The Memphis Grizzlies will be on a back to back as they face a rested Houston Rockets team in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Houston is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The current point spread has the road team Memphis Grizzlies favored by -1 ½ points with an over under line of 197 points. When the odds opened up in this NBA game it was Memphis a -1 point favorite and the total was set at 197 points. We have seen a ½ point move on Memphis side and no movement on the total.
The teams met back on November 9th and it was Memphis with the 93-85 home win as a -7 point favorite. The game landed under 194 points. Trend: Memphis Grizzlies are 6-0 to the under in their past six games.
The Grizzlies head to Houston with a road record of 6-4. Their winning streak reached four games after a 92-82 home win against the Dallas Mavericks as a -10 ½ point favorite. The total landed under 189 points. It was another solid defensive effort from the number one defense in the league in the Grizzlies as they hold an opponent under 80 points in their fourth straight game. Memphis is the number one scoring defense in the NBA by allowing 89 points a game. It was another big game last night from Rudy Gay who scored 26 points in the win. A healthy Zach Randolph is having a nice season and pulled down 13 points and 17 points last night.
The Rockets are 10-5 on their home court. Houston carries a two game win streak as they host the Grizzlies. They defeat Philadelphia on Wednesday 125-103 as a -8 point favorite. Houston is second in the league in scoring with nearly 105 points a game. On defense they give up nearly 104 points a contest 29th in the NBA. They lack size down low which hurts them defensively and that could be an issue for the team with Gasol and Randolph in the paint for Memphis. James Harden leads the club with 25 points a game with 43% shooting. Jeremy Lin dishes six assists per game and has improved his shooting to 42% from the floor.