Memphis Grizzlies at Houston Rockets - 3/29/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Memphis Grizzlies at Houston Rockets - 3/29/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets (13-32) vs Memphis Grizzlies (21-22)

Game Info: Monday, March 29, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)

Betting Odds: Houston Rockets +5.5 -- Over/Under: 221.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Rockets play host to the Memphis Grizzlies at the Toyota Center on Monday night.

The Memphis Grizzlies have been in decent shape as they’ve won four of their past seven games, but they will be hoping to snap a two-game skid after getting routed by the Jazz in a 126-110 road loss on Saturday. Kyle Anderson led the team with 16 points and four assists, Dillon Brooks and Jonas Valanciunas each scored 13 points while Ja Morant chipped in with 12 points. As a team, the Grizzlies shot just 40 percent from the field and nine of 33 from the 3-point line as they never really had a chance in this one after the Jazz shot out of the gates to an early 20-point lead in the first quarter before the Grizzlies could even find their footing. Grayson Allen scored just nine points on two of seven shooting while Justise Winslow finished scoreless on zero of seven shooting.

Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets have been in a major slump as they’ve lost 22 of their past 24 games, but they will be hoping to build some momentum now after making light work of the Timberwolves in a 129-107 road win on Saturday. Kevin Porter Jr. led the team with 25 points on 10 of 15 shooting, DJ Augustin added 20 points and four assists off the bench, Kelly Olynyk and Sterling Brown each scored 16 points while John Wall chipped in with 13 points and 12 assists. As a team, the Rockets shot 54 percent from the field and 18 of 39 from the 3-point line as they came out with a sense of urgency and dominated the first half by 74-48, before easing off in the second half.

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Looking at the betting trends, the Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a losing record, 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a loss of more than 10 points and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. The Rockets are 5-21 ATS in their last 26 home games, 18-41 ATS in their last 59 games against a team with a losing record and 15-37 ATS in their last 52 games overall.

Head to head, the under is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall, the Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings in Houston and the Grizzlies are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.

The Grizzlies had reeled off three straight wins before dropping two straight against the Jazz, so they’re certainly in better form than the Rockets who have won just two in their last 24 games. The Rockets can pull off the upset if they come out of the gates hot again, but I’d rather take the more consistent Grizzlies over the Rockets who are just 5-21 ATS in their last 26 home games.

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Peter’s Pick Memphis -5.5

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