The Houston Rockets (18-54) battle the Memphis Grizzlies (44-27) Wednesday. Tip from FedEx Forum is set for 8 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Rockets vs. Grizzlies odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Rockets are 0-2 straight up against Memphis this season, but they are 1-1 against the spread (ATS). The most recent matchup was a 113-99 win for Memphis in Houston. The line closed at 10.5, and the Under 232.5 hit.
Houston lost to the Golden State Warriors 121-108 Monday, failing to cover as an 11.5-point underdog. The Rockets are 4-2-1 ATS and 2-5 O/U in their last 7 games. They are 30-40-2 ATS on the season.
Memphis is 33-36-2 ATS on the season, coming off a 112-108 win at home Monday over the Dallas Mavericks, pushing as a 4-point favorite. The Grizzlies have won 6 of their last 7 yet are just 3-3-1 ATS over that span.
Rockets at Grizzlies odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 7:54 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Rockets +650 (bet $100 to win $650) | Grizzlies -950 (bet $950 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Rockets +13.5 (-112) | Grizzlies -13.5 (-108)
- Over/Under (O/U): 229.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)
Rockets at Grizzlies key injuries
- G Jae’Sean Tate (knee) out
- C Steven Adams (knee) out
- G Dillon Brooks (suspension) out
- F Brandon Clarke (achilles) out
- G Ja Morant (nasal fracture) available
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Rockets at Grizzlies picks and predictions
Grizzlies 120, Rockets 111
The Rockets are 1-6 straight up in their last 7 road games and are taking on the 2nd-best team in the West who might be getting their MVP-level guard (Morant) back.
It doesn’t make much sense to back them at (+650). The Grizzlies at (-950) has no value either as it is too much risk for the minuscule award.
LEAN ROCKETS -13.5 (-112).
The Rockets are 6-3-1 ATS over their last 10 games, and while Morant is available, he hasn’t been ruled active yet. How much he plays, having not played since March 3, isn’t known even if he does suit up.
Memphis is 17-24-2 ATS with one day off as well, which has by not playing Tuesday. Also, key players like Adams and Brooks will be sidelined. Houston should be a strong public fade as well which should bode well for the Rockets to cover.
For a partial unit, play ROCKETS -13.5 (-115) given their recent covering success.
BET OVER 229.5 (-110).
The Rockets have gone Under in 5 straight games, but they haven’t had a total this low. The Grizzlies also rank 9th in pace, so they may look to push the pace. Houston sits 15th in pace.
Memphis has gone Over in 3 of their last 4 and has either scored or allowed at least 120 in 3 of their last 4 games as well. It does rank 2nd in defensive rating, but the absence of Adams and Brooks may cripple the Griz defensively. Memphis is averaging 116 points per game as well.
Put it all together and take the OVER 229.5 (-110).