I was incorrect in my last NBA pick as the Thunder (-3) were defeated at New Orleans 112-104 last night. This evening I like the Grizzlies-Rockets match-up.
The Memphis Grizzlies have won 5 straight games and currently own the best record in the league at 15-2. They have held their opponents to under 100 points 13 times this season. The team is averaging 100.4 points per game, 16th in the league. They are giving up 92.4 points per game, 1st in the league. They are 7-2 on the road this season. They are 2-0 versus Southwest division opponents. Tonight is the final game of a 4 game road trip. The Houston Rockets have won 4 of their last 5 games. On Saturday they were victorious 117-103 at Milwaukee. They have held their opponents to under 100 points 13 times this season. The team is averaging 97.5 points per game, 21st in the league. They are giving up 92.8 points per game, 2nd in the league. They are 6-3 at home this season. They are 2-1 versus Southwest division opponents. Including tonight they play 2 of their next 3 games at home.
Memphis was victorious 119-93 at home in their first meeting with Houston this season. After tonight the teams play 2 more times this season.
Grizzlies vs Rockets Prediction
Battle of the top 2 scoring defenses tonight. The Rockets will be without Dwight Howard again and that will be a factor.
Take the Grizzlies -5