Check out our free Rockets vs Grizzlies pick and preview for this NBA game in Memphis. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Rockets vs Grizzlies NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Houston Rockets at Memphis Grizzlies
- Where: Memphis at FedExForum
- Date: Wednesday, March 22nd
- Betting Odds MEM -14, HOU +626 | MEM -950 O/U 227.5
The Rockets come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 18-54. So far, the team has gone 28-42-2 against the spread. The Rockets head into today’s action in the midst of a 2 game losing streak. This has come while posting an average scoring margin of -11.5.
Houston is trying to bounce back from a 121-108 loss to the Warriors. Going into this game, the team was 11 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Houston was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Warriors by 13 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Tari Eason, as he contributed 21 points while hitting 56.2% of his shots.
So far, the Grizzlies have put together an overall record of 44-27, while going 33-36-2 vs the spread. Against the Rockets, the Grizzlies are looking to add to their current 3 game winning streak. The average margin of victory across these matchups is 8.0.
Memphis is going for another win in today’s game, as they previously took down the Mavericks. Going into the game, they were 4 point favorites against the spread. Their 112-108 victory was not enough to cover. Memphis needed a strong 4th quarter effort in this game, as Mavericks held a 13 point lead heading into the 4th. In the win, Jaren Jackson Jr. led the team in scoring with 28 points on a field goal percentage of 62.5%.
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. So far this season, the Grizzlies have a record of 2-0 vs the Rockets. Similar to their season-long average, the Rockets averaged 107.25 points per game vs the Grizzlies. Just like the Rockets, the Grizzlies maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 120.75 points per game vs Houston. Across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings between the teams, both Houston and Memphis have an ATS record of 2-2-1. The Grizzlies hold the edge in average point differential at +8 points per game. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 2-3. Combined, they averaged 226 points in these games.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
This season, the Houston offense is ranked 29th in the NBA in scoring at 110.3 points per game. So far, the Rockets are averaging 98.8 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. This deliberate style of basketball has played a role in the unit ranking just 27th in made shots per game.
Currently, the Rockets defense is ranked 30th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 118.2 points per game vs the unit.
On offense, Jalen Green leads the Rockets in scoring at 21.9 points per game, placing him 35th in the NBA. Overall, Green has hit 41.1% of his shots while accounting for 20.3% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 12th in points allowed to shooting guards. At 14.6 points per game, Alperen Sengün is the 2nd leading scorer for the Rockets. For the season, he is 67th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 55.2%.
Through 71 games, Memphis is the 10th best scoring team at 116.0 points per game. In terms of pace, the Grizzlies are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 100.8 possessions per game. Heading into the game, the Grizzlies will look to continue with their formula of playing fast and getting to the basket, as they are near the top of the league in two-point fields made per game.
Against the Rockets, the Grizzlies will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 12th ranked unit at 109.93 points per game.
On offense, Ja Morant leads the Grizzlies in scoring at 27.1 points per game, placing him 13th in the NBA. Overall, Morant has hit 46.3% of his shots while accounting for 22.4% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 30th 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 63rd in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 46.9%.
Rockets vs Grizzlies Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Rockets +14
- Free Total Prediction: Over 227.5