Free NBA Picks Today: Memphis Grizzlies vs Houston Rockets 3/22/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Memphis Grizzlies vs Houston Rockets 3/22/23
Wed 22nd March 2023

The Houston Rockets (18-54, 6-28 Away) will try to break down one of the NBA’s top scoring defenses when they head to face the Memphis Grizzlies (44-27, 30-5 Home) on Wednesday. Houston lost to the Golden State Warriors 121-108 at Toyota Center on Monday.

Tari Eason was a top performer in the loss with 21 points and 12 rebounds. The Rockets are the 15th seed in the Western Conference. Memphis won their third in a row on Monday at FedExForum, beating the Dallas Mavericks 112-108.

Jaren Jackson Jr. topped the scoresheet with 28 points. With 22 points and 14 rebounds, Santi Aldama also impressed. The Grizzlies are the third seed in the Western Conference.The teams are meeting for the last time this season.

Memphis will be seeking a season sweep against Houston after getting the win in both of their prior meetings, the most recent of which was a 113-99 victory at Toyota Center on March 1, their third straight head-to-head victory.

Desmond Bane led the Grizzlies with 30 points, nine rebounds, and six assists. Jalen Green had 20 points in the loss. The Rockets have been led this season by Green, who is averaging 21.9 points per game.

Meanwhile, Alperen Sengun is contributing 8.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. Ja Morant has been the primary provider for the Grizzlies on offense, averaging 27.1 points per game. He has the eighth-best scoring average in the league.

Morant also has tallied 8.2 assists per game, sixth-most in the league. Jackson Jr. has averaged 6.6 rebounds per game. The Grizzlies are one of the stingiest scoring defenses in the league, ranking fifth with 112.1 points per game allowed.

The teams have split their last 10 matchups at FedExForum (5-5). Memphis is looking for a 10th consecutive home win this season.

Houston is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -1.0 (115.0-116.0). Memphis has a 6-4 record over the last 10, scoring 116.6 points per game on average while holding opponents to 115.1 (+1.5 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Daishen Nix: 6.0 | 8.7 | -2.7
Points per game:
Jabari Smith Jr.: 15.6 | 12.5 | +3.1


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Tyus Jones: 26.8 | 17.8 | +9.0
John Konchar: 6.2 | 10.9 | -4.7
Points per game:
Jaren Jackson Jr.: 23.8 | 17.7 | +6.1
Assists per game:
Tyus Jones: 7.6 | 5.0 | +2.6

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Under 231.5 (-110)

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