Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction 2/14/2024

The Houston Rockets (24-29) travel to face off against the Memphis Grizzlies (18-36) on Wednesday, February 14th. This game will be played at FedExForum in Memphis and televised on BSSE. The Rockets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Grizzlies are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Knicks. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

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The Rockets Are Coming Off A Win

Dillon Brooks led Houston with 23 points against the Knicks, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 45% in the game. Jabari Smith Jr. also added 20 points as the Rockets won the game by a score of 105-103.

As they take the court today, the Rockets have an overall record of 24-29 and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. In the Western Conference, the Rockets are 12th overall and are 3rd in the Southwest Division.

Against the spread, Houston have an above .500 record vs. the spread sitting at 28-24 ATS. The Rockets maintain an ATS record of 9-15 on the road, while they have a 19-9 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The Grizzlies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Memphis’ most recently played the Pelicans and lost with a final score of 96-87. Turning the tide, the Grizzlies picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 61-47.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Rockets, the Grizzlies are 18-36 overall and are below .500. In the Western Conference, the Grizzlies are 13th and are 4th in the Southwest division.

So far, Memphis’ ATS record is below .500 at 25-29. On the road, the Grizzlies have an ATS record of 16-13, as opposed to a 9-16 record against the spread when playing at home.

Rockets Offense Breakdown

Through 53 games games, Houston is averaging 113.3 points per game (22nd).

So far this season, the Rockets are 22nd in the NBA in scoring at 113.3 points per game. However, they have been better offensively at home, averaging 115.2 points compared to 111.2 on the road (23rd).

When it comes to shooting, Houston is 25th in field goal percentage at 46%. From beyond the arc, they are 19th in three-pointers made per game but just 26th in three-point shooting percentage (35%).

Overall, the Rockets are 13th in pace at 99.2 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 24th in the league with an average of 24.9 per game.

Grizzlies Offense Breakdown

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The Grizzlies come into today’s game as the 30th ranked scoring offense at 106.7 points per game.

This season, the Grizzlies are scoring 106.7 points per game, which is 30th in the NBA. At home, they are averaging 103.9 points per game.

Memphis is 30th in the league in field goal percentage at 43%. In terms of pace, they are 17th in the NBA.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Grizzlies are 8th in the league in made threes at 13.7 per game. However, they are just 28th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%.

Rockets Team Defense

So far, the Rockets’ defense is ranked 10th in the league at 112.6 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Rockets are causing 12.5 turnovers per game, ranking 12th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 26th in rejections, averaging 4.4 blocked shots each game.

Grizzlies Team Defense

At present, the Grizzlies’ defense is ranked 12th, allowing 113.1 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Grizzlies squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.7% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 38.3% from downtown.

Key Players For The Rockets And Grizzlies

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Alperen Sengün is set to be the main scorer for the Rockets, recording 19 points and shooting 8/14 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 21.2 points per game, in addition to 9.2 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Jaren Jackson Jr. to be the top scorer for the Grizzlies. Our projection has him finishing the game with 22, and he is expected to secure 6 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 44.7% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 22.3 points per game.

Rockets vs Grizzlies Trends

  • Through their last ten road games, Houston has an ATS record of just 3-7. However, their overall record was 2-8 while averaging 111 points per game.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Memphis has an ATS mark of 6-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 4-6 while averaging 107 points per game.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Grizzlies have a straight up record of 2-8. But, their mark vs the spread was just 7-3.
  • Houston has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 ATS in their last three games.

Rockets vs Grizzlies Prediction

Not only do we have the Rockets winning this one by a score of 94-81, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Rockets at -3.5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 220, and our model projects the Rockets and Grizzlies to reach a combined total of 175 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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