On Wednesday night the Memphis Grizzlies (45-27) hosted the Houston Rockets (18-55) and walked away with a five-point victory. Tonight, they’ll host them again.
The Rockets’ season has been miserable, and they enter this game on a three-game losing streak. Houston has the worst record in the Western Conference, with road games playing a significant role. They are 6-29 in away games this season.
Memphis’ season has been massively successful, even with many notable distractions. They are 31-5 at home and hold the Western Conference’s second seed with 10 games left in their season. Wednesday’s contest also saw Ja Morant return to the court.
This will be the fourth and final Rockets vs. Grizzlies game this season. Let’s see if Houston can finally get one to go their way.
Rockets vs. Grizzlies Match Details
Fixture: Houston Rockets @ Memphis Grizzlies
Date and Time: Friday, March 24, 2023, 8:00 p.m. EST
Rockets vs. Grizzlies Injury Report
Both teams are dealing with absences tonight, although the injury bug bit Memphis much harder. The Grizzlies have four players ruled out, while the Rockets only have one.
|Vince Williams Jr.||Grizzlies||Shoulder||Out|
Rockets vs. Grizzlies Odds
|Rockets||+13.0 (-115)||Over 233.5 (-110)||+600|
|Grizzlies||-13.0 (-105)||Under 233.5 (-110)||-850|
Rockets vs. Grizzlies Starting 5s
Rockets: PG – Kevin Porter Jr., SG- Jalen Green, SF – Kenyon Martin Jr., PF – Jabari Smith Jr., C- Alperen Sengun
Grizzlies: PG – Tyus Jones, SG – Desmond Bane, SF – Dillon Brooks, PF – Xavier Tillman, C – Jaren Jackson Jr.
Rockets vs. Grizzlies Prediction
Although they kept it tight on Wednesday, the Rockets have generally been terrible on the road this season, both straight up and against the spread. The Grizzlies are usually terrific when it comes to winning and covering at home. Memphis has owned Houston on the court this season, and with Dillon Brooks back from suspension, they shouldn’t allow 125 points as they did two nights ago.
Against Houston’s defense, they can maintain their offensive production, and cruise to another win. Take Memphis to cover.