The Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies face off in a Western Conference Southwest Division game at 3:30 p.m. ET Sunday at Toyota Center. The Rockets hold the NBA‘s worst record and are 10-24 at home, while Memphis has the league’s second-best record and is 24-13 on the road. Grizzlies star point guard Ja Morant will miss Sunday’s game after injuring his knee in Friday’s game against Atlanta.
Memphis is favored by 12 points in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Rockets vs. Grizzlies odds, and the over-under is set at 235.5. Before we get into the Grizzlies vs Rockets picks, you’ll want to see NBA predictions from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now the model has set her sights on Rockets vs. Grizzlies. You can head over to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Rockets vs Grizzlies:
- Spread Rockets vs. Grizzlies: Rockets +12
- Rockets vs. Grizzlies over-under: 235.5 points
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What you need to know about the Rockets
The Rockets played well, but were unable to pull off a win over the Indiana Pacers on Friday, a 121-118 loss. Center Christian Wood dropped a double-double with 32 points and 13 rebounds to go with seven assists. The Rockets also had top performances from rookie Jalen Green, who had 20 points and six assists, and Kevin Porter Jr., who finished with 19 points and four assists.
Something the Rockets need to clean up on Sunday are turnovers. Over Houston’s last three games, he’s returned the ball an average of 17.7 times, which is the most in the league over that streak. The Rockets have also been one of the most frequently blocked teams in the NBA this year at 5.8 per game, but have dropped to 3.7 in their last three outings.
What you need to know about the Grizzlies
The Grizzlies suffered a rare loss to the Atlanta Hawks on the road by a decisive 120-105 margin on Friday. Memphis was down 91-72 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too hard to recover from. Despite his injury, Morant still finished as the Grizzlies’ leading scorer with 29 points. Jaren Jackson Jr. and Desmond Bane were the next biggest offensive producers, with 15 points apiece.
Memphis has been the NBA’s top rebounding team this season, with 58.6 per game. The Grizzlies have been just a little below that mark over their last three at 57.7, but that’s still significantly better than the Rockets over this streak, who have only fallen from 45.3 in course of the same sample size. Steven Adams has been the best player under the boards for Memphis, averaging 9.9 rebounds per outing this year.
How to Make Rockets vs. Grizzlies Picks
The model has simulated Rockets vs. Grizzlies 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model leans below, and it also generated a point pick that hits in almost 60% of simulations. You can only see the pick on SportsLine.
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