Grizzlies vs. Rockets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, March 22, 2023

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Grizzlies vs. Rockets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 22, 2023

NBA Predictions

Memphis is a double-digit favorite against Houston when Ja Morant’s Grizzlies (44-27) and Jalen Green’s Rockets (18-54) meet on March 22, 2023. The line has the Grizzlies favored by 12.5 points. A point total of 231.5 has been set for the matchup.

Grizzlies vs. Rockets Odds

  • Grizzlies odds to win: -831
  • Rockets odds to win: +565
  • Spread: Grizzlies (-12.5)
  • Total: 231.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee
  • TV: BSSE and SportsNet SW

Who Will Win Grizzlies vs. Rockets?

Grizzlies and Rockets Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Grizzlies are 1-1 against the spread when favored by 12.5 points or more this season.

When they have played as at least 12.5-point underdogs this year, the Rockets are 1-4 against the spread.

The two teams average a combined 5.2 fewer points per game, 226.3, than this matchup’s over/under of 231.5 points.

Memphis and Houston have seen its opponents average a combined 1.3 fewer points per game than the over/under of 231.5 set for this outing.

The Grizzlies’ average point total in outings this season is 228.1, 3.4 points below the total in this game.

The average total for Houston’s games this year is 3.1 fewer points than the point total of 231.5 for this outing.

Memphis is 33-34-4 against the spread this season.

The Rockets have a 28-40-4 record against the spread this year.

Grizzlies Stats & Insights

The Grizzlies average 116 points per game (10th in the league) while giving up 112.1 per outing (fifth in the NBA). They have a +277 scoring differential overall and outscore opponents by 3.9 points per game.

The Grizzlies win the rebound battle by 2.5 boards on average. They collect 47 rebounds per game, which ranks second in the league, while their opponents grab 44.5 per contest.

Memphis knocks down 11.6 three-pointers per game (18th in the league), 1.3 fewer than its opponents (12.9). It is shooting 34.6% from deep (24th in the NBA) while allowing opponents to shoot 35.3%.

The Grizzlies’ 111.4 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 20th in the NBA, and the 107.6 points they allow per 100 possessions rank first in the league.

In 2022-23, the Grizzlies’ offense has been much better at home, where they average 118.8 points per game, compared to road games, where they score 113.3 per game. Defensively, they have been much better when playing at home, where they give up 108.2 points per game, versus on the road, where they allow opponents to score 115.9 per game.

Rockets Stats & Insights

The Rockets’ -564 scoring differential (being outscored by 7.8 points per game) is a result of putting up 110.3 points per game (29th in NBA) while allowing 118.1 per contest (26th in league).

The 46.3 rebounds per game Houston accumulates rank fourth in the NBA, 4.9 more than the 41.4 its opponents pull down.

The Rockets make 10.6 three-pointers per game (27th in the league) at a 32.7% rate (29th in NBA), compared to the 14.6 per outing their opponents make, shooting 37.3% from beyond the arc.

The Rockets’ 107 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 30th in the NBA, and the 116.5 points they concede per 100 possessions rank 29th in the league.

Houston scores 110.2 points per game at home, and 110.4 on the road.

Grizzlies Key Players to Watch

Morant leads active Grizzlies’ players in points and assists per game, scoring 27.1 points and distributing 8.2 assists.

Jaren Jackson Jr.’s averages this season are 17.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game.

The Grizzlies get 2.8 three-pointers per game out of Desmond Bane.

Tyus Jones averages one steal per game, while Jackson swats 3.1 shots per contest.

Rockets Key Players to Watch

Green puts up 21.9 points per game. He also contributes 3.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game this season.

This season, Alperen Sengun is averaging 14.6 points, 3.8 assists and 8.8 rebounds per game.

Green knocks down 2.5 threes per game.

The Rockets’ defensive effort gets a boost from Tari Eason (1.2 steals per game) and Jabari Smith Jr. (0.9 blocks per game).

Grizzlies vs. Rockets Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Grizzlies (- 12.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Under (231.5)

  • Prediction:
    Grizzlies 122 – Rockets 106

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