The Memphis Grizzlies (1-0) visit the Houston Rockets (0-1) at Toyota Center on Friday, October 21, 2022. The contest begins at 8:00 PM ET and airs on ATSW. The Grizzlies are 7-point favorites in the game. The point total for the matchup is set at 232.5.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with sportsbooks listing the Grizzlies as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Grizzlies have -273 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +221 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 232.5 points.
Grizzlies vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, October 21, 2022
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ATSW
- Location: Houston, Texas
- Arena: Toyota Center
Grizzlies vs. Rockets Betting Trends
The Grizzlies had 51 wins in 82 games against the spread last year. Memphis went 39-13 in games it was listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 75% of those games). Last year, 43 of the Grizzlies’ 82 games hit the over.
The Rockets’ record against the spread last year was 35-45-2. Houston was underdogs in 75 games last season and won 14 (18.7%) of those contests. In 82 Rockets games last season, 46 of them hit the over.
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Jaren Jackson Jr.||78||16.3||5.8||1.1||0.9||2.3||1.6|
|Kevin Porter Jr.||61||15.6||4.4||6.1||1.1||0.4||2.5|
Grizzlies vs. Rockets Injury Report
Grizzlies: Dillon Brooks: Out (Thigh), Ziaire Williams: Out (Knee), Jaren Jackson: Out (Foot), Danny Green: Out (Acl/Lcl)
Rockets: Daishen Nix: Out (Back), TyTy Washington Jr.: Out (Knee), Jae’Sean Tate: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Memphis Grizzlies
Last year, Memphis was second-best in the league offensively (115.6 points scored per game) and ranked 12th defensively (109.9 points conceded). The Grizzlies scored 117.3 points per game at home, compared to 113.9 points per game in road games, a difference of 3.4 points per contest.
Beyond the arc, Memphis was 23rd in the league in 3-pointers made per game (11.5) last season. It was 16th in 3-point percentage at 35.3%. Last year, the Grizzlies attempted 65.4% of their shots from inside the arc, and 34.6% from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 73.5% of the Grizzlies’ baskets were 2-pointers, and 26.5% were 3-pointers.
What you need to know about the Houston Rockets
Houston was ranked 19th in the league offensively last season with 109.7 points per game, while defensively it was worst (118.2 points allowed per game). At home, the Rockets scored 111.9 points per game last season. On the road, they scored 107.5.
Houston drained 13.5 three-pointers per game (seventh-ranked in league). It owned a 34.9% shooting percentage (20th-ranked) from three-point land. Last year the Rockets took 55.3% two-pointers, accounting for 65.8% of the team’s buckets. They shot 44.7% three-pointers (34.2% of the team’s baskets).
Grizzlies vs. Rockets Predictions and Pick
Our prediction to win this contest is the Grizzlies, and we expect that Grizzlies will cover the spread (Grizzlies -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 232.5 points.
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