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Rockets vs. Grizzlies 12/15/2023 NBA Betting Picks

Rockets vs. Grizzlies 12/15/2023In a compelling matchup that promises to captivate basketball enthusiasts, the Houston Rockets, flaunting a solid 12-9 record, are set to clash with the struggling Memphis Grizzlies, who currently hold a 6-17 standing. This game not only presents an intriguing battle on the court but also offers a plethora of opportunities for those interested in NBA betting tips and odds. With the game slated for Friday, December 15, 2023, at FedExForum, expectations are high for an intense showdown.

When:Friday, December 15, 2023, at 8:00 PM ET
Stream:NBA League Pass

Rockets vs. Grizzlies 12/15/2023
-4.5 -112
o211 -111
+4.5 -110
u211 -111
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Alperen Sengun (C) vs. Desmond Bane (SG)

Alperen Sengun is enjoying a breakout sophomore campaign, posting 20 points, 9.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists per contest. The versatile center initiates offense from the post and elbows, while crashing the glass hard on both ends. However, he struggles defending in space and has coughed up 2.7 turnovers per game.

Sharpshooter Desmond Bane has carried the Grizzlies’ scoring load with 24.8 points per game, draining over 40% from deep. The physical guard excels at moving without the ball and has a quick trigger from anywhere inside the arc. However, Bane isn’t an elite creator and turns the ball over 2.9 times per game.

Bane’s efficient perimeter scoring will test Sengun’s already suspect defense. Meanwhile, Sengun should dominate the smaller Memphis frontcourt down low. Whoever gets the better of this matchup could steer their team to victory.

Rockets’ Offensive Firepower

Houston Rockets have been impressive on offense, averaging an impressive 109.8 points per game on average and boasting a field goal percentage of 46.1% with 12.5 three-point field goals per game on average – not to mention their 45.9 rebounding ability per game which underscores their control of game tempo. Unfortunately though, their average of 12.9 turnovers could pose problems against an opponent like Memphis that thrives off turnovers.

Grizzlies’ Defensive Prowess

The Memphis Grizzlies have shown impressive defensive resolve this season, averaging 7.8 steals and 6.3 blocks per game and making themselves a formidable challenger of Houston’s offensive rhythm. Though their average of 106.4 points may not compare favorably with Houston’s, the Grizzlies may force turnovers that they capitalize upon as key determinants in this matchup.

NBA Betting Odds: Houston Rockets -196, Over/Under: 211

The betting odds favor the Houston Rockets, indicating confidence in their ability to overpower the Grizzlies. The over/under set at 211 points suggests an expectation of a moderately high-scoring affair, reflecting both teams’ offensive capabilities.


Houston Rockets Betting Trends

Houston are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games.
Houston are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Houston are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games against Memphis.
Rockets are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
Houston are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Memphis.

Memphis Grizzlies Betting Trends

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis’ last 5 games.
Memphis are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis’ last 6 games against Houston.
Memphis are 1-10 SU in their last 11 games at home.
Memphis are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Houston.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis’ last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.



Victor Oladipo SG Is out indefinitely, Knee
Amen Thompson PG Is “?” Friday vs Memphis, Illness


Steven Adams C Is out for season, Knee
Marcus Smart PG Is out indefinitely, Ankle
Luke Kennard SG Is out indefinitely, Knee
Brandon Clarke PF Is out indefinitely, Achilles
Ja Morant PG Is OUT 25 games; eligible to return Dec 19 vs New Orleans, Suspension

Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies Betting Picks

Given the trends and stats, my recommendation leans towards the Houston Rockets, despite their road game struggles. Their offensive strength seems poised to overcome Memphis’s defensive tactics. The Rockets’ ability to score both inside and outside the arc could be the deciding factor in this matchup.

For prop bets, consider betting on the total points. Given both teams’ trends, the over on 211 points seems a tempting bet. Additionally, Alperen Sengun’s performance as a scorer and rebounder might be worth a look for player prop bets.

For those looking at top betting websites for this game, focus on the moneyline for a safer bet on Houston, given their overall stronger performance this season. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!

Score Prediction: Rockets 112, Grizzlies 105.