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Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies: Prediction (2024)

Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies: Prediction (2024)

The Houston Rockets will face the Memphis Grizzlies on February 14 (Wednesday) at FedExForum. This will be the fourth and final meeting between the two teams this season, with the Rockets looking for a sweep. The Rockets won their first three games against the Grizzlies this season. Houston is having a resurgence, while Memphis is currently one of the worst teams in the league with an 18-36 record. Wednesday’s game is the 114th regular season meeting between Houston and Memphis. The Rockets lead the all-time head-to-head matchup 67-46, but the Grizzlies have won six of the last 10 matchups since 2021. 

 

Preview 

The Rockets are coming off a huge win over the New York Knicks on Monday. They are 4-6 in their last 10 matches. Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies have lost nine consecutive games prior to Wednesday’s game. The Grizzlies are struggling with injuries to their best players and have no other option but to bring in the best available players to play. 

 

Starting lineup 

The Houston Rockets have four players listed out, including Fred VanVleet and Cam Whitmore. They will likely start with Jalen Green, Amen Thompson, Dillon Brooks, Jabari Smith Jr. and Alperen Sengun. On the other hand, the Memphis Grizzlies have eight players on their injury list and the only regular starter available is Jaren Jackson Jr. He will be joined by Scotty Pippen Jr., John Konchar, Vince Williams Jr., and Santi Aldama in the starting lineup. 

 

Betting tips & Prediction 

Jaren Jackson Jr.’s over/under is 25.5 points, which is below his season average of 22.3 points per game. Jackson has scored at least 26 points three times in his last five games. Betting on him to go over will be better, as he will be the first option on offense for the Memphis Grizzlies. 

Alperen Sengun is averaging 21.2 points per game this season, but his over/under for Wednesday’s game is 20.5 points. Sengun has gone above 20.5 points only once in his last five matches. It will be better to bet on him to go under despite their opposition. 

Despite only averaging 18.3 points per game this season, Jalen Green is projected to score 21.7 points against the Grizzlies. Green has scored at least 22 points twice in his last five games. It’s risky to bet on him to go over 19.5 points due to his inconsistency. 

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The Houston Rockets are slight favorites to defeat the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. The Rockets are playing much better than the Grizzlies at the moment, who have lost nine games in a row. Oddsmakers have predicted that the Rockets will get the win, the Grizzlies will cover the spread and the total will go over. 

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