Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets NBA Betting Online Picks
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The 2019 NBA betting online season continues this Monday night with an intriguing Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets matchup. The Grizzlies are having a pretty rough season and are likely in store for a blowout on the road this Monday night. The Rockets have had an up and down season but are in a rut at the moment seeing as how they’re 2-3 in their last 5 games. Will this rut be enough for Memphis to get the upset tonight? Let’s check on tonight’s NBA sportsbook odds to find out.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets – Monday, January 14th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NBA League Pass
NBA Betting Online Odds:
The Grizzlies charge into this Monday night matchup sporting a meager 19-23 record that ranks them dead last in the Southwest Division. And since Memphis currently ranks 14th overall in the Western Conference, it’s safe to say that they don’t have much hope for making this year’s playoffs. With a 1-7 record in their last 8 games, it’s pretty clear that Memphis is having a hard time getting anything going. In fact, the Grizzlies enter tonight’s match with the 29th worst scoring offense. Oddly enough Memphis does sport the No. 1 defense in the NBA with a total of 102.7 allowed per game However it’s pretty evident that not even the best defense in the league can help this franchise maintain a winning record. Playing on the road against one of the better teams in the conference, Memphis doesn’t have much of a shot at the upset.
Players to Watch: Mike Conley (20.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 6.2 apg), Marc Gasol (15.7 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 4.5 apg), and Jaren Jackson Jr. (13.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.2 apg).
The Rockets fly into this evening’s matchup flashing a 24-18 record that ranks them 6th overall in the Western Conference. With a 2-game lead over the 8th seeded Los Angeles Lakers, Houston will be vying to bolster their playoff standing in the coming weeks. Right now the Rockets are 5 games behind the conference leading Denver Nuggets, so there’s plenty of room for improvement. Tonight James Harden & Co. enter with the 16th best scoring offense and 12th best defense in the league. And since they’ll have the home court advantage to boot, they should have no problem taking care of Memphis. The last time these two met the Rockets came out on top 113-101 so we can fully expect Houston to cover the spread this evening, on top of getting the win.
Players to Watch: James Harden (34.2 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 8.8 apg), Clint Capela (17.6 ppg, 12.6 rpg, 1.5 apg), and Eric Gordon (15.7 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.2 apg).
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets Betting Predictions
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets matchup? All things considered, Houston is the only way to bet here. The money line is a bit lopsided so you’ll be much better off taking them to cover the spread. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 107-98 Houston.