Houston Rockets at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Picks & Predictions 12/15/2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
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The Houston Rockets head to FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Houston as 3 point favorites.
The Rockets have a record of 13-14. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -0.5 as they average 109.0 points per game while giving up 109.6 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall mark of 16-11. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They total 102.9 points per contest and give up 102.1, which is a point differential of 0.9.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 10-16-0 against the spread this season
The Houston Rockets are 14-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 16-11-0 against the spread this season
The Memphis Grizzlies are 11-16-0 against the over/under this year
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
12/13/18 F Marquese Chriss Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Memphis
12/11/18 SF James Ennis III Hamstring is out indefinitely
11/15/18 SF Carmelo Anthony Possible Trade is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
11/23/18 G Dillon Brooks Knee is out indefinitely
10/27/18 SF Chandler Parsons Knee is out indefinitely
Chris Paul averages 16.3 points per contest in 34.0 minutes per game this year. He averages 8.0 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%. James Harden comes into this game averaging 30.8 points per contest while playing 36.0 minutes per night. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Jaren Jackson averages 13.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Mike Conley scores 20.3 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 6.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets allow 109.6 points per contest which is 12th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 6th, and they allow 21.6 assists per game which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Houston averages 109.0 points per contest, which is 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 21st. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 41.0 boards per contest and 21.2 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 20th with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Grizzlies give up 102.1 points per game, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 22.6 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 45.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Grizzlies are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per contest. Memphis is 28th in the NBA with 102.9 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.9. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 30th in the NBA in rebounding with 39.9 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 23.3. The Grizzlies are 27th in turnovers per contest with 12.9.
The Rockets are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.3, and their defensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league.
Memphis is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Grizzlies are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 105.8, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 5th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Houston -3 and over 205 total points
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