Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets
The Memphis Grizzlies will have a tough task ahead of them when the Grizzlies try and stop the high powered Houston offense on Monday. The Rockets are -3.5 point favorites over the Grizzlies with an over/under point total set at 189.
The Houston Rockets are playing good ball this season, and even though the Houston defense has struggled at times, when you have an offense capable of putting up numbers like the Rockets can, you are going to win more often than not. The Rockets completely dismantled the Utah Jazz on Sunday as the Rockets defeated the Jazz 101-85. The Rockets were led offensively by Kyle Lowry who finished with 32 points on the night, and also Luis Scola had a solid outing as Scola finished with 26 points and nine boards.
The Memphis Grizzlies had the night off on Sunday, and Memphis continues to play solid ball this season as the Grizzlies are just above the .500 mark on the year with a record of 18-14. The Grizzlies didn’t play on Sunday, and Memphis needed the rest after a hard fought 104-103 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night. The Grizzlies had all five starters finish with double digit points on the night, and leading the way for Memphis was their star forward Rudy Gay who finished with 19 against the Warriors.
Despite their high scoring offense, the Rockets have gone under the projected total in five of their last six games, and 14 of their last 19 games at home. The Memphis Grizzlies have been a poor bet lately as the Grizzlies are just 3-6 against the spread in their last nine games.
The Grizzlies are a good team, and will more than likely give the Rockets a good game here on Monday, but at the end of it all I think the Rockets cover this small number on Monday.
Houston Rockets -3.5 Memphis Grizzlies