Rockets vs. Grizzlies Prediction
With Russell Westbrook sitting out tonight due to rest, the Houston Rockets travel to take on the host Memphis Grizzlies in the second night of a back-to-back. Can Houston bounce back from a lopsided loss last night to get a win here?
Monday, November 4, 2019
FedEx Forum at 8:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Rockets are a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 230 points. As of Monday afternoon, 68 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Houston. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Rockets embarrassed at Heat
Houston suffered a 129-100 defeat at Miami Sunday night to drop to 3-3 overall and 1-2 on the road. The Rockets trailed by as many as 41 points in the blowout loss. James Harden led Houston with 29 points on 6-of-14 shooting including 3-of-9 from 3-point distance plus 14-of-14 from the free throw line. Chris Clemons accounted for 16 points and three rebounds off the bench. Ben McLemore had 14 points in 21 minutes as a reserve. Russell Westbrook contributed 10 points, six assists and four boards. Danuel House Jr. added 10 points in 19 minutes off the bench.
Grizzlies fall to Suns
Memphis fell by a score of 114-105 at home Saturday night against Phoenix to drop to 1-4 overall and 1-2 at home. The Grizzlies led by two at halftime but were outscored 37-22 in the third quarter on their way to the loss. Ja Morant led Memphis with 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting including 2-of-3 from 3-point range plus 4-of-4 at the charity stripe. He also notched seven assists and three rebounds. Dillon Brooks accounted for 16 points and two rebounds. Jonas Valunciunas added 13 points, seven boards and two assists.
NBA Betting Trends
The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games. Houston is 0-7 ATS in its last seven games overall.
The Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall. Memphis is 5-1 ATS in its last six games versus the Southwest Division.
Houston was terrible last night and now will be without Westbrook, but this does come against a worse opponent. The Rockets also did not expend a ton of energy last night with the bench playing a lot of garbage minutes. I think Houston bounces back here against a Memphis squad that will take its fair share of lumps this season.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: BALTIMORE ORIOLES -120