Free NBA Picks Today: Memphis Grizzlies vs Houston Rockets 3/24/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Memphis Grizzlies vs Houston Rockets 3/24/23
Fri 24th March 2023

The Memphis Grizzlies (45-27, 31-5 Home), the league’s top shooting defense, play host to the Houston Rockets (18-55, 6-29 Away) on Friday.

The teams will be playing their second straight game against each other. Memphis beat Houston 130-125 at FedExForum on Wednesday, their fourth consecutive win and their fourth straight head-to-head.

Jaren Jackson Jr. led the Grizzlies with 37 points and 10 rebounds. Jalen Green had 32 points in defeat. The Rockets are 15th in the Western Conference. The Grizzlies are second in the Western Conference.

Memphis is unbeaten in the season series against Houston, triumphing in all three of their games. Green is averaging 22.1 points per game to lead the Rockets in scoring this season. Meanwhile, Alperen Sengun is contributing 8.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.Ja Morant (26.9 ppg) has powered the Grizzlies on offense. He ranks as the eighth-highest scorer in the league.

Morant also has recorded 8.1 assists per game, seventh-most in the NBA. Jackson Jr. has posted 6.6 rebounds per game. Opponents are shooting 45.0% from the field against the Grizzlies, ranking as the stingiest FG% defense in the league.

The Grizzlies have had the advantage in the last 10 games between the teams at FedExForum, winning six. Memphis is pursuing an 11th straight win at home this season.

In the last 10 games, Houston is 4-6 with an average margin of -2.7 (115.3-118.0). Memphis has gone 7-3 over the last 10, scoring 119.9 points per game on average while allowing 116.3 (+3.6 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Daishen Nix: 4.5 | 8.6 | -4.1
Points per game:
KJ Martin: 16.4 | 12.6 | +3.8


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jaren Jackson Jr.: 38.4 | 25.6 | +12.8
Ja Morant: 26.0 | 41.0 | -15.0
Points per game:
Jaren Jackson Jr.: 29.8 | 18.0 | +11.8
Ja Morant: 17.0 | 26.9 | -9.9
Rebounds per game:
Ja Morant: 4.0 | 5.9 | -1.9
Assists per game:
Tyus Jones: 8.4 | 5.0 | +3.4
Ja Morant: 5.0 | 8.1 | -3.1

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Memphis Grizzlies -13.5 (-105)

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