Rockets vs. Grizzlies Prediction
Fresh off their loss to the Warriors, will the Rockets lose back-to-back games when they visit the Grizzlies at 8:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Grizzlies opened as a 3.5-point underdog versus the Rockets but the line has been bet down to a pick'em. As for the total, the number hit the board at 217.5 and has been bet down to 215.5.
The Warriors routed the Rockets 125-108 on Friday night, as James Harden scored 17 points with seven rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and seven turnovers. Sam Dekker scored 17 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes in the loss.
Zach Randolph scored 20 points with 10 rebounds in Friday's win over the Kings, finishing 7-of-14 from the field with a pair of assists in 24 minutes. Marc Gasol paced the team with 28 minutes in 33 minutes, shooting 9-of-19 from the field and a perfect 7-of-7 from the free-throw line. He added nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and three triples in 33 minutes.
OUR PREDICTION: The Rockets have been one of the best bets in the NBA this season when coming off a loss. They're a near-perfect 11-1 against the spread coming off defeat, winning by an average margin of 13.8 points. Houston is also 9-3 against the spread in its last 12 games playing on no rest and is 17-6 against the number in its last 23 road games.
SATURDAY NBA PREDICTION: HOUSTON ROCKETS PK