Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies 11/04/2019 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies 11/04/2019 – After suffering their first back-to-back losses of the season, the Houston Rockets (3-3) hope to finish their four-game road trip on a strong note as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies (1-4) on Monday at FedEx Forum. It will be interesting how these recent setbacks will affect the Rockets’ standings in the latest NBA betting odds. One thing is for sure, Mike D’Antoni has a lot of things to fix in order for Houston to live up to their title contender status.
Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies 11/04/2019
Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies 11/04/2019 Betting Odds
Houston Rockets Betting
The Rockets thought their Eastern Conference road trip would just be a walk in the park. However, a tough overtime 159-158 win at Washington and a couple of beat-down at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets 116-123 and the Miami Heat 100-129 made them realize how much the quality of their opponents have improved this season. Despite averaging a league-high 35.3 PPG, James Harden is shooting just 37 percent and an awful 20 percent from beyond the arc.
Players to Watch: James Harden (35.3 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 8.6 APG), Russell Westbrook (23.5 PPG, 11.0 RPG, 9.8 APG), Clint Capela (14.8 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 1.2 APG)
Memphis Grizzlies Betting
In a year where the Memphis Grizzlies aren’t supposed to make the postseason, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Ja Morant are showing the kind of chemistry every rebuilding team would want from their youngsters. And despite Jacksons’ recent shooting slump (scoring 7 points against the Lakers and the Suns), he nevertheless looks comfortable playing alongside Morant, who lit up Phoenix with 24 points on 9-for-16 shooting and 7 assists in his last game.
Players to Watch: Ja Morant (18.8 PPG and 5.4 APG), Jaren Jackson Jr. (13.2 PPG and 5.4 RPG), Jonas Valanciunas (12.0 PPG and 8.5 RPG)
Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies 11/04/2019 Betting Numbers
Houston is 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games.
Memphis are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Gerald Green SG Foot is out indefinitely
Grayson Allen SG Ankle is OUT Monday vs Houston
Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies Betting Picks
The Rockets should be the NBA Moneyline betting favorites, having beaten the Grizzlies seven out of their last 10 meetings. James Harden and Russell Westbrook are coming off shaky shooting against the Heat on Sunday, and expect this superstar duo to bounce back in a big way against the Grizzlies.
Moneyline: Despite the losing skid, the Rockets (-255) remains the safer Moneyline pick in this game. While the Grizzlies youngsters are promising, they are still years away from going toe-to-toe with the Rockets star players.
ATS: The Rockets are 6.5 points favorite and are expected to beat the Grizzlies by double-digits.
TOTALs: The Rockets just put up a season-low 100 points against Miami on Sunday. Still, I expect Houston to score at least 120 points vs. Memphis, single-handily powering the game to exceed the O/U total of 232 points.
Score Prediction: 127-110 Rockets