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Grizzlies vs. Rockets Pick

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HOUSTON, TX (ATS Consultants) – The Grizzlies visit the Toyota Center in Houston on Friday night to face the Rockets at 8PM ET.

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ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have the Rockets as the favorite at home, as Houston has odds of -2.5 points against the Grizzlies, while the over/under total for the game has been set at 195 points. Houston is 44-34 overall and 28-11 at home while Memphis is 53-25 overall and 22-17 on the road.

LINE MOVEMENT: Some sportsbooks opened this game with Houston favored by 2 points. The spread never got lower than that, and it hit a peak of 3 points before closing at the Rockets -2.5. The over/under total opened at 193 points, which was its low. The total is currently at its peak of 195 points.

PUBLIC BETTING: Currently, the Rockets are getting 53% of the public wagers in this game with the -2.5-point spread against the Grizzlies on Friday night. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers

NBA FREE PICK: Take Memphis. According to the latest NBA trends, Memphis is 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 Friday games. Houston is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest.

In the last meeting (3/29/13), Memphis (-4.5) over Houston, 103-94. Memphis (53-25 SU, 43-33-2 ATS, 30-47-1 O/U) is coming off a 94-75 win over Charlotte, giving 13.5 on Tuesday. Houston (44-34 SU, 40-37-1 ATS, 39-39 O/U) is coming off a 101-98 win over Phoenix on Tuesday, giving 14.5. Memphis beat Houston on March 29 by nine, as guard Tony Allen and company held star guard James Harden to just seven points on 3-of-9 shooting. The Grizzlies are trying to push for home-court advantage in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. Memphis is 20-7 since the All-Star break because they are finally healthy. They have a great inside combination of Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol. SF Tayshaun Prince has been a very good addition to both ends of the floor and Mike Conley has become much more of an offensive weapon.

2013 NBA FREE PICK: MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES +2.5

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