Memphis vs Houston Mon, Jan 14
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Line has shaved a few points and Harden was off last night in record-setting fashion. ATS, Grizzlies are 1-6 in their last 7. I'm going with law of averages and saying Grizzlies cover tonight. Too many vets imo to not at least put up a fight and they're rested.
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Grizzlies may be able to slow down Harden's supporting cast but I don't think they can do enough on the offensive end to win this one. Rockets at home are a solid team and I'm going with Houston.
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Houston Chronicle: Harden pours in a season-high 57, drives Rockets past Grizzlies
Of all the times James Harden had piled up numbers, all the MVP chants, all the roars as he put the finishing touches on masterpieces, this felt different.
A day that began with the sobering news that the already-shorthanded Rockets would be without center Clint Capela for at least a month ended with a long and loud standing ovation as Harden made his way to the bench early, his season-high 57 points lifting the Rockets to a 112-94 romp that sent a message that they won't concede to the latest injury.
"No pressure," Harden said on the way off the floor.
The Dream Shake: Game thread: Grizzlies vs. Rockets
Location: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
TV: AT&T Southwest
Radio: KBME 790 AM/KEYH 850 AM (Spanish)/KNTE 101.7 FM (Spanish)/Streaming on Rockets App
Online: Rockets App
Projected Starting Lineups
With the news that Clint Capela will be out four to six weeks with injured thumb coming today, the Rockets enter tonight's game down three starters.
And with a loss last night against the Magic that was totally preventable, the stakes grow for the Rockets and their need to win this game.
Chat in this thread for the game and let's hope the good guys can pull one out tonight.
Fansided: The Memphis Grizzlies Must Take Advantage Of The Short-Handed Houston Rockets
The Memphis Grizzlies have a chance to get a road win against a good team that will be without some key players.
The Rockets will be without Chris Paul, Eric Gordon, and Clint Capela for tonight's game. Injuries haven't cost this team much lately though since James Harden has been playing at an MVP level.
Houston is coming off of a Sunday night loss against the Orlando Magic on the road. Harden went just 1-17 from three-point range which was an NBA record for attempts for a player who made just one three-pointer.
Memphis vs Houston injuries and projected lineup.
Official Site of the Grizzlies: Bear Necessities: Key notes, numbers and trends entering Grizzlies-Rockets matchup
HOUSTON - The Grizzlies (19-23) wrap up a two-game road swing and start a four-game stretch against some of the NBA's top teams when they play the Rockets (24-18) on Monday at the Toyota Center.
Bear Necessities is a game-day spotlight on some Grizzlies notes of note to stay informed entering tonight's matchup.
Here are a few things to watch:Counting Monday's game in Houston, the Grizzlies' next four opponents (Rockets, Bucks, Celtics and Raptors) enter the week with a combined record of 112-59 this season. The Grizzlies are a combined 1-4 against those teams this season, with the lone victory coming on the road at Milwaukee.
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Houston Rockets (73% consensus)... http://bit.ly/2B27bSW
Betting Prediction for Memphis Grizzlies vs Houston Rockets on January 14, 2019, 8:00 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Houston will WIN , Cover the Spread , and the Total will go Over .
James Harden is having a completely insane season for the Houston Rockets and can thank a couple of wins in December for helping with his season total numbers. The Rockets dropped the Grizzlies 113-103 on New Year's Eve, just a couple of weeks after a 105-97 win in Memphis on December 15. Houston opens as a 6-point favorite tonight with the total opening pretty low at 206. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2MbqegU
Statfox free betting prediction: 105 to 109. Total score: 214. Bet the over!
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