The Memphis Grizzlies (44-27) host the Houston Rockets (18-54) at FedExForum on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. The contest tips at 8:00 PM ET and airs on BSSE. The Grizzlies are 12.5-point favorites in the game, the third matchup between the squads this season. The point total is set as 231.5 points for the contest.
How to bet Grizzlies vs. Rockets
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 12.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Grizzlies as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Grizzlies have -895 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +600 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 231.5 points.
Grizzlies vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, March 22, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSE
- Location: Memphis, Tennessee
- Arena: FedExForum
Grizzlies vs. Rockets Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Grizzlies are 33-34-4 this season. Memphis has won 41, or 75.9%, of the 54 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Grizzlies games this year have gone over the total in 31 out of 72 opportunities (43.1%).
In the Rockets’ 72 games this season, they have 28 wins against the spread. Houston has been the moneyline underdog 68 total times this season. Houston has gone 16-52 in those games. Rockets games this year have hit the over on 34 of 72 set point totals (47.2%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Jaren Jackson Jr.||54||17.7||6.6||0.9||1||3.1||1.5|
|Kevin Porter Jr.||50||18.7||5.5||5.8||1.3||0.3||2.2|
|Jabari Smith Jr.||69||12.5||7.1||1.2||0.5||0.9||1.6|
|Kenyon Martin Jr.||72||12.3||5.6||1.5||0.5||0.3||0.8|
Grizzlies: Steven Adams: Out (Knee), Dillon Brooks: Out (Suspension), Brandon Clarke: Out (Achilles), Vince Williams Jr.: Out (Right Shoulder)
Rockets: Danny Green: Out (Trade Pending), John Wall: Out (Abdominal), Jae’Sean Tate: Out (Injury Management), Alperen Sengun: Out (Illness)
What you need to know about the Memphis Grizzlies
Memphis has been carried by its defense, as it ranks fifth-best in the NBA by surrendering just 112.1 points per game. It ranks 10th in the league in points scored (116 per contest). The Grizzlies are averaging 118.8 points per game when playing at home. Away from home, they are averaging 113.3 points per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Grizzlies have increased their production a little bit over their last 10 games, scoring 116.6 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 116 they’ve racked up over the course of this year.
Memphis is making 11.6 threes per game (18th-ranked in NBA) this season, while owning a 34.6% three-point percentage (24th-ranked). When it comes to shot breakdown, the Grizzlies have taken 63.5% two-pointers (accounting for 73.1% of the team’s baskets) and 36.5% from beyond the arc (26.9%).
What you need to know about the Houston Rockets
Houston is the second-worst team in the NBA in points scored (110.3 per game) and fifth-worst in points conceded (118.1). In 2022-23 the Rockets are scoring 0.2 fewer points per game at home (110.2) than on the road (110.4). Over their last 10 games, the Rockets are averaging 115 points per game, 4.7 more than their season average (110.3).
Houston is the fourth-worst squad in the NBA in 3-pointers made (10.6 per game) and second-worst in 3-point percentage (32.7%). The Rockets take 63.2% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 36.8% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 73.5% of the Rockets’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 26.5% are 3-pointers.
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