Houston Rockets at Memphis Grizzlies NBA Game Picks 3/20/2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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The Houston Rockets head to FedExForum to take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The opening line for this game has Houston as 7 point favorites.
The Rockets have a record of 44-26. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.0 as they average 112.9 points per game while giving up 109.9 per contest. The Grizzlies have an overall record of 28-42 this season. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They average 102.1 points per game and surrender 104.6, good for a point differential of -2.4.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 32-36-2 against the spread this season
The Houston Rockets are 35-34-0 against the over/under this year
Important Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Memphis Grizzlies are 32-37-1 against the spread this season
The Memphis Grizzlies are 28-41-0 against the over/under this year
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Memphis Grizzlies Injuries
03/18/19 SF CJ Miles Foot is questionable Wednesday vs Houston
02/23/19 F Jaren Jackson Jr. Quad is out indefinitely
02/23/19 SF Kyle Anderson Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/01/19 SF Omri Casspi Knee is out indefinitely
01/09/19 G Dillon Brooks Leg is out for season
James Harden comes into this game averaging 35.9 points per contest while playing 37.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Chris Paul averages 15.7 points per contest in 32.5 minutes per game. He averages 8.2 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Avery Bradley scores 9.9 points per contest while playing 30.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Mike Conley averages 20.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.4 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 112.9 points per contest, which is 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 41.6 boards per contest and 21.0 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 24th with 13.6 per game. The Rockets allow 109.9 points per contest, which is 12th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 4th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.0 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they allow 23.4 assists per game which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis is 30th in the NBA with 102.1 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.44. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 28th in the league. They are 29th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.9 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 23.8. The Grizzlies are 16th in turnovers per contest with 14.1. The Grizzlies give up 104.6 points per game, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 23.1 dimes allowed per game and 13th with 44.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Grizzlies are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per contest this year.
The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.7, and their defensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
Memphis is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. The Grizzlies are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.2, and their defensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 28th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Grizzlies NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -7
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