Houston Rockets at Memphis Grizzlies Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 12/25/2014
Friday, December 26, 2014 at 8:00 PM
FedExForum in Memphis
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The Houston Rockets, who are an impressive 10-2 on the road this season, will be visiting the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night. Houston and Memphis have already played each other twice this season, with both teams picking up a home win.
On Monday night, the Rockets snapped their two-game losing streak by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 110-95 in Houston. They made 13 three-pointers in that win and were able to force the Blazers into committing 22 turnovers.
So far this season, the Rockets have one of the best defenses in the NBA by allowing opponents to average just 96.3 points per game against them. Shooting guard James Harden is currently the league's top scorer by averaging 27 points per game. Center Dwight Howard has a solid 21.5 PER by averaging 19.3 points, 11.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.
The Grizzlies were able to get their offense going in their game against the Utah Jazz on Monday and lost 97-91 at home. They only turned the ball over four times in that loss, but they made just 44.2 percent of their shots.
Through 28 games, the Grizzlies have scored 102 points per game while giving up just 97 points per game. Marc Gasol has been one of the better centers in the Western Conference so far this year by averaging 19.9 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
Houston Rockets are 15-11-1 Against the Spread
Houston Rockets are 9-18-0 against the Over/Under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
Memphis Grizzlies are 14-14-0 Against the Spread
Memphis Grizzlies are 15-12-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/24/14 F Josh Smith Acquired "?" Friday vs. Memphis
12/20/14 G Francisco Garcia None has been released
11/15/14 F Terrence Jones Leg out indefinitely
12/25/14 G Beno Udrih Finger is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Houston
12/24/14 F Zach Randolph Knee "?" Friday vs Houston
12/23/14 G Tony Allen Eye "?" Friday vs Houston
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis
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