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Grizzlies vs Rockets Pick, Preview & Betting Odds For Wednesday, March 1st

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Check out our free Grizzlies vs Rockets pick and preview for Wednesday, March 1st. See who we like to win and cover the spread in today’s NBA matchup.

Check out our free Grizzlies vs Rockets pick and preview for this NBA game in Houston. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.

Grizzlies vs Rockets NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Memphis Grizzlies at Houston Rockets
  • Where: Houston at Toyota Center
  • Date: Wednesday, March 1st
  • Betting Odds HOU +9.5, MEM -453 | HOU +351 O/U 233.0

So far, the Grizzlies have put together an overall record of 37-23, while going 28-30-2 vs the spread. Over the team’s 2 game win streak, they have an average scoring differential of 15.0 points per game.

In their previous game, the Grizzlies took down the Lakers by a score of 121-109. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 9 point favorites. Although Memphis trailed the Lakers going into halftime, by the end of the 3rd quarter they had taken the lead. Leading the team in scoring was Ja Morant, as he contributed 39 points while hitting 51.7% of his shots.

The Rockets come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 13-48. So far, the team has gone 22-37-2 against the spread. Against the Grizzlies, the Rockets are looking to break out of a 10 game losing streak. These defeats have come on an average scoring differential of -17.1 points per contest.

Not only did the Rockets drop their last game to the Nuggets. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 133-112 as 12 point underdogs. Houston struggled throughout the game, as they were not able to chip home at a 20 point halftime deficit. In the loss, Tari Eason led the team in scoring with 17 points on a field goal percentage of 70.0%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most reecent game between the two teams, the Grizzlies picked up a 129-122 win over the Rockets. When looking at the outcome vs the spread, Memphis entered as the 7.0 point favorite, resulting in an ATS push. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Similar to their season-long average, the Grizzlies averaged 120.75 points per game vs the Rockets. Just like the Grizzlies, the Rockets maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 107.25 points per game vs Memphis. Across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings between the teams, both Memphis and Houston have an ATS record of 2-2-1. The Grizzlies hold the edge in average point differential at +12 points per game. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 3-2. Combined, they averaged 232 points in these games.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

The Memphis offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 9th ranked offense at 116.0 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Grizzlies will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.2 made 3’s per game. Memphis appears to be a candidate to have some offensive regression as not only are they a below average outside shooting unit, but they are generating free-throws at a rate below the NBA average.

On the defensive end of the floor, the Grizzlies are giving up an average of 109.93 points per game, good for 12th in the NBA.

On offense, Ja Morant leads the Grizzlies in scoring at 27.2 points per game, placing him 10th in the NBA. Overall, Morant has hit 46.4% of his shots while accounting for 22.5% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 28th in points allowed to point-guards. At 21.1 points per game, Desmond Bane is the 2nd leading scorer for the Grizzlies. For the season, he is 62nd in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 46.5%.

For the season, the Rockets offensive unit is ranked just 29th in scoring at 109.7 points per contest. Coming into today’s game, the Rockets will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.8 made 3’s per game. One area of the team’s offense that has been effective is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are ranked 11th, with an average of 19.2 made free-throws per game.

On defense, the Rockets will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 30th ranked unit in points allowed per game.

This season, the Rockets offense has primarily worked through Jalen Green and Alperen Sengün who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 55 games, Green is 37th in the NBA at 21.7 points per game. So far, him and Sengün have accounted for 32% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 36.5 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Alperen Sengün is grabbing 8.7 rebounds for Houston to go along with 3.8 assists.

Grizzlies vs Rockets Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Rockets +9.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 233.0

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