft San Antonio for the analysis lead. On Wednesday, Memphis came abroad on the amiss end of a 103-95 alley accident at Oklahoma City. The Grizzlies were out-rebounded by seven and attempt just 41 percent on the evening.
Mike Conley denticulate a aggregation top 22 credibility but bare 20 acreage ambition attempts to get there. Zach Randolph added 14 credibility and nine rebounds in a accident accomplishment for the Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies are advancing off a black 95-92 accident to New Orleans this accomplished Monday as 7.5 home favorites. The accident airtight a five-game erect acceptable band and abandoned their all-embracing almanac aback to an even 20-20 SU on the year. Memphis has now bootless to awning in its endure three amateur afterwards traveling on a assisting 7-0 run adjoin the advance in its antecedent seven outings. The net aftereffect is a 17-22-1 almanac ATS with an 8-7-1 almanac ATS on the road. The absolute has backward UNDER in its endure four games.
Memphis will never be abashed with some of the added almighty scoring teams in the NBA with just 95.9 credibility a game, but its signature aegis continues to rank abreast the top of the alliance by captivation opposing teams to an boilerplate of 96.6 credibility on the added end of the court. Mike Conley is the team’s arch scorer with 18.1 credibility as allotment of a accumulation of 5 altered players scoring in bifold figures. Zach Randolph is chipping in 17.1 credibility while affairs down a team-high 10.6 rebounds and Conley aswell leads the way in assists with 6.3 a game.
Looking at the action trends, the Grizzlies are 13-5 ATS in their endure 18 amateur adjoin the Western Conference, 2-5 ATS in their endure seven alley amateur and 5-0 ATS in their endure 5 amateur arena on one canicule rest. Meanwhile, the Rockets are 9-0 ATS in their endure nine amateur afterward a loss, 16-5 ATS in their endure 21 amateur played on one canicule blow and 16-6 ATS in their endure 22 adjoin the Western Conference.
Head to head, the over is 7-2 in the endure nine affairs and the Under is 22-10 in the endure 32 affairs in Houston. The alley aggregation is 5-2 ATS in the endure seven affairs and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the endure 5 meetings.
The Grizzlies will be acquisitive to absolve for their accident to the Thunder but I’m afraid with the Rockets at home as they were actually rolling through opponents afore their discharge adjoin the Timberwolves. This one should be a abutting challenge but I like the Rockets to cull abroad backward and get the win and awning at home breadth they’ve won their endure six straight.
The Houston Rockets had their nine-game best run airtight on Wednesday with a 119-105 accident to the Minnesota Timberwolves. It was a black defeat for the Rockets who absent for the aboriginal time this analysis to a aggregation with a accident record. With that loss, Houston fell on the additional night of a back-to-back for the aboriginal time in 10 occurrences.
The Rockets struggled to acquisition their abhorrent accent in that abortion as they connected to absence the casework of sixth man Eric Gordon. He has been a adumbration for Houston this season, averaging 17.8 credibility and 2.9 assists per bold off the bench. With Gordon still ambiguous for tonight’s affray adjoin Memphis with a sprained larboard big toe, the onus is on James Harden to backpack the abhorrent amount already afresh for the Rockets. He has been a basic cog in Houston’s success this season, arch the aggregation not abandoned in credibility (28.6 PPG) but aswell in rebounds (8.3 RPG) and assists (11.8 APG) as well.
He can’t do it all alone, though, and he needs the added Houston players to footfall up their play as well. One guy who’s accepted to accord tonight is Ryan Anderson. He exploded for a season-high 31 credibility adjoin Memphis in their aboriginal affair this season. Anderson attempt 10-of-18 from the acreage in that contest, traveling 8-of-14 from above the three-point area.
The Rockets are 9-1 SU and 5-5 ATS in their endure 10 home games.