Grizzlies vs Rockets Prediction - NBA Picks 11/22/23

Houston Rockets (6-6) vs Memphis Grizzlies (3-10)

Game Info: Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)

Betting Odds: Houston Rockets -5.5 -- Over/Under: 217 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Rockets play host to the Memphis Grizzlies at the Toyota Center on Wednesday night. Let’s preview this game and give out a Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies prediction.

Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies have struggled so far this season as they've lost 10 of their first 13 games overall, but they were more than competitive in Sunday's 102-100 loss to the red-hot Celtics. Desmond Bane drained seven 3-pointers to finish with 30 points and eight assists, Santi Aldama added 28 points with 12 rebounds and six assists while Jaren Jackson Jr. chipped in with 17 points. As a team, the Grizzlies shot just 38 percent from the field and 17 of 44 from the 3-point line as they traded with the Celtics until they went scoreless in the final 1:47 to allow the Celtics to slip away in the end.

Memphis Grizzlies Player Facts

  • Desmond Bane ranks 5th amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (3.6) this season.
  • Jaren Jackson Jr. is one of only six qualified players in the league averaging at least 1.5 threes and 1.5 blocks this season.

Houston Rockets

Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets have cooled off from their six-game win streak as they are now hoping to end a three-game skid after getting beaten by the Warriors in a 121-116 road loss on Monday. Alperen Sengun led the team with 30 points, 13 rebounds and five assists, Jabari Smith Jr. added 17 points with nine rebounds and two blocks while Dillon Brooks and Jalen Green scored 16 points each. As a team, the Rockets shot 46 percent from the field and 13 of 41 from the 3-point line, but they struggled to contain the Warriors' Stephen Curry and they needed more from Fred VanVleet who shot just three of 13 from the field and one of eight from the 3-point line.

Houston Rockets Player Facts

  • Fred VanVleet ranks 1st in the Western Conference amongst qualified players for assists per game (9.3) this season.
  • Dillon Brooks ranks T4th amongst qualified players for 3P% (50.0%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Rockets rank 1st in the league for opponent field goals made per game this season (38.3).
  • The Rockets rank 30th in the league for Q3 points per game this season (25.3).
  • The Grizzlies rank 30th in the league for opponent blocks per game this season (7.2).
  • The Grizzlies rank 30th in the league for opponent three-point percentage this season (41.5%).

Peter's Pick

The Grizzlies are still severely shorthanded with Xavier Tillman, Luke Kennard, Derrick Rose and Marcus Smart all still out, while the Rockets have ruled out Tari Eason, Victor Oladipo and they have listed Alperen Sengun as questionable. The Grizzlies are still struggling to win games this season but they would've taken plenty of confidence from their narrow loss to the Celtics on Sunday. The Rockets have been one of the form teams in the league despite their recent losses, they are deserved favorites at home and I think they will enjoy taking on lesser competition after taking on some of the biggest teams in the league.

Peter’s Pick Houston -5.5

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