Sparks will fly on Wednesday, March 20 as the Grizzlies (28-42, 18-17 home) host the Rockets (45-26, 19-16 away) at 8:00 p.m. EST at FedExForum.
These two teams have tangled three times this season, with the Rockets winning on three occasions. The last time they played on January 15th, 2019, Houston won 112-94 behind 57 points from James Harden.
The Rockets began the day as 4.0-point favorites for this match up, with an over/under total of 217. Visit one of our most trusted sportsbooks to make a wager today. Houston is 33-36-2 against the spread this season and 36-35-0 over/under. Memphis, meanwhile, is 32-38-0 ATS and 30-40-0 over/under.
Houston enters the game ranked 21st in the league in defensive rating. They’re giving up 109.8 points per contest and are holding opposing teams to 45.0% from the floor and 34.0% from deep. Offensively, they’re averaging 113.0 points and are 28th in rebounds and 28th in assists.
On the flip side, Memphis ranks 28th in offensive rating. The Grizzlies are averaging 102.1 points per game on 42.0% shooting and are 29th in rebounds and 20th in assists. Defensively, they’re giving up 104.6 points per game and are 28th in field goals allowed and 27th in three-pointers allowed.
Both clubs have been active lately. The Grizzlies are fresh off of a 135-128 loss vs the Wizards in Washington in which they were 12 for 33 from deep were out-rebounded 50-45.
The Rockets, meanwhile, are fresh off a 121-105 win versus the Hawks in Atlanta in which they handed out 28 assists and scratched and clawed their way to 13 steals. James Harden led the way with 31 points.
Overall, the Rockets have won nine of their last ten games and are third in the Western Conference, while the Grizzlies have have come out on the losing end of five of their previous ten and are 13th in the Western Conference.