Memphis Grizzlies vs Houston Rockets 2/26/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
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Memphis Grizzlies vs Houston Rockets 2/26/2020 – The Houston Rockets are climbing up the NBA Western Conference standings with their four-game winning streak and they hope to put more wood to the fire as they host the young Memphis Grizzlies at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. This game will be televised by ESPN on Wednesday, February 26 at 8:30 pm Eastern Time and the feed will also be seen via online live streaming at NBA League Pass and SofaScore. This Rockets team is seen by NBA Betting Lines Explained as the much-favored team to win this game over the Grizzlies who are on a three-game losing streak.
Memphis Grizzlies vs Houston Rockets 2/26/2020
Memphis Grizzlies vs Houston Rockets 2/26/2020 Betting Odds
Memphis Grizzlies Betting
The Memphis Grizzlies are hanging on to the eighth and last spot of the NBA Western Conference playoff picture with a record of 28-29. They are trailing the Blazers by three-games but if this losing streak keeps up, they can be caught by them along with the resurging New Orleans Pelicans and San Antonio Spurs. Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson have been the tandem for this team but they are no dark horses anymore as the league already took notice on the new kids on the blocks. It is now up to them to reinvent themselves and try to weave through as the entire league now prepares hard for the Grizzlies.
Players to watch: J. Morant PG 51 GP 51 GS 29.8 MIN 17.6 PTS 0.6 OR 2.7 DR 3.4 REB 6.8 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 3.3 TO 1.5 PF 2.1 AST/TO 17.86 PER
J. Jackson Jr. PF 54 GP 54 GS 28 MIN 16.9 PTS 1 OR 3.7 DR 4.7 REB 1.4 AST 0.7 STL 1.6 BLK 1.7 TO 4.1 PF 0.8 AST/TO 16.23 PER
D. Brooks SG 57 GP 57 GS 28.2 MIN 15.2 PTS 0.9 OR 2.4 DR 3.4 REB 2.1 AST 0.9 STL 0.4 BLK 1.6 TO 3.8 PF 1.3 AST/TO 11.42 PER
Houston Rockets Betting
The Houston Rockets took over the fourth spot of the NBA Western Conference picture with a win over the Utah Jazz in their last game. They are now a game behind the Los Angeles Clippers with a record of 37-10 and at home, this team has won 20 of their 28 matches at the Toyota Center. James Harden and Russell Westbrook are beginning to feel the strength of their tandem while Team Manager Daryl Morey has surrounded this tandem with the needed pieces for them to achieve higher. Mike D’Antoni is gambling on a full-small ball rotation with the tallest player at 6-foo-7 and it has been worth it so far.
Players to Watch: J. Harden SG 54 GP 54 GS 36.9 MIN 35.3 PTS 1.1 OR 5.4 DR 6.4 REB 7.4 AST 1.7 STL 1 BLK 4.4 TO 3.4 PF 1.7 AST/TO 29.42 PER
R. Westbrook PG 47 GP 47 GS 36 MIN 27.2 PTS 1.7 OR 6.2 DR 7.9 REB 7.2 AST 1.6 STL 0.3 BLK 4.3 TO 3.6 PF 1.7 AST/TO 21.32 PER
R. Covington PF 7 GP 6 GS 31.6 MIN 12.6 PTS 1.1 OR 5.9 DR 7 REB 1.6 AST 1.1 STL 2.6 BLK 1 TO 3.3 PF 1.6 AST/TO 14.55 PER
Memphis Grizzlies vs Houston Rockets 2/26/2020 Betting Numbers
Memphis are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Houston are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
Justise Winslow PF Back is out indefinitely
Russell Westbrook PG Thumb is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Memphis
Memphis Grizzlies vs Houston Rockets Betting Picks
The Memphis Grizzlies are coming in this game as the big underdogs in this match as seen by Best Sports Book Online. With Westbrook and Harden tag-teaming Ja Morant, it will be a very long day for the rookie.
Moneyline: Grizzlies are given the ML of +447 if they pull an upset while the Rockets are at -600 at home.
ATS: A very wide ten points across the spread separating both teams with the Grizzlies doing +10 while on the far side are the Rockets with -10.
TOTALs: A total of 200 points is estimated for both teams to reach with the Grizzlies going over and the Rockets are under.
Score Prediction: 111 – 98 Rockets