Grizzlies vs. Rockets Prediction

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets, 12/31/18 NBA Predictions & Odds

Can the Houston Rockets keep up their hot streak when they play host to the Memphis Grizzlies tonight at 7PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

567 Memphis Grizzlies vs. 568 Houston Rockets

Monday, December 31, 2018

7PM ET – Toyota Center

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Rockets are favored in this game, as they are getting odds of -5 points against the Grizzlies. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 200.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 61 percent going on the Rockets at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Grizzlies coming off loss

The Grizzlies are coming off a 112-103 loss at home to the Celtics. They have dropped six of their last eight games and are just 1-7 against the spread in those eight games. Memphis is 18-17 on the season, 8-10 on the road, 17-18 against the spread and 21-14 with the under.

Memphis has one of the league’s best defenses and one of the league’s worst offenses. The Grizzlies are putting up just 101.8 points per game on the season, while allowing just 102 per game on defense. Mike Conley is leading the team with 20.5 points and 6.5 assists per game while Marc Gasol is adding 16.2 points and 8.5 rebounds per contest.

Rockets staying hot

Houston is coming off a 108-104 win at New Orleans on Saturday for its fourth straight wins and ninth win in 10 games. They have covered the spread in their last four games as well. The Rockets are now 20-15 on the season, 12-5 at home, 17-17-1 against the spread and 19-16 with the over.

The Rockets are holding opponents to just 108.5 points per game while scoring 109.8 per game on offense. Already without Chris Paul due to his hamstring injury, Eric Gordon is also out tonight due to a knee injury. James Harden is leading the team this season with 33 points, 5.7 rebounds and 8.2 assists per game. Clint Capela is adding 16.9 points and 12.5 rebounds per game.

NBA Betting Trends

Memphis

The Grizzlies are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five when playing on 1 day of rest.

Houston

The Rockets are 7-0-1 against the spread in their last eight home games and 6-0-1 ATS in their last seven conference games.

Prediction:

The Rockets are really turning the corner right now and looking like the team we expected them to be. While they will be without some key players, Harden is playing at an MVP-level right now and the Houston offense has been too difficult for anyone to stop. Memphis has a good defense, but the Grizzlies don’t have the offensive weapons to keep pace with Houston tonight.

NBA Prediction: Houston Rockets -5

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