Grizzlies vs Rockets Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Friday, March 24, 2023

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The Memphis Grizzlies (45-27) host the Houston Rockets (18-55) at FedExForum, beginning at 8:00 PM ET on Friday, March 24, 2023. The Rockets are big 13-point underdogs in the game. A 233.5-point over/under has been set in the matchup.

How to bet Grizzlies vs. Rockets

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 13 points, with oddsmakers listing the Grizzlies as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Grizzlies have -853 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +575 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 233.5 points.

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Grizzlies vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 24, 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 33-35-4 this season. Memphis has come away with 42 wins in the 55 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Grizzlies games this year have hit the over 43.8% of the time (32 out of 73 games with a set point total).

The Rockets are 29-40-4 against the spread this season. Houston has been the underdog on the moneyline 69 total times this season. Houston has gone 16-53 in those games. The Rockets have gone over the point total 47.9% of the time this year (35 of 73 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Grizzlies

Grizzlies Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Ja Morant 54 26.9 5.9 8.1 1.1 0.3 1.6
Desmond Bane 50 21.1 5.1 4.3 0.9 0.4 2.8
Jaren Jackson Jr. 55 18 6.6 0.9 1 3 1.5
Dillon Brooks 65 14.2 3.3 2.6 0.9 0.2 1.9
Tyus Jones 72 10.5 2.4 5 1 0.1 1.5

Rockets

Rockets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jalen Green 67 22.1 3.9 3.5 0.8 0.3 2.5
Kevin Porter Jr. 51 18.6 5.6 5.9 1.3 0.3 2.2
Alperen Sengun 66 14.8 8.7 3.8 0.9 0.9 0.2
Kenyon Martin Jr. 73 12.6 5.6 1.5 0.5 0.4 0.8
Jabari Smith Jr. 70 12.5 7.1 1.3 0.5 0.9 1.6
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Grizzlies: Steven Adams: Out (Knee), Brandon Clarke: Out (Achilles), Vince Williams Jr.: Out (Right Shoulder)

Rockets: John Wall: Out (Abdominal), Danny Green: Out (Trade Pending), Jae’Sean Tate: Out (Injury Management)

What you need to know about the Memphis Grizzlies

With 116.2 points per game on offense, Memphis is 10th in the NBA. On defense, it gives up 112.3 points per contest, which ranks eighth in the league. The Grizzlies are putting up 119.1 points per game this season at home, which is 5.8 more points than they’re averaging in away games (113.3). On the offensive side of the ball, the Grizzlies have picked up their output slightly over their last 10 games, scoring 119.9 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 116.2 they’ve racked up over the course of this season.

Memphis ranks 17th in the NBA with 11.7 three-pointers per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 24th with a 34.6% shooting percentage from three-point land. In terms of shot breakdown, the Grizzlies have taken 63.4% two-pointers (accounting for 73.1% of the team’s buckets) and 36.6% threes (26.9%).

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What you need to know about the Houston Rockets

In 2022-23, Houston is second-worst in the NBA offensively (110.5 points scored per game) and fourth-worst on defense (118.3 points conceded). The Rockets score 110.2 points per game at home, and 110.9 away. The Rockets are posting 115.3 points per contest over their previous 10 games, which is 4.8 more than their average for the season (110.5).

Beyond the arc, Houston is 25th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.7). It is second-worst in 3-point percentage at 32.7%. The Rockets take 36.7% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 63.3% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 26.4% of the Rockets’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 73.6% are 2-pointers.

Our pick to win this game is the Grizzlies, and we predict that Grizzlies will cover the spread (Grizzlies -13). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 233.5 points.

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You can bet on Grizzlies vs. Rockets at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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