Free NBA Picks Today: Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies 3/1/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies 3/1/23
Wed 1st March 2023

The Memphis Grizzlies (37-23, 11-18 Away), the league’s top shooting defense, head to face the Houston Rockets (13-48, 8-21 Home) on Wednesday. Both teams will be playing their second game in as many days. The Grizzlies are 4-4 without rest, while the Rockets are 1-8. Memphis topped the Los Angeles Lakers 121-109 at FedExForum yesterday.

Ja Morant was the key player with a triple double, totaling 39 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. The Grizzlies are the second seed in the Western Conference. Houston lost their 10th in a row in blowout fashion yesterday at Toyota Center, falling to the Denver Nuggets 133-112.

Tari Eason had 17 points and 12 rebounds in the loss, carrying the team. The Rockets are 15th in the Western Conference. The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Memphis will be pursuing a season sweep against Houston after taking the only earlier meeting 129-122 at Toyota Center in October 2022.

Morant led the Grizzlies with 49 points and eight assists. Jalen Green had 33 points in the losing effort. Morant is averaging 27.2 points per game, eighth-highest in the NBA, to lead the Grizzlies in scoring this season. Morant also has dished 8.2 assists per game, fifth-most in the NBA. Meanwhile, Steven Adams is grabbing 11.5 rebounds.

Green’s 21.7 points per game have powered the Rockets on offense. Alperen Sengun is averaging 8.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. The Grizzlies rank as the league’s stingiest FG% defense, holding the opposition to 44.8%. The teams have split their last 10 clashes at Toyota Center (5-5).

Memphis has dropped eight straight on the road this season. Houston is looking to end a four-game losing streak at home this season. In the last 10 games, Memphis is 5-5 with an average margin of +2.9 (112.4-109.5).

Houston has lost each of the last 10, allowing 127.3 points per game on average while scoring only 110.2 (-17.1 margin). The Rockets are averaging 109.7 ppg for the full season while allowing 118.6.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Tyus Jones: 10.8 | 16.5 | -5.7
Points per game:
Dillon Brooks: 10.4 | 14.5 | -4.1


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Daishen Nix: 17.0 | 8.6 | +8.4
Points per game:
Tari Eason: 11.2 | 8.9 | +2.3
Alperen Sengun: 9.8 | 14.8 | -5.0
Assists per game:
Alperen Sengun: 4.8 | 3.8 | +1.0

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Memphis Grizzlies -10.5 (-105)

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