Monday, March 14, 2016
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The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Monday, March 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
The Grizzlies come into this game with an overall record of 39-27 and a road record of 15-17. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.7 as they are averaging 99.2 points per game while giving up 99.9 per contest. Memphis is 7-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 23-17. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Rockets have an overall record of 33-33 and a home record of 17-14. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 105.8 points per game and surrendering 107, good for a point differential of -1.3. Houston has a division record of 7-7 and a conference record of 22-19. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Tony Allen comes into this contest averaging 7.4 points per game while playing 24.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Grizzlies. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 60%. Zach Randolph averages 14.6 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for Memphis. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
James Harden averages 28.8 points per game while playing 37.8 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 7.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.1 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 51%.
Memphis averages 99.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.2 per game. The Grizzlies allow 99.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.4 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Houston averages 105.8 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 27th with 16.1 per game. The Rockets allow 107 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.9 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Rockets force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Grizzlies average 96.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 100 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -8.3 per contest. The Grizzlies have an offensive rating of 105.4 and a defensive rating of 106.1. In terms of pace they average 93.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 23% of their shots. Memphis turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Rockets score 104.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 109.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.7 points per game. The Rockets rating on offense is 107.3 and they have a defensive rating of 108.6. They get 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 14.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 34-30-2 against the spread
The Memphis Grizzlies are 36-29-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 29-37-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 38-26-2 against the over/under
Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/09/15 G Jordan Adams Knee out indefinitely
03/13/16 G Vince Carter Calf "?" Monday vs. Houston
03/13/16 F Zach Randolph Knee "?" Monday vs. Houston
03/13/16 G Lance Stephenson Wrist injured last game, probable Monday vs. Houston
03/12/16 PG Mike Conley Foot expected to miss 3-4 weeks
03/12/16 C Chris Andersen Shoulder out indefinitely
03/09/16 PG Mario Chalmers Achilles out for season
02/29/16 F Brandan Wright Knee out indefinitely
02/09/16 C Marc Gasol Foot out for season
Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis
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