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NBA Basketball Betting Tip of the Day Houston Rockets at Memphis Grizzlies - 12-08-08

Dec 8, 2008 7:15 PM

by GT Staff |

Houston Rockets (-7, 192) at Memphis Grizzlies: The Grizzlies have been absolutely abysmal to start the 2008-009 season, with just two wins in 19 games and a paltry 7-13 ATS mark. In its last 10 games, Memphis has only been within double-digits once against the just-as-lowly Clippers.

Although the Rockets (13-7) are without stars Steve Francis and Tracy McGrady, Houston is atop the Western Conference’s Southwest Division and has been playing solid basketball of late, Worth noting also is the fact that Rockets games have gone over the total seven of the last eight games. In their only meeting this year, Houston defeated Memphis 82-71 as a 12 ½-point favorite at home (Oct. 29)

How is Houston getting it done? The answer is its youthful roster which includes guys like Luther Head, Aaron Brooks, Luis Scola, Joey Dorsey and the new guy, Ron Artest. The Rockets have also been getting it done from beyond the three-point stripe, going 61.9%, 43.5% and 50% in their last three outings. Lay the lumber. ROCKETS -7.