Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction, 2/4/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+1)
FedExForum is the site where and the Memphis Grizzlies (9-7) will take on the Houston Rockets (10-9) on Thursday. The spread on this contest has Memphis as 1-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 224.5.
The Houston Rockets faced off with the Oklahoma City Thunder and went home with a win by a final score of 136-106 in their last contest. Houston wrapped up the contest having earned a 48.0% field goal percentage (49 out of 102) and converted 28 out of their 52 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Rockets buried 10 of 11 shots for a percentage of 90.9%. When discussing rebounding, they collected a total of 50 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 30 assists for the game in addition to earning 8 steals and 6 blocked shots. Concerning the defense, Houston allowed the other team to shoot 43.8% from the field on 39 out of 89 shooting. Oklahoma City distributed 21 dimes and had 8 steals for this contest. In addition, the Thunder snagged 45 rebounds (8 offensive, 37 defensive) and added 8 rejections. Oklahoma City finished the contest at 78.9% when shooting free throws by making 15 of 19 tries. They knocked down 13 of their 34 attempts from 3-point range.
Christian Wood is someone who was important for the contest. He had 18 points on 8 out of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 26:02 mins and totaled 11 boards. Wood finished the contest at 61.5% from the field and recorded 2 dimes. One more player that was a major factor in this game for the Rockets was John Wall. He snagged 6 rebounds and totaled 5 dimes. He finished shooting 58.3% from the field for this game by going 7-of-12 (18 points). When the final whistle was blown, Wall saw the court for 21:42 minutes.
Houston heads into this one with a win-loss mark of 10-9 on the campaign. They average 112.3 points per outing (13th in basketball) while hitting 45.9% from the floor. The Rockets are connecting on 36.6% from downtown (273 of 745) and 75.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Houston is snagging 44.5 boards per contest and has accounted for 444 assists so far this year, which is 26th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 15.5 times per contest and as a squad are committing 20.4 fouls per contest. On the defensive end, the Rockets are forcing their opponents into 15.7 turnovers per game and they draw 19.6 fouls. The Rockets are allowing a FG percentage of 44.8% (298 of 373) and they concede 47.2 boards per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 3rd in the league in allowing assists with 416 surrendered this season. They are relinquishing 35.2% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 9th in basketball in opponents points per game (109.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Memphis Grizzlies took a loss by a final score of 134-116 when they played the Indiana Pacers. The Grizzlies snagged 26 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 36 in this game. They turned away 7 attempts while recording 11 steals in the game. The Pacers committed 19 personal fouls for the contest which got the Grizzlies to the charity stripe for 24 tries. They were able to knock down 23 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 95.8%. With regard to shots from downtown, Memphis made 9 of 25 attempts (36.0%). Overall, the Grizzlies went 42 out of 93 from the field which gave them a rate of 45.2%. The Grizzlies allowed the Pacers to convert 49 out of their 82 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 59.8% for the matchup. They shot 55.2% from beyond the perimeter via 16 out of 29 and finished the game at 20 of 29 from the free throw line (69.0%). Regarding team rebounding, Memphis allowed Indiana to get 42 overall (9 on the offensive glass).
Dillon Brooks pitched in for the Grizzlies in this matchup. He buried 10 of 18 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 55.6%, which got him 25 points. Brooks grabbed 3 boards in his 27:36 minutes of time on the hardwood and added 2 dimes for the contest. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Memphis was Xavier Tillman. He walked away with 12 points in his 22:59 minutes on the court via 5 of 10 from the floor in this game. Tillman wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor while totaling 2 assists and 4 total rebounds.
Memphis has a record of 9-7 so far this season. Memphis has scored 1,764 points this year (110.3 per contest) and they pull down 45.3 rebounds per game. The Grizzlies commit 19.0 fouls every game and they go 77.7% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the court, the Grizzlies are hitting on 46.5% from the field, which is 13th in the league. They are assisting teammates 28.2 times per contest (2nd in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 14.2 times per game. The Grizzlies on the defensive side of the court are 7th in basketball in points allowed per game with 108.9. They are able to force 16.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.0% from the floor (16th in the league). The Memphis defense allows 37.4% on shots from beyond the arc (194 of 519) and their opponents are connecting on 75.9% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 25.6 dimes and 45.2 rebounds per game, which ranks 23rd and 17th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Memphis (-1) and over 224.5 points
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