Wednesday night basketball sees the Memphis Grizzlies (44-27) open up as the 13-point favorites for a home game against the Houston Rockets (18-54). The Houston Rockets rank 15th in the Western Conference, 13 positions behind the second-placed Memphis Grizzlies. With such an impressive three-game winning streak and plenty of morale going into the Houston Rockets clash, it’s no wonder why many are tipping the Memphis Grizzlies for victory.
Form Memphis Grizzlies
The Memphis Grizzlies continued their sensational run of form by beating the Dallas Mavericks in their last match. They bested their foes by a score of 112-108. The result extended their winning streak to three games, leaving the home side 44-27 for the season.
The Memphis Grizzlies have shown they have one of the strongest NBA offenses. As of Wednesday, they have a notable scoring average of 116.0 points per game. In defense, the Memphis Grizzlies have been nothing out of the ordinary. They’ve limited opponents to 112.1 points per game on average.
As the suspense builds, the Southwest Division title hangs in the balance. After 71 remarkable games, the Memphis Grizzlies fiercely dominate the leaderboard, eager to win on Wednesday and seize the divisional crown.
The Memphis Grizzlies enter their latest game with 3 players sidelined: Steven Adams, Brandon Clarke, Vince Williams Jr.
Form Houston Rockets
The Golden State Warriors handed the Houston Rockets a second straight defeat in a 108-121 beating last time out, leaving the visitors 5-5 from their past ten games and 1-4 in the last five on the road.
On average, Houston Rockets have scored 110.3 points in the NBA this season and 110.4 points when playing away from home. Defensively, the Houston Rockets have restricted opponents to 118.1 points per game on average and 121.7 points on the road.
After a whirlwind 72 games, the Houston Rockets have seen their playoff aspirations dashed. Turning their attention now to the lottery trade, the team bears the weight of 54 losses, positioning them 15th in the Western Conference and fifth in the Southwest Division.
Jae’Sean Tate is the only reported injury concern for the Houston Rockets ahead of Wednesday’s game.
The outcome of the last meeting between these teams had the Memphis Grizzlies winning with a score of 99-113 at the Toyota Center. The combined score of both teams went under the 227.0 total line back in March 2023. The Memphis Grizzlies have enjoyed the upper hand over the Houston Rockets from their previous ten matchups. The home side celebrated seven wins to go 7-3 in this series and will look to continue their dominance at the FedExForum.
In their last ten head-to-head games, the Memphis Grizzlies managed 118.5 points on average per game, while the Houston Rockets put 107.8 points on board.
The Memphis Grizzlies-Houston Rockets odds for Wednesday’s game are available on Bet365.com. They have multiple betting options available on their website.
- Moneyline (ML): Houston Rockets (+650) | Memphis Grizzlies (-1000)
- Against the spread (ATS): Houston Rockets +13.0 (-110) | Memphis Grizzlies -13.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 227.0 (-110) | (-110)
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Take the Memphis Grizzlies to win (1.10).
The Memphis Grizzlies come into Wednesday’s matchup on a high, having won their last three matches. This streak of success extends to their last nine games at FedExForum, which all ended in victory. The oddsmakers are sold, setting the odds at -1000, giving the home team an 91% chance of winning. The Houston Rockets have +650 odds for a road win. Unfortunately, they have been struggling when they play away from home lately, dropping eight of their last ten road games. Their most recent game resulted in a 108-121 defeat by the Golden State Warriors.
The Memphis Grizzlies have recorded three successive victories and are therefore expected to be the victors in this game. The Houston Rockets have had difficulty on defense, giving up an average of 118.1 points a game, which could explain why the spread is as high as -13.0 points.
Against the Spread
Take the Memphis Grizzlies -13.0 (1.91) as they are the best bet.
The Memphis Grizzlies are expected to be the heavy victors on Wednesday’s game, with a 13-point advantage over the Houston Rockets. In their last five home matches against the Houston Rockets, the Memphis Grizzlies were victorious in three of them. They had an average margin of victory of 17.3 points.
This season, the Memphis Grizzlies have gone 33-35-2 ATS in all games. Their record at the FedExForum is 21-13-1 ATS. The previous ten home contests saw the Memphis Grizzlies cover six times. They limited their foes to 106.1 points per game and scored 117.3 points on average.
The Houston Rockets have been on a tremendous run, having covered in their last two away games. This has increased their road record to a 12-22 ATS. In their last ten games, the Houston Rockets covered six times, scoring an average of 115.0 points and conceding 116.0 points.
Take the Total over 227.0 (1.91) for the best over/under bet
The Memphis Grizzlies and the Houston Rockets have a history of high-scoring matches, having averaged 226.3 points in their ten most recent meetings. The last five matches at the FedExForum have seen even more points, with an average of 225.8 points.
For Wednesday’s game, the total line is set at 227.0. This is 0.4 points less than the combined 227.4-point average the Memphis Grizzlies and the Houston Rockets have put up in their last five meetings. Betting on the Over in the total market returns odds of -110.
The Memphis Grizzlies are 30-39 O/U against the total this season. Their record at the FedExForum is 15-18 O/U. Based on the previous five home games, the total went under three times and averaged 232.6 points. The Memphis Grizzlies are 5-5 O/U overall from their previous ten matches overall.
The Houston Rockets are 34-36 O/U this season. Their last five games finished under the total. The average number of points scored in the past 10 Houston Rockets matches was 231.0, with six of these games finishing under the total.