Friday, November 20, 2015
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The Houston Rockets travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, November 20, 2015. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 201.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 5-7 and a road record of 2-2. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.7 as they are averaging 101.4 points per game while giving up 108.1 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 6-6 and a home record of 3-2. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 95.8 points per game and surrendering 102.2, good for a point differential of -6.4.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 28.8 points per game while playing 39.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Dwight Howard averages 14 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 13.4 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%.
Marc Gasol averages 16.3 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Grizzlies. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Zach Randolph averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Houston averages 101.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 54.1 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.8 per game. The Rockets allow 108.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.8 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Memphis averages 95.8 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 48 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Grizzlies rank 4th with 13.6 per game. The Grizzlies allow 102.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Grizzlies force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 3-9-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 4-6-2 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 5-7-0 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 5-6-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/19/15 PG Patrick Beverley Ankle doubtful Friday vs. Memphis
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
11/06/15 F Donatas Motiejunas Back out indefinitely
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/14/15 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
11/09/15 F Jarell Martin Foot out indefinitely
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Houston
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